Blog stats: 18,000 clicks and counting!

Every once in a while I’ll glance at the number of page views for the blog, and today I see that after three years of blogging I’ve just passed the 18,000 page view count.

It’s always hard to know how my page views stack up against “similar blogs” because bloggers do different things to promote themselves.

I’m probably not doing enough to promote my blog, but I’m content with knowing 38o people are subscribed to my blog today, and I’m getting over 200 visitors to the blog each month plus I have a group of regular readers who come by and comment – which I really love.

If you’re a blogger, how is your blog doing? What do you think you could be doing better? (And what do you think I could be doing better, for that matter!)

As always, thanks for dropping by. 🙂


Blog Stats Update – International Readers Come into Focus!

The last time I updated you on my blog stats was in October 2012, so I figured it’s time to share more good news with you all!

This past week, my blog hit a new milestone of 12,000 page views since it’s “birth” in March 2011. Yay! I’m thrilled with the new WordPress functionality that shows me the number of individual visitors coming to my blog page in addition to the page views (since people usually click on more than one page.)

Also… I now have 168 people subscribed to my blog for regular updates. Thank you, and Welcome to all the new readers that have joined in the last few months, it’s really encouraging to see my audience growing.

And speaking of my audience, there is one statistic I am MOST PROUD of for my blog:


People from NINETY (90) COUNTRIES visited my blog in the last year!!




I’m really amazed by this statistic and I can’t tell you all how much it means to me to have made so many friends from all over the world through my blog. Nearly EVERY CONTINENT IS REPRESENTED in my readership – how fantastic is that?!?

Since you are probably curious, here is a list of the “top countries” where readers come to visit the blog (the countries I did not include in this list are the ones with one (1) page view):

United States 5,467
Canada FlagCanada 540
United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 318
Netherlands FlagNetherlands 261
Australia FlagAustralia 157
Germany FlagGermany 117
France FlagFrance 81
India FlagIndia 68
Spain FlagSpain 50
Brazil FlagBrazil 43
Turkey FlagTurkey 43
Philippines FlagPhilippines 38
Italy FlagItaly 36
Indonesia FlagIndonesia 36
Mexico FlagMexico 34
Kenya FlagKenya 33
Ireland FlagIreland 28
Norway FlagNorway 24
Singapore FlagSingapore 19
Russian Federation FlagRussian Federation 16
United Arab Emirates FlagUnited Arab Emirates 15
Japan FlagJapan 13
Taiwan, Province of China FlagTaiwan 11
Switzerland FlagSwitzerland 11
Denmark FlagDenmark 10
Korea, Republic of FlagRepublic of Korea 10
Malaysia FlagMalaysia 10
Ukraine FlagUkraine 9
New Zealand FlagNew Zealand 9
Czech Republic FlagCzech Republic 9
Argentina FlagArgentina 9
Pakistan FlagPakistan 8
Poland FlagPoland 8
Egypt FlagEgypt 8
Belgium FlagBelgium 8
Nigeria FlagNigeria 8
Thailand FlagThailand 7
Romania FlagRomania 7
Guinea-Bissau FlagGuinea-Bissau 6
Sweden FlagSweden 6
Colombia FlagColombia 6
Venezuela FlagVenezuela 5
Austria FlagAustria 5
Slovenia FlagSlovenia 5
Greece FlagGreece 5
Israel FlagIsrael 4
Hungary FlagHungary 4
Costa Rica FlagCosta Rica 4
Bahrain FlagBahrain 3
Lithuania FlagLithuania 3
Peru FlagPeru 3
Serbia FlagSerbia 3
Puerto Rico FlagPuerto Rico 3
Sri Lanka FlagSri Lanka 3
Namibia FlagNamibia 3
Mauritius FlagMauritius 3
Cyprus FlagCyprus 3
Saudi Arabia FlagSaudi Arabia 3
South Africa FlagSouth Africa 3
Estonia FlagEstonia 3
Chile FlagChile 3
Iraq FlagIraq 2
Slovakia FlagSlovakia 2
Panama FlagPanama 2
Bulgaria FlagBulgaria 2
Malta FlagMalta 2
Ecuador FlagEcuador 2
Viet Nam FlagViet Nam 2
Hong Kong FlagHong Kong 2
Bangladesh FlagBangladesh 2