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Monday, July 1, 2019

Blogging milestones

I don't often check my blog statistics, so I was surprised when I realised that Twigs of Yore has recently passed 250,000 page views.

This is what my progress towards a quarter of a million views looked like:

Twigs of Yore pageviews by month

Although they look small now, I was very excited about the spikes that occurred in 2011 and 2012 when I challenged bloggers to write on an Australia day theme. I was even more excited about the volume and quality of responses to my challenge. If you want some excellent genealogy reading take a look at the responses in 2011 and 2012.

Over time readership has gradually increased despite large gaps between my posts.

You might notice the three big spikes in more recent years... I refer to those as the "Blaine Bettinger effect". The "Blaine Bettinger effect" is what happens when Blaine Bettinger mentions a post on Facebook. Those mentions certainly hastened the arrival of the 250,000 views milestone on this quiet little blog!