Bye, bye, 2013. Here’s how you compared to 2012.

I received my annual report from WordPress early this morning. Because it seems I’m in a deep, deep slump, I wasn’t too excited about checking my numbers.  For anyone who wants to leave now because of the lack of photos, here’s the “bottom line up front”:

This year: 6,700 hits, 66 posts, 777 photos uploaded, 1,031 on busiest day.
Last year: 2,100 hits, 72 posts, 476 photos uploaded, 149 on busiest day.
My Flickr photo stream now has 26,630 visits. I wish there was a way to annualize the data on Flickr!

I’ll sit on this change for now.  What does it mean?  Have I traded quality for quantity?  Can I reproduce this “trend” next year?

From WordPress (thank you, WordPress, for the creative feedback!):

This year:

Crunchy numbers

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,700 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people.

In 2013, there were 66 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 138 posts. There were 777 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 1 GB. That’s about 2 pictures per day.

The busiest day of the year was January 31st with 1,013 views.

Interesting. But how does that compare to last year?

Last year:

Crunchy numbers

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,100 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 4 years to get that many views.

In 2012, there were 72 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 74 posts. There were 476 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 621 MB. That’s about a picture per day.

The busiest day of the year was December 8th with 149 views.


City Museum

Bumming around St Louis, we ran into a museum. But more than that we ran into a building filled with a maze that contained a museum.   we wandered around, pumping our heads knees and shoulders on crawl spaces, walls, and pipes, eventually finding our way to the museum within the museum.”


Album cover


Vanishing point


Gordian knot


Better with sharing


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Cannot stop looking.

I love the Moon.  I do.  She’s always there watching over me–inviting me to gaze at her.  How many people have looked up at her and stared. . .

Two photos–black and white for yesterday, and full color for today’s shot.  Both shot at 300mm using my Nikon D300.  Cropped and touched up a bit using Gimp.


DSC_5535 Moon at 300mm

Above:  Color.  A moon that’s just past full.


Above:  Black and white.  A moon that’s pretty darn near full.

So very different from last year.


My work has turned dark.   Much black and white.   If that means anything.  But this year we have the tallest Christmas tree we’ve ever had, and we included everyone in trimming it.  What started as a sappy deadfall on a fence is now our seasonal centerpiece.  All we now need is snow!  But that’s white. . .