Another year down, and it’s been another year full of blogging. So how did I do in 2014? Let’s have a peak behind the scenes…
Well, Cllr Floyd Waterworth may not be a fan, but clearly some people are. 2014 saw over 43,000 views on the various posts and pages of this blog, an increase of 138% on last year, and by some margin the best year since I started this blog.
Visitor-wise, the WordPress elves tell me that some 23,400 people visited this blog in 2014, which equates to an average 1.8 posts/pages viewed per person. I’m not sure how accurate it is discerning individual visitors, but by the individual metric it has nearly doubled on 2013.
This year I published 333 posts (334 including this one). Which is nice, I think.
The top five most viewed posts from this year (excluding the home page, the about page, and the peri-peri veggie burger recipe from nearly two years ago that everyone apparently still loves) were as follows:
- Full list of Southend Local Election Candidates 2014 (April)
- 02 “The Lion and the Rose” (Game of Thrones season 4) [SPOILERS] (April)
- The Southend Tory MP, the expenses claims, and £11k of taking the p*ss (September)
- James Duddridge, MP for…Halifax? (March)
- Kipperwatch! UKIP thugs trash Labour street stall in Corringham (November)
WordPress apparently tracks the locations from which visitors are viewing the site. Which is nice.
Here are the top five countries from which people viewed this blog in 2014:
- United Kingdom
- United States
In news which will surprise nobody, the UK was in first place by a huge margin.
2014 was good. Hopefully, 2015 will be better.
And a happy new year to all my readers!