My garden yesterday – a subtle difference to last year.
It’s now 4 years to the day that I started this blog and this is my 203rd post! Readership has continued to rise: about 46,000 hits this year compared with 37,000 last year, 25,000 in 2015 and about 7000 in 2014. That means readership is now averaging over 120 a day, about 1000 a week and around 4,000 a month. There have been over 27,000 visitors, compared with 21500 last year, 10,200 in 2015 and under 3,000 in 2014. Since the blog started there have been a grand total of 116,000 views from 62,000 visitors.
We’re in danger of being washed away rather than frozen out
In terms of popularity, once again somewhat to my surprise Stumperies [May 2015] has topped the list which has attracted 1530 viewings. Next comes Humphry Repton [April 2014] with 1076, presumably because everyone is waking up the forthcoming bicentenary. After him come several other old favourites with Harry Wheatcroft, The colour of Carrots, A Pineapple & Mr Rose, Paulownia, Night Soil, Beatrice Parsons, and Carters Seeds all receiving more than 800 hits. You can see a fuller list below.
It looks quite serene now it’s not pouring with rain…
However, as I’ve said in previous years some posts have hardly been read at all. Why did the idea of spending Christmas with Shirley Hibberd attract only 38, Peas Perfect Peas only 37 and the series I wrote on Romance and Reason only 28 [the link takes you to the first of 3 and you can then click through to the others]?
So thank you to everyone who has been reading the posts, telling their friends and passing the blog on. Please keep up the enthusiasm and the comments.
And now to fill the seemingly endless days between Christmas and the New Year is just what you’ve all been waiting for – another end of year quiz to test your powers of recall from posts over the course of the year. Answers at the end.
….and the wind isn’t blowing at 70kph
Good Luck and Happy New Year!