It is hard to grasp the concept of two whole years of blogging for me; it seems like a very long time, and yet, it feels as if it was just yesterday when I carved my first slice of watermelon for the website’s logo.
I like stats, so here are some comparisons between figures about my blog from my first anniversary’s post vs today: Number of posts: 184 vs 125. Average words per post: 873 vs 716. Average comments per post: 13 vs 15. Average likes per post: 28 vs 30. And about traffic: Views over 13, 100 vs over 14, 850. Visitors over 3,800 vs over 7,750. Last, but not least, visitors from 65 vs 103 countries.
From these figures, it appears that I am learning to express my views with less words and in less posts, and, although the number of comments and likes only went up marginally, my posts are being viewed significantly more, by more people, and certainly in many more countries! My top five countries (by number of views) remained the same and in the same order as last year: USA, Canada, India, Mexico and the United Kingdom.
To this day, I am wondering why Greenland is not highlighted on my map of visitors (map above, showing all time views, close to 28 000): Is it because it is sparsely populated, or people there have poor internet connections, or because it is an autonomous constituent country within the Kingdom of Denmark, so their clicks go to already-highlighted Denmark? I just hope it is not because Greenlanders cannot find my posts!
As I begin my third year as a blogger, I am still grateful to all the kind readers who have followed my stories and recipes, offered comments, encouragement, and in many cases, their friendship. It is my great pleasure and honour to continue sharing My Slice of Mexico with you all!