Stats! According to WordPress …


I’m pretty psyched to share these stats, they’re official from WordPress! I opened this site in June and just 7 months later I am enjoying almost 9,900 views. That’s not too exciting, about 4.6 views a day, but i don’t write every day. So I’m still pretty psyched. I have said publicly and privately, that I’d rather have both of you interested and loyal readers than 100,000 fly-bys.

The breakdown is below, if you’re curious. If you’re a commenter, you’re likely in here too! If you’re new, do take a peek at the top 5 posts listed below. They will give you a good sense of what I’m like and what you can expect from me. A book is in the works, I owe you that.

I have no idea how my stats compare to other blogs, but I don’t need to know. I am proud of all this work, I write and you happen to come back. You make my blog keep going, and that’s a dance I like, so …

Thank you.

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 9,800 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 16 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

6 responses »

    • Kirstin, you had a baby and that’s more impressive than anything I could’ve done all year other than have my own, which I can’t (well, I mean, I *could* but that would be pretty impossible to do with my husband)….

      This year, 2012, was something that unfolded itself before me. I started 2011 with the blog and barely wrote anything. I jumped into 2012 with some fiction and a newfound energy thanks to someone I know, but we no longer speak to one another. She was an incredible force, in a writerly sense. Just prolific, so, I was inspired by that. My skills are my own, as well as my initiative, but none of us is an island.

      Your beautiful and healthy son, Kirstin, is a reflection of your success. I know motherhood is depleting and exhausting and sometimes it feels impossible to see the value in what we do, but there is value, I know this.


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