|This blog's daily visitor numbers in 2020|
Let's not forget that during the shitstorm that was 2020, Blogger decided to completely overhaul its perfectly decent user interface (as it was entitled to do, of course, it's not as if we pay to use it), much to the chagrin of many blog writers (myself included).
Don't worry, I'm not going to bang on about that again (although inserting pictures and videos can now be an object lesson in quantum mathematics), but I was interested to see how that period had affected the HeroPress visitor numbers.
As you can see from the chart above (one of the nice new bits of replacement interface is a deeper dive into blog statistics), my "blogging break" from the end of September to the start of November (which saw a reduction in posts, but not a complete halt) didn't really hit my numbers at all.
Throughout 2020, I've pretty much averaged just above 2,000 views a day - which isn't that bad, really, is it?
Slow and steady wins the race, right?
Except for the minority who are dropping off spam, I'd like to say a massive "thank you" to each and every one of you.
My most popular post of 2020 was my review of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom for some reason, even though it was published in 2018!
I suppose this is something I've long dreamed about for the blog actually coming to fruition: I'm creating a catalogue of posts - a library if you will - that people can browse at their leisure, rather than simply focussing on the most recent article.
Also, rather oddly, the series of GIFs I posted as untitled "holding posts", during my break from regular daily blogging, have also proved very popular... which I guess I could take as mildly insulting, but I choose not to.
And where did all these discerning visitors come from?
Overall, I'm very pleased with how HeroPress has fared, statistically, during 2020.
It's nothing game-changing, but it's solid and reliable.
I wonder how my numbers would improve if I actually found a focus for the blog?
After all, I've only been looking for one for 14 years.
You can't rush these things.