Happy New Year to all my loyal readers – I do appreciate those that follow this blog which seems to have often fallen by the wayside in the past year. I am amazed that my stats show constant visitors even during times posts have been scarce or non existent! WordPress provides a useful breakdown of one’s blog each year and I thought it might be interesting to share some of their info here.
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
In 2013, there were 27 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 711 posts. There were 234 pictures uploaded, so that’s about 5 pictures per week. Visitors came from a total of 87 countries and the busiest day of the year was August 25th with 118 views. The most popular post that day was Cumquat Marmalade.
I had no idea Cumquat Marmalade could be a hit topic!
Most folk seem to publish a list of events, achievements or items made during the past year – with an average of only one post per fortnight, you can see that my stitching output did not amount to much – goodness knows where the year went with so little to show for it. I took thousands of photographs, and I did a little travel – to Singapore for a couple of weeks, and to Alice Springs for a 10 days photograph tour. I received the Intermediate Certificate from the Embroiderer’s Guild for completing certificates in Surface Stitchery, Crewel, and Canvas Work over the last three years. (Then swore I would never do another!) I lost my beloved Maggie in October, and I made some major life decisions – bought a block of land and engaged an architect to design me a new home, and began to prepare this place for sale.
2014 will be a busy one with many challenges – a new knee in March, the sale of my current home, and the construction of my new one, plus a possible move into a rented place until the new one is completed. I can’t wait for it all to happen, and am already able to visualize what it might be like living here.