I added 44 new posts bringing the total to 174 since I started in 2010 but that was about 20 fewer than in previous years.
My readers came from 113 different countries but mostly from the USA followed by the UK and Canada.
For me the bad news was that none of the posts I wrote last year were in the Top 5 most read category; the good news is that people still like to read my older stuff with older favourites still appearing in my most-read list.
My 5th most read post was: “So many “friends” but still lonely” from May 2010. This was a post about Facebook followers not having real social lives. It was also my 3rd most read post in both 2010 & 2011
My 4th most read post was: “Facebook vigilantes cop traffic offenders in Delhi“ from Agust 2010. Another post about the use/misuse of Facebook (and smart phones).
My 3rd most read post was: “Ginger Kid gets free Pizza” from June 2011. This was the story of the pizza server who couldn’t pronounce the customer’s name.
My 2nd most read post was: “Apples and Pears – what fruit is your bum” from May 2010. This was a serious post about the health consequences for overweight women and was also the 2nd most-read post in 2011.
And the most read post was – for the 3rd year running: “Blushing – do men find it attractive?”. This post has been read by someone every single day since it was first published in May 2010.
One post from 2012 which made it into the top 10 most-read was: “Gorillas (and other Great Apes) you might have missed” from July 2012.
So something for me to think about. I put more pictures in this year – many of which I took myself on my travels – but readers obviously prefer a story as well.
Also I didn’t write about Facebook as I thought I’d given them enough publicity but I may have to get back to them this year.
And I need to write more posts. I have been tweeting more this year @MikethePsychUK so that’s taken up some of my blogging time.
Finally thank you to everyone who has read, followed, or liked my posts. Have a great 2013!