2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 220,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 9 days for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Dec 2014 update

Merry Christmas

Hi,

Topical news story – Surfers ride ‘weather bomb’ waves in Spain and Portugal – Some of the world’s top surfers have been riding massive waves generated by the Atlantic storm that hit Scotland.

Stats steady at around 10,000 visitors a month (views is a higher figure). February remains an odd spike. Most popular posts – anything to do with Polish females – nothing changes.

I’ve approved about 60 comments and deleted the 90+ spam. I was not riding a massive wave at the time.

Happy Christmas!

Update

Catching up with Happy Valentines Day and Easter wishes plus Earth Day today!

earth day

Topical news story – David Moyes sacked as manager of Man United. Article.

Dealt with 61 comments of which about a third were trashed. The rest related to the “10 things about having a Polish girlfriend” post, which is surely deserving of its own TV series by now. Gra o Polski Laska, or something similar. Half of those comments were slagging Jamie off for incorrect use of your / you’re. I’ve spoken to Jamie about this and he told me to tell you all to go **** yourselves. Probably just having a bad day. It’s when he mixes the pills with the beer.

What the hell happened in February? Every month plugging away with around 10,000 views (not bad for a dead blog) and then a spike in February up to almost 70,000!

Otherwise, nuffin going on.

Retro header picture reinstated

Mainly because I want to borrow the other one for elsewhere!

2014 update

Hi there,

Happy New Year and all that but I should make it clear that if you leave comments here they WILL NOT BE ANSWERED. Sorry about that but we are all busy doing other things and this material has simply been left here as a (maybe) helpful reference point. This is not an active blog. This is the Mount Vesuvius or Etna of blogs, used to have a bit of fire in its belly but now……

Anyway, around 30 comments have been dealt with. Roughly 10 approved and the rest trashed.