Dear Blognosticator readers – all 60,000 of you

60000 number

We have reached a milestone on this 31st day of December, 2013: 60,000 readers!

Your continued interest in the blogs has been inspiring to me, and I thank each and every one of you.

A lot of interesting topics have been covered, and your interest in them pleases and surprises me. Here is a list of the most popular blogs, ranked from most popular – those blogs which have attracted more than 1,000 readers:

An iPad and EyeFi card bring the Holy Grail to pro photographers: 6,792

More Mysterious Forces at work:
using Mac OS to repair corrupted JPEG and EPS files: 6,176

How to read a micrometer: 3,072

Why do people (people) put numbers (numbers) in parentheses?: 2,287

Drawing on the iPad is a joy with Paper: 2,212

The origin of the Stencil font: 1,720

Web-safe colors – time to move on!: 1,640

You are also a diverse group. You represent readers from 173 countries, ranked here according to readership. Thank you, personally, to my reader is Saint Vincent and the Grenadines!

Views by country:

United States 28,722
United Kingdom 4,361
Canada 2,949
Australia 1,765
Germany 1,270
India 1,199
France 966
Netherlands 852
Italy 659
Philippines 636
Spain 540
Brazil 483
Turkey 440
Singapore 434
Sweden 417
Belgium 382
Hong Kong 373
Malaysia 366
Indonesia 339
Mexico 337
Thailand 330
New Zealand 328
Poland 322
Japan 321
Finland 311
Switzerland 303
Denmark 298
Russian Federation 290
Republic of Korea 276
South Africa 271
Czech Republic 269
Portugal 260
Norway 240
Israel 232
Greece 214
Ireland 213
Pakistan 206
United Arab Emirates 201
Romania 195
Austria 192
Argentina 162
Ukraine 146
Saudi Arabia 146
Viet Nam 143
Hungary 143
Taiwan 122
Serbia 114
Lithuania 113
Croatia 103
Slovenia 96
Egypt 92
Chile 89
Bangladesh 83
Colombia 82
Slovakia 79
Bulgaria 75
Nigeria 55
Sri Lanka 51
Virgin Islands 45
Jamaica 44
Peru 44
Ecuador 43
Panama 40
Puerto Rico 39
Lebanon 36
Latvia 36
Estonia 35
Iceland 34
Bahrain 33
Morocco 33
Jordan 32
China 31
Costa Rica 30
Ghana 30
Algeria 30
Qatar 28
Luxembourg 27
Venezuela 27
Maldives 25
Uruguay 24
Malta 24
Cyprus 22
Mauritius 21
Guatemala 20
Belarus 20
Oman 20
Trinidad and Tobago 20
Cambodia 19
Iraq 18
Dominican Republic 18
Bosnia and Herzegovina 18
El Salvador 16
Macedonia 16
Kenya 16
Kuwait 16
Ethiopia 16
Myanmar 16
Brunei Darussalam 14
Tunisia 12
Albania 12
Guam 12
Armenia 12
Georgia 11
Moldova 11
Laos 11
Yemen 11
Macao 10
Isle of Man 10
Nepal 10
Bolivia 10
Tanzania 9
Kazakhstan 9
Paraguay 8
Mozambique 8
Mongolia 8
Réunion 7
Bahamas 7
Bermuda 7
Honduras 6
Cayman Islands 6
Guyana 6
Sudan 6
Martinique 6
Saint Kitts and Nevis 6
Palestinian Territory 5
Uganda 5
Saint Lucia 4
Syrian Arab Republic 4
Andorra 4
Senegal 4
Uzbekistan 4
Azerbaijan 4
Zimbabwe 4
Belize 4
Libya 3
Grenada 3
Madagascar 3
Côte d’Ivoire 3
Cuba 3
Suriname 3
Afghanistan 3
Eritrea 3
Barbados 3
Angola 3
Guernsey 3
Fiji 2
Haiti 2
Cameroon 2
Solomon Islands 2
Faroe Islands 2
French Polynesia 2
Namibia 2
Jersey 2
Zambia 2
Seychelles 2
Botswana 2
Gabon 2
Monaco 2
Malawi 2
Burkina Faso 2
Djibouti 1
Tonga 1
American Samoa 1
Tajikistan 1
Benin 1
Guadeloupe 1
Antigua and Barbuda 1
Northern Mariana Islands 1
Iran 1
Nicaragua 1
Togo 1
Lesotho 1
Bhutan 1
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1

There is also a dark side to blogging. I have had 91,441 spam hits on the blog site since its inception in July, 2011, 67,535 this year alone. Almost all of these have been effectively tagged as spam by Akismet, a commercial service to which I subscribe. So, thank you, Akismet, for making my life 91,441 times easier.

I try to write at least once each week, sometimes I do much better. And, I try to keep writing about topics that I think my readers will enjoy. You really seem to want to know how to read a micrometer! My journeys around the world and within my own neighborhood are also of interest to you.

I am lucky to be able to command such an audience. Thank you all for your continued interest in the Blognosticator.

Happy New Year!

– Brian P. Lawler

December 31, 2013

 

About Brian Lawler

Brian Lawler is an Emeritus Professor of Graphic Communication at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He writes about graphic arts processes and technologies for various industry publications, and on his blog, The Blognosticator.
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