As indicated yesterday… WordPress.com was kind enough to create a summary for this blog for 2012 and here it is: Click here to see the complete report.
Here’s an excerpt:
19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 96,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
Those numbers were actually quiet amazing to me. This huge rise visitors came as quiet a surprise. This blog started slow in April 2011 with a total of 25K visitors. By comparison the day with the most hits this year (July 4th) generated more hits than 2/3 of the months last year.
But what meant the most to me was not these hits, but the huge rise in followers of this blog. It seems I must be doing something right for so many people in our small microcosmos to follow my ramblings. Thank you all a lot for this… you can not imagine how much this means to me!
But there are also some numbers that WordPress cannot know about, that I would like to share with you and that is what I did this year. In total I build 8 buildings, painted 15 tanks, 5 guns and 379 minis. All in 25/28mm. So on average I painted more than one mini a day. Given how little time I had over the past three months and how much time I spend on each Napoleonic mini, I was quiet surprised it ended up this way. And I would like to share some of my favourites with you once more:
I am quiet happy that I did not just paint Napoleonic minis this year, but also some other periods. This year the focus will be on the Napoleonic period even more though. I need to finish my minis for our Möckern (Völkerschlacht von Leipzig) project in time for Crisis in Antwerp (the firs Saturday in November) this year. I just updated the rosters (those units highlighted in green are done):
As you can see, there is still a lot of work to be done. 61 minis plus one battery for the French, 103 minis plus 15 cavalry and three batteries for the Prussians. And both sides still lack their casualty and battery area markers and virtually all their commanders. And I will have to build the riverboards for the game as well as the village of Möckern itself. So essentially I will need to keep the pace set this year up. Not sure how I am going to do that though. So I guess you can stay tuned for one interesting year!