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2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for Looks like the stats have risen considerably in 2012, which I’m very happy about. 2011 yielded about 78,000 hits while 2012 pulled in about 100,000. So that’s… hmmm… as I’ve said elsewhere, I’m not that great at math. But if I had my calculator handy I could figure out the percentage increase.

Here’s an excerpt:

19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 100,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.


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2011 in review prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. This is for and doesn’t include, which pulls in about 1/2  more of the traffic logged here.

What I found interesting was that a lot of visitors came to the site searching about sexuality and Jung’s idea of the shadow (= dark side of the psyche). I guess that’s something of a comment on where many people are at today.

The question is, do I post more sexy and dark side articles to attract more people, or do I continue to try to uplift by pointing to the light? A New Year’s dilemma which I guess will only be answered in time!

Here’s an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 72,000 times in 2011. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 3 days for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.