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.
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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!

13 comments:

  1. Happy First Blogiversary Caroline.

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

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

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  3. 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!

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  4. 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.

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

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

    Annie
    www.hibbitt.org.uk/blog/

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  7. Greetings from Southern California

    I am Your Newest Follower

    Have a Nice Day :-)

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

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  9. 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

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  10. Thank you, Linda, and welcome to the blog. I'm glad you also enjoyed This Old House: http://horsestreet.blogspot.co.uk. 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.

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