Sunday, 20 November 2011

When I was one, I had just begun ...

So said Christopher Robin in Now We Are Six - and the same is true of this blog, which is one year old today. This first year has raced by and I feel I have only made a small start to all the things I want to write about and accomplish.


Overview stats


Looking at my blog statistics, I have picked out some facts, figures and highlights:

  • I've written 65 posts - an average of one every 5 or 6 days.
  • There have been 9,386 total page views - an average of about 180 per week
  • By far the most popular post has been Scanning Saturday - My new Flip-Pal.
  • My Research Toolbox and Surnames page also get a large number of hits.
  • The month with the highest readership was October 2011, thanks to my Lost in London series of posts.
  • I have most readers in the USA and UK - just over 3,000 page views in each case. More surprisingly, I also seem to have regular readers in Russia and Slovenia.
  • My readers are a mainstream, even conservative, bunch when it comes to technology - 84% use Windows and 50% use Internet Explorer. Less than 4% access my blog from a mobile device (smartphone or tablet).
  • The main traffic sources for my blog are Google, Facebook, EOGN, Genea-Musings and my own website, Caro's Family.

Audience stats


I'm very grateful to all of you who have read my offerings over the past year, and especially to those who have taken the time to comment. I hope you will stick with me as this blog moves into the terrible twos!


  1. Happy First Blogiversary Caroline.

  2. Thank you very much, Aillin :-)

  3. Congratulations, Caroline. I enjoy your posts - thanks.

    From one of the 4% who reads your posts on a mobile device (in Australia)

  4. Thank you, Jill. I always think of you when I look at the page views from Australia and see it coloured in that nice dark green on the map!

  5. Congratulations for your first anniversary. Hope there are many more. I always enjoy reading your posts and am quite excited when one comes up in Feedly.

  6. What a lovely comment, Sharon. Thank you so much - you've made my day!

  7. Well done Caroline. Keep up the good work. I still follow your blog and find it interesting.


  8. Greetings from Southern California

    I am Your Newest Follower

    Have a Nice Day :-)

  9. Thank you, Ron. Welcome to the blog. I have family in Southern California (San Diego). I envy your sunshine!

  10. I have come to your blog via the SoG Forum. I particularly enjoyed the history of your house. I live in two cottages which are now one house. They were originally a single storey dog kennel belonging to a local landowning family. You have encouraged me to find out more. Linda

  11. Thank you, Linda, and welcome to the blog. I'm glad you also enjoyed This Old House: I haven't published there in a while because we have been in protracted negotiations over the building work but the good news is that it should begin later this month. So I hope to be able to post photos and progress reports very soon.