2012 – my blog in review. By WordPress

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

Well it’s nice of Word Press to do this, so I thought I should share it with all of you who read my blog. With massive thanks for taking an interest.

[Note 16 Feb 2013. Deleted link as it is attracting thousands of spam messages. But basically, I got about 16,000 recorded views in 2012. Which was nice. And from most of the world’s countries at some point, with the majority from the US, UK, Canada, India and France.]

And thanks especially to all those who take the trouble to comment. Really appreciated.

Getting onto Freshly Pressed was what did it for the Top Ten Air Guitar Classics in April. I was gobsmacked when I started to get over a thousand hits for a few days. Back to the normal 20-30 views now –  although from time to time it goes higher – usually if I get retweeted.   But those few days in April were a real high. It is really gratifying to feel that so many people – from around the globe – are interested in what you are writing.

Remarkably I still get a steady stream of hits on that blog about air guitar. And the Queen one too, which I wrote as a bit of a joke – against myself. Liking and not liking, but succumbing eventually. What it shows is how popular around the world Metal and Queen are. Maybe I’ll do a Top Ten on Michael Jackson next…

More to come in 2013!

Wishing you all a peaceful and happy New Year.

Click here to see the complete report.

And if you’d like to see my Top Ten albums of 2012, click here.

About John S

I'm blogging about the things I love: music, sport, culture, London, with some photos to illustrate aspects of our wonderful city. I’ve written a novel called “The Decision”, a futuristic political thriller, and first of a trilogy. I’m also the author of a book on music since the 1970s called “ I Was There - A Musical Journey” and a volume of poetry about youth, “Growin’ Up - Snapshots/ Fragments”. All available on Amazon and Kindle.
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10 Responses to 2012 – my blog in review. By WordPress

  1. I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog the past year! I hope you continue writing about the things you love, and have a happy new year!

  2. Lulu says:

    I think I will have to thank your article about air guitar classics, or else I would never have seen your blog!
    They sent it to me too, it is a great idea. You’re third on my top comments, and as the first two are the same person, I guess we can say you’re second, félicitations!

    • John S says:

      Second – c’est bon! Yeah I think the survey monkey is a bit confused. One of my friends was on twice too. I think you’d be in the five! Have a great new year.

  3. dc says:

    happy new year john, thanks for all the thoughts and insights. looking forward to more in 2013. hopefully your football predictions will come good.

    • John S says:

      Best to you and all the family too. After that 7-3 win over Newcastle, maybe Arsenal will be flying, but a long way to catch up. Quite fancy Chelsea now.

  4. Happy New Year, John!!!!!

  5. Tricky Trees says:

    Hi John:

    Happy new year, happy Christmas – and of course I hope you had a happy birthday too.

    It was nice to see the WordPress report, and thanks for all your blogging through the year. Very entertaining stuff, and – West Ham aside – I do like your range of interests. (My only problem is keeping up with them all. I’m still working on my Roxy Top Ten…..)

    See you again soon, and a very jolly blogging 2013 to you.


    P.S. Hilarious assault on ‘arry Redknapp on the BBC site today following his flip comments about managing Chelsea. God, that guy divides opinion….

    • John S says:

      The Monkey couldn’t cope with your variety of aliases, otherwise you’d be 5th or 6th on comments. In number – but close to the top, if not top, on word count! Many thanks for all those thoughtful comments, which were great blogs in themselves. And looking forward to that top ten Roxy!

      PS. Only glanced at the Harry headline. Think he might be a bit jealous of Rafa.

      PPS. Happy birthday tomorrow!

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