Sunday, January 31, 2010

This blog is three years old

Three years development from nothing is not much for a bonsai but it is a very long time in this digital age. Let's see the hard numbers of this blog.

Per MONTH it gets 6,260 individual visitors. This means visits from one single computer. Successive visits from the same computer are not counted.
In the year 2008 the blog got 53,973 visits from DIFFERENT, INDIVIDUAL computers.
Imagine: more than 50,000 folks see this blog per year. Most come back many times, many do this every day.
From 2008 to 2009 the numbers of this blog rose by 58 %.

This is far more than any bonsai forum in the world has as population. Every single day between 500 and 1,000 individuals visit this blog. Most bonsai forums have less than a third of this traffic.

Individuals from 146 countries visit the blog in one year. Most visitors come from USA, then from Germany, United Kingdom, Slovenia, Canada, France, Czech Republic, Portugal, Croatia, Poland, Spain, Netherlands, Australia, Italy, Switzerland, Brazil, and so on until 141 Mongolia, 142 Grenada, 143 Namibia, 144 US Virgin Islands, 145 Burkina Faso, and 146 Libya.

US$ $84,823.8 is the supposed value of this blog according to this internet site valuation. This is far more than the bonsai forums. Well, I have no clue what this means exactly. If it means that someone will pay me 100,000 then I agree.

Well, anyway, it is fun and it gives me a good feeling to make all these photographs and report about my bonsai adventures when I know how many people see this.