1000th post – a few stats

As with my 500th post, I am taking the milestone of my 1000th post to consider a few statistics. I started this blog on 1 November 2014, so 1000 posts in just under eight years is about one every three days (2.89 days, to be precise), slightly less often than the two and half days I calculated then, because my posts have been fewer and further between recently. 

According to WordPress, I have had readers from 203 countries and territories around the world. The top 10 are the USA, Australia, England, India, Canada, Philippines, Germany, South Korea, Indonesia and Brazil. On the other hand, I have had one reader from each of 24 countries and territories: Andorra, the British Virgin Islands, Burkina Faso, the Cayman Islands, Chad, Congo – Brazzaville, Djibouti, the Faroe Islands, French Polynesia, Fiji, Gibraltar, Greenland, Grenada, Guadaloupe, Guinea, Kosovo, Monaco, Samoa, the Seychelles, South Sudan, St Lucia, Swaziland and Timor-Leste. I would love to know what brought each of those here. 

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WordPress’s stats show that I have now received more visitors to this site than last year. Thank you. Please comment on posts, though! I am doing this to interact with like-minded people around the world.

The above is a copy-and-paste of what I posted on 11 Dec last year, so I have reached this milestone almost a month sooner this year.

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WordPress’s stats show that I have now received more visitors to this site than last year. Thank you. Please comment on posts, though! I am doing this to interact with like-minded people around the world.


For some reason, one of my posts from several years ago got 103 visitors in one day. I don’t know why, because none of them commented.

160 visitors in one day

When I opened WordPress to write my previous post, I was surprised to discovered that one post had received 160 visitors yesterday. What made 160 people visit that post on one day when only 12 had visited it in the two and a half years prior to that, I will never know, especially as none of them commented. It’s good for the site stats, though.

Blog statistics

WordPress’s statistics show that I have already passed last year’s total of visitors and views. Thank you. However, I long for you to comment on my posts. I am doing this mainly so that I can interact with like-minded people from around the world. Thank you.

601st post – please comment!

This was meant to be my 600th post, but last night I got a rush of blood to the head, posted three times in quick succession and forgot about the number.

I write this blog partly to clarify my own thoughts as an English language teacher and magazine subeditor, and to put those thoughts onto the interwebs for people to read and hopefully learn something about language in general and English in particular, but mainly to be able to interact with like-minded people around the world. WordPress tells me that 25-30 people read my blog each day. Can just one of those please comment and interact with me each day? If this blog means anything to you, please comment. Please, please, please!

To be fair, I have received some comments which I am not convinced are real people and genuine comments. If you want me to reply, please show that you are a real person (WordPress profile, blog or website) and please leave a genuine comment. Apologies to any real person who has left a genuine comment which I have not responded to.

500th post

I started this blog in November 2014. Five hundred posts in three and a half years is an average of one post every two and half days, which is what I subjectively estimated before I calculated it.

WordPress provides me with a range of statistics (and would give me more if I paid to upgrade my plan). Since I started, the number of views per month has gone up from one or two hundred to six or seven hundred. The best month was January this year, when for no apparent reason I got over a thousand views, but that was an exception. I have had readers from 145 jurisdictions, including one from each of the Northern Mariana Islands, Burundi, Papua New Guinea, Bosnia & Herzogivina, the Palestinian Territories, Botswana, Laos, Guyana, Libya, Guam, Timor-Leste, Tajikistan, Zimbabwe, Micronesia, Guernsey, the Maldives, Barbados, Estonia, Iceland, Sudan and Benin. G’day mates. (Goodness knows what brought them here.) Continue reading

100th follower

I have just acquired my 100th follower of this blog. Thank you Cristine and the other 99. (At the bottom right it says 97, but three more have signed up elsehow.) Please, please, please comment. The main reason I am doing this is to interact with like-minded people. With 100 followers, if everyone comments just once every three months, I’ll have a comment a day. That’ll keep me going.