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Top Posts & Pages for 2013


Many blog authors are quite obsessive about checking their statistics—I’ve learned, slowly, to control myself—not get all bent out of shape if the numbers fall and not become overly excited if they rise

I’m in this for the long-haul and it can take many years for a blog to really take off and become widely popular.

Also, the “Top” blogs out there are the ones that cater to reading habits that are shaped by our materialistic, over-hyped culture—something I’m known for avoiding :-)

So, here are my stats for 2013 (I stopped when the numbers fell below 122 views since that would be an “average” of one view every three days—in other words, these are the top 20 out of 282…):

Alexander M Zoltai ~ The Author of This Blog   2,126
Writing Challenge ~ Use The 1200 Most Common Words To Write A Story…   626
What’s The “Best” Way To Learn “Proper” Grammar?   489
* The Book ~ Notes from An Alien   443
Why Do Certain People Become Writers?   275
Free Software for Writers . . .   274
Are Fiction Writers Capable of Freelancing?   250
Behind The Scenes . . .   158
Are Writers Doomed To Be Isolated And Lonely?   157
Diagramming Sentences ~ A Lost Art?   146
What About All The Authors Whose Books Don’t Sell Very Many Copies?   145
How Can An Author Make Their Book Go Viral?   141
What’s The Relationship Between A Writer & Their Characters?   136
Selling Books Is Hard. ~ So, Why Do Writers Keep Trying?   132
Why Writers Must Read In Order To Become Authors   131
So, Do Libraries “Steal” Money from Authors?   131
Are You A Fast Study or Slow Learner? ~ It Can Definitely Depend On The Subject And On Your MOOD!   127
Are All Writers Introverts? ~ and ~ Can An Introvert Do Book Promotion?   125
Do Homeless People Read Books?   124
The Best Writing Software *Ever* ?   123

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A Blogger’s Roll Call of Nations


Back in October of last year I published the post Global Blogging for Readers, Writers, and Publishers.

It shows the Top Ten countries for visitors to this blog.

I thought it was time to show all the countries

However, due to WordPress’ statistical widget limitations, the list that follows isn’t for the full time that this blog has been in existence (since January, 2011).

The best I can do is show the totals for all countries from
February 25, 2012 through July 29, 2013:

Country Views
United States FlagUnited States 21,086
Australia FlagAustralia 2,058
United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 2,006
Canada FlagCanada 1,739
Germany FlagGermany 1,162
India FlagIndia 645
Philippines FlagPhilippines 337
Georgia FlagGeorgia 321
Italy FlagItaly 194
Netherlands FlagNetherlands 181
France FlagFrance 180
Portugal FlagPortugal 175
New Zealand FlagNew Zealand 170
Sweden FlagSweden 158
Spain FlagSpain 133
Lithuania FlagLithuania 128
Ecuador FlagEcuador 122
South Africa FlagSouth Africa 120
Brazil FlagBrazil 115
Singapore FlagSingapore 111
Virgin Islands, U.S. FlagVirgin Islands 110
Indonesia FlagIndonesia 107
Pakistan FlagPakistan 105
Argentina FlagArgentina 102
Malaysia FlagMalaysia 87
Ireland FlagIreland 86
Israel FlagIsrael 80
Thailand FlagThailand 79
Mexico FlagMexico 77
Romania FlagRomania 74
Belgium FlagBelgium 74
Finland FlagFinland 69
Hong Kong FlagHong Kong 63
Japan FlagJapan 60
United Arab Emirates FlagUnited Arab Emirates 60
Switzerland FlagSwitzerland 57
Saudi Arabia FlagSaudi Arabia 57
Norway FlagNorway 54
Colombia FlagColombia 54
Korea, Republic of FlagRepublic of Korea 54
Denmark FlagDenmark 53
Nigeria FlagNigeria 49
Egypt FlagEgypt 48
Taiwan, Province of China FlagTaiwan 46
Russian Federation FlagRussian Federation 46
Poland FlagPoland 41
Turkey FlagTurkey 41
Czech Republic FlagCzech Republic 34
Greece FlagGreece 33
Serbia FlagSerbia 32
Bangladesh FlagBangladesh 28
Hungary FlagHungary 28
Austria FlagAustria 27
Viet Nam FlagViet Nam 26
Croatia FlagCroatia 25
Ukraine FlagUkraine 24
Trinidad and Tobago FlagTrinidad and Tobago 22
Slovakia FlagSlovakia 17
Kenya FlagKenya 16
Morocco FlagMorocco 16
Costa Rica FlagCosta Rica 16
Venezuela FlagVenezuela 16
Slovenia FlagSlovenia 15
Bulgaria FlagBulgaria 14
Cambodia FlagCambodia 14
Kuwait FlagKuwait 14
Lebanon FlagLebanon 13
Sri Lanka FlagSri Lanka 13
Puerto Rico FlagPuerto Rico 13
Iraq FlagIraq 12
Chile FlagChile 12
Palestinian Territory, Occupied FlagPalestinian Territory, Occupied 12
Luxembourg FlagLuxembourg 12
Dominican Republic FlagDominican Republic 11
Jamaica FlagJamaica 11
Iceland FlagIceland 10
Bahamas FlagBahamas 10
Ghana FlagGhana 10
Oman FlagOman 9
China FlagChina 7
Belarus FlagBelarus 7
Cyprus FlagCyprus 6
Ethiopia FlagEthiopia 6
Bahrain FlagBahrain 6
Estonia FlagEstonia 6
Moldova, Republic of FlagMoldova 6
Malta FlagMalta 6
Guyana FlagGuyana 5
Mongolia FlagMongolia 5
Qatar FlagQatar 5
Tunisia FlagTunisia 5
Bosnia and Herzegovina FlagBosnia and Herzegovina 5
Barbados FlagBarbados 4
Nepal FlagNepal 4
Uruguay FlagUruguay 4
Uganda FlagUganda 4
Algeria FlagAlgeria 4
Guatemala FlagGuatemala 4
Albania FlagAlbania 4
Senegal FlagSenegal 4
Peru FlagPeru 4
Cameroon FlagCameroon 4
Mauritius FlagMauritius 4
Jordan FlagJordan 4
Yemen FlagYemen 4
Afghanistan FlagAfghanistan 4
Maldives FlagMaldives 3
Zimbabwe FlagZimbabwe 3
Tanzania, United Republic of FlagUnited Republic of Tanzania 3
Jersey FlagJersey 3
Latvia FlagLatvia 3
El Salvador FlagEl Salvador 3
Honduras FlagHonduras 3
Côte d'Ivoire FlagCôte d’Ivoire 2
Fiji FlagFiji 2
Sudan FlagSudan 2
Myanmar FlagMyanmar 2
Panama FlagPanama 2
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of FlagMacedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic 2
Armenia FlagArmenia 2
Botswana FlagBotswana 2
Guam FlagGuam 2
Antigua and Barbuda FlagAntigua and Barbuda 2
Bolivia FlagBolivia 2
Syrian Arab Republic FlagSyrian Arab Republic 2
Angola FlagAngola 1
Saint Martin FlagSaint Martin 1
Chad FlagChad 1
Turks and Caicos Islands FlagTurks and Caicos Islands 1
Malawi FlagMalawi 1
Libya FlagLibya 1
Bermuda FlagBermuda 1
Aruba FlagAruba 1
Dominica FlagDominica 1
Uzbekistan FlagUzbekistan 1
Guernsey FlagGuernsey 1
Lao People's Democratic Republic FlagLao People’s Democratic Republic 1
Kyrgyzstan FlagKyrgyzstan 1
Rwanda FlagRwanda 1
Kazakhstan FlagKazakhstan 1
Azerbaijan FlagAzerbaijan 1
Faroe Islands FlagFaroe Islands 1
Virgin Islands, British FlagBritish Virgin Islands 1

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Top Ten Whats??


This past April I wrote the article called Top Ten Posts About Writing & Writers . . .

Those were the Top Ten over the life of this blog—since January of 2011.

I thought it might be interesting for readers to see a different Top Ten—links folks click on.

I’ll only present the top links for the past month though since the all-time clicks are actually confusing to look at

Notice that there are two sites with multiple links to separate pages on the sites.

And, the numbers are how many total clicks each link had.

If this display of Top Links Clicked On “tells” you anything, I hope you’ll share in the Comments :-)
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Where Did You Come From?


If you’ve visited this blog between 12:01 am, EST, USA on 25 February, 2012 and 12:01 am on 7 February 2013, then you’re represented in the graphic in this post

I periodically do this, hoping that my readers will share their feelings about the global distribution of the traffic passing through this Space—the table shows “Views” by folks who may only stay for a few seconds

Of course, they may return and linger :-)

So, if you see any patterns or intuit any rationale in the numbers, please let me know in the Comments.

Country Views
United States FlagUnited States 13,887
Australia FlagAustralia 1,300
Canada FlagCanada 1,156
United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 1,126
Germany FlagGermany 893
India FlagIndia 438
Philippines FlagPhilippines 223
Georgia FlagGeorgia 171
Portugal FlagPortugal 157
Netherlands FlagNetherlands 134
France FlagFrance 122
Sweden FlagSweden 104
Spain FlagSpain 96
Italy FlagItaly 96
Indonesia FlagIndonesia 87
South Africa FlagSouth Africa 87
Singapore FlagSingapore 81
Ecuador FlagEcuador 78
New Zealand FlagNew Zealand 74
Argentina FlagArgentina 74
Brazil FlagBrazil 71
Pakistan FlagPakistan 69
Romania FlagRomania 62
Israel FlagIsrael 60
Ireland FlagIreland 59
Malaysia FlagMalaysia 57
Belgium FlagBelgium 52
Thailand FlagThailand 51
Mexico FlagMexico 49
Japan FlagJapan 43
Denmark FlagDenmark 41
Norway FlagNorway 36
Saudi Arabia FlagSaudi Arabia 36
Hong Kong FlagHong Kong 35
United Arab Emirates FlagUnited Arab Emirates 34
Finland FlagFinland 33
Korea, Republic of FlagRepublic of Korea 33
Czech Republic FlagCzech Republic 29
Lithuania FlagLithuania 26
Nigeria FlagNigeria 26
Taiwan, Province of China FlagTaiwan 25
Russian Federation FlagRussian Federation 25
Poland FlagPoland 25
Egypt FlagEgypt 25
Switzerland FlagSwitzerland 23
Serbia FlagSerbia 21
Turkey FlagTurkey 20
Greece FlagGreece 19
Austria FlagAustria 17
Croatia FlagCroatia 15
Venezuela FlagVenezuela 14
Hungary FlagHungary 14
Viet Nam FlagViet Nam 13
Costa Rica FlagCosta Rica 13
Ukraine FlagUkraine 13
Kuwait FlagKuwait 13
Bangladesh FlagBangladesh 12
Virgin Islands, U.S. FlagVirgin Islands 12
Luxembourg FlagLuxembourg 12
Cambodia FlagCambodia 11
Lebanon FlagLebanon 11
Puerto Rico FlagPuerto Rico 11
Bulgaria FlagBulgaria 11
Morocco FlagMorocco 10
Slovakia FlagSlovakia 10
Palestinian Territory, Occupied FlagPalestinian Territory, Occupied 9
Dominican Republic FlagDominican Republic 9
Sri Lanka FlagSri Lanka 9
Trinidad and Tobago FlagTrinidad and Tobago 9
Iceland FlagIceland 8
Kenya FlagKenya 8
Jamaica FlagJamaica 7
Slovenia FlagSlovenia 6
Moldova, Republic of FlagMoldova 6
Ethiopia FlagEthiopia 6
Chile FlagChile 6
Colombia FlagColombia 6
Cyprus FlagCyprus 5
Mongolia FlagMongolia 5
Cameroon FlagCameroon 4
Bosnia and Herzegovina FlagBosnia and Herzegovina 4
Barbados FlagBarbados 4
Yemen FlagYemen 4
Iraq FlagIraq 4
Algeria FlagAlgeria 4
Bahamas FlagBahamas 4
Oman FlagOman 4
Ghana FlagGhana 3
Zimbabwe FlagZimbabwe 3
Senegal FlagSenegal 3
Uganda FlagUganda 3
Peru FlagPeru 3
Guatemala FlagGuatemala 3
Latvia FlagLatvia 3
Jersey FlagJersey 3
Tunisia FlagTunisia 3
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of FlagMacedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic 2
Belarus FlagBelarus 2
Albania FlagAlbania 2
Jordan FlagJordan 2
El Salvador FlagEl Salvador 2
Panama FlagPanama 2
Côte d'Ivoire FlagCôte d’Ivoire 2
Myanmar FlagMyanmar 2
Sudan FlagSudan 2
Bahrain FlagBahrain 2
Botswana FlagBotswana 2
Mauritius FlagMauritius 2
Syrian Arab Republic FlagSyrian Arab Republic 2
Guam FlagGuam 2
Uruguay FlagUruguay 2
Nepal FlagNepal 2
Honduras FlagHonduras 2
Malta FlagMalta 1
Angola FlagAngola 1
Fiji FlagFiji 1
Bolivia FlagBolivia 1
Libya FlagLibya 1
Estonia FlagEstonia 1
Armenia FlagArmenia 1
Afghanistan FlagAfghanistan 1
Faroe Islands FlagFaroe Islands 1
Rwanda FlagRwanda 1
Dominica FlagDominica 1
Qatar FlagQatar 1
Saint Martin FlagSaint Martin 1
Chad FlagChad 1
Aruba FlagAruba 1
Turks and Caicos Islands FlagTurks and Caicos Islands 1
Kazakhstan FlagKazakhstan 1
Malawi FlagMalawi 1
Maldives FlagMaldives 1
Bermuda FlagBermuda 1

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Where In The World Is This Blog Going?


Back in February, I shared the statistics for which posts and pages got the most “views” here in 2011.

WordPress just recently added stats about which country visitors come from, but the data doesn’t go back into 2011

So while you’re waiting till 2013 for a year’s worth of places, here are the numbers for the last month :-)

Country Views
United States FlagUnited States 1,426
United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 111
Canada FlagCanada 91
Australia FlagAustralia 67
Germany FlagGermany 32
India FlagIndia 28
France FlagFrance 24
Philippines FlagPhilippines 20
Spain FlagSpain 18
Italy FlagItaly 15
Sweden FlagSweden 12
Pakistan FlagPakistan 12
Norway FlagNorway 11
Netherlands FlagNetherlands 10
Singapore FlagSingapore 10
Ireland FlagIreland 8
Mexico FlagMexico 6
Finland FlagFinland 5
Puerto Rico FlagPuerto Rico 5
South Africa FlagSouth Africa 5
Brazil FlagBrazil 5
Romania FlagRomania 5
Portugal FlagPortugal 4
Luxembourg FlagLuxembourg 4
Indonesia FlagIndonesia 4
Argentina FlagArgentina 3
Colombia FlagColombia 3
Yemen FlagYemen 3
Czech Republic FlagCzech Republic 3
Belgium FlagBelgium 3
Ukraine FlagUkraine 3
Greece FlagGreece 3
Egypt FlagEgypt 3
Turkey FlagTurkey 3
Bosnia and Herzegovina FlagBosnia and Herzegovina 2
Malaysia FlagMalaysia 2
Serbia FlagSerbia 2
Denmark FlagDenmark 2
Hong Kong FlagHong Kong 2
Saudi Arabia FlagSaudi Arabia 2
New Zealand FlagNew Zealand 2
Peru FlagPeru 2
Russian Federation FlagRussian Federation 1
Trinidad and Tobago FlagTrinidad and Tobago 1
Poland FlagPoland 1
Viet Nam FlagViet Nam 1
Rwanda FlagRwanda 1
Croatia FlagCroatia 1
Ecuador FlagEcuador 1
Cambodia FlagCambodia 1
Aruba FlagAruba 1
Slovenia FlagSlovenia 1
Sri Lanka FlagSri Lanka 1
United Arab Emirates FlagUnited Arab Emirates 1
Algeria FlagAlgeria 1
Afghanistan FlagAfghanistan 1
Cyprus FlagCyprus 1
Armenia FlagArmenia 1
Bangladesh FlagBangladesh 1
Thailand FlagThailand 1
Bulgaria FlagBulgaria 1

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