So, for the third time in row, the WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
I don’t know if 11,000 is a ton of people for one year or not. It roughly translates to 30 clicks a day, which seems to have been a steady stream in the past, as I’ve noticed before.
I know I have been quite horrible with blogging this year. Especially in the second half. I guess my motivation has been dwindling. I’ve also been crazy busy in the past three months with juggling photography and work life (somehow this has become the main issue the more and more gigs I’ve been pulling aboard). But mostly I haven’t felt a real drive to write. I miss writing, don’t get me wrong. Almost every day I still look at my stats and am amazed that people are clicking through posts I’ve come up with years ago.
Such as some of my all-time-highs:
1) Procrastination- The Fear of Failure from Nov 2012
2) What I learned after a Week of Deleting Facebook from July 2012
3) Quarter Life Crisis: “Young, Insecure, and Afraid” from January 2013
4) Germany – The Diversity of this Country is Highly Underestimated from April 2012
5) On Growing up Bilingually, Biculturally, and Bi-Nationally from June 2013
But due to the self-proclaimed fear of failure I’ve also felt increasingly less and less in the mood to share more of my personal life and New York occurrences on this site. Perhaps sometimes I just didn’t have a lot to talk about. Or maybe not felt the need to talk about it. Yeah, you’re right – I’m sure there is always something to talk about.
And now another month has passed without any blogging activity at all. Year 2014, here is a toast. To more writing. Or more writing-when-I-feel-in-the-mood. It would be a pity to shut this babe down.
So, while currently sick and hungover, I am blogging my very first post for 2014. January 1 – I have not seen much of the outside world yet. But it’s been a crazy night and a pretty decent start into one of the most adventurous years of my future. The journey here in the US continues and the all-time-question: Shall I stay or shall I go?
How did you celebrate NYE and New Year’s Day? Let’s hear from those almost 300 followers!