The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 6,200 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 10 years to get that many views.
2012 was a great year at CTB. Thanks to Jennifer over at my Sardinian Life finding me and connecting me to many other wonderful bloggers out there in cyberspace. I started joining in the photo challenges sharing my love of photography in a way I never thought possible. Blogging became a hobby, an outlet and hopefully improved my writing over time. My blog started out as a way to share our daily experiences with friends and family and in 2012 I was able to connect with many new online friends and share with more than 80 countries around the world. A big thank you to all of you out there because without your support I may not have reached these heights.
What will 2013 bring? Well I hope to continue my weekly musings and joining in the weekly photo challenges, but with new restrictions on the Internet in China my fate is unknown. Just this past week the BBC posted an article on China’s mistrust of the Internet with the new government. The firewalls are tightening up and access to blog sites and allowing residents of China to access certain websites is becoming more and more difficult. My view on China has always been a positive one and sharing customs and insight to my readers that they may not other wise experience. Let us keep our collective fingers crossed that CTB doesn’t go into darkness. I will keep posting weekly as long as I can.
Happy New Year. All the best for 2013…and happy blogging
Stay tuned… There are lots more stories to be told