A final look back at the year just gone. Every year, WordPress provide a run down of each blogs statistics, which make interesting reading. Here are the key features of the Mexile.
Since moving back to the UK, I post much less frequently. My blog has become a more personal affair, with less direction. Quite frankly, it’s a blog with less enthusiastic input. And the stats show. Once upon a time, when my blog was still on Opera, I’d get as many visits in a month as I do now in the whole year. But still, it’s nice to know I’d get a decent run at the Sydney Opera House. It’d be nice to fill Wembley one day though.
This list spells it out pretty clearly. Of the five posts that were viewed the most in 2013, three of them were written years ago when I was still in Mexico. A fourth has the word Mexican in the title. People who do visit my blog are looking for Mexican stuff. The top post only gained so many views, I suspect, because I was one of the first to post about an issue to an update of the Galaxy S2. The post ‘Hands and Knees’ is the only one of those three golden oldies that was on this list last year. The others are all new entries.
This has always been the case – a largely US, UK and Mexican readership. It would be odd if that were not the case. There were visits from over 140 other countries in 2013. I do wonder though, over the years, have I had a visit from every country on the planet? Maybe. Who knows.
The vast majority of visits come through search engines. But the powers of the Blogroll, especially Steve’s blogroll, must not be underestimated. More importantly, as we all know, life is about quality not quantity. And Steve serves up quality, both in his own posts and his referrals.
Talking of quality, here’s the run down on who contributed most. Comments are nice. Conversations often become interesting. I learn a lot from them and I imagine others do to, from the comments here and on their own blogs. There’s more than learning though, there’s also friendship. Kim is renowned across the blogging world, at least the Mexican corner of the blogging world, as the King of Kommenters. He tops the charts here not just for the second year running, but the third. Maybe also the fourth and fifth, but I haven’t looked that far back. My new years resolution – comment more!