On Thursday 14th March, 2019 ‘Retrollection.net‘ reached a total of 15,000 hits. I am continually astonished to see how many people are now reading the blog.. ..as well as the rate at which viewer interaction is increasing, with some days getting well over 100 views. It is very humbling and gratifying to know that so many people are reading and hopefully enjoying my blog posts, so thank you all!
‘Retrollection’ is something I started having no idea of the response I would get, or indeed if anyone would have interest in. The substantive number of reader hits is a fantastic response.
As such, I thought I would share some viewing statistics with you:
The number of overall ‘hits’ has been increasing in volume, year on year, which is particularly pleasing as I didn’t get an opportunity to post anything in 2018.
I have made up for this in 2019, which has already seen 2,048 views from 949 visitors. This means there could be in excess of 8,000 views from over 4,500 visitors in 2019 alone; if the rate of access to the blog continues along it’s current trajectory, based on these first few months of the year.
The most popular day for viewing posts seems to be Tuesday, at c. 8:00 AM GMT.
I have also been attempting to add more detail to, as well as the number of posts:
|Year||Total Posts||Total Words||Avg. Words per Post|
From the above table, it is clear that 2015 was a very busy starting year for me. This was followed by a decline in 2016 & 2017, with 2018 being an obviously ‘fallow‘ year for me; for a number of reasons.. .. relating to both incredible ‘highs‘ and ‘lows‘, in my personal life.
However, the amount of words and therefore content of the individual blogs has been generally, increasing.. ..with 2019 witnessing a real resurgence in terms of articles, length of articles and visitor numbers. This is a trend that I will do my best to foster.
I am also amazed at how far and wide my readership comes from; articles have now been accessed from over 120 countries, from all over the world. Unsurprisingly, the majority of visits are from the UK, the US and then continental Europe. This is followed by visits from Canada, Brazil, Australia and Japan. However as can be seen from the image below, ‘Retrollection’ has now received visits from nearly every continent on the planet.. ..readership ranging from Albania to Vietnam.
The most popular articles on the blog seem to relate to retro gaming, with 8 of the 10 most visited articles relating to this genre.
The graph below shows the ‘Top 10’ most popular articles, so far:
They are, in descending order of popularity: ‘Android TV and Retro Gaming‘, ‘Imagine Software (1982-84)‘, ‘Ghosts n’ Goblins (Capcom, 1985)‘, ‘Manic Miner (Bug-Byte, 1983)‘, ‘Phoenix (Amstar Electronics, 1980)‘, ‘Rastan Saga (Taito, 1987)‘, ‘‘Hammer House of Horror’ (Hammer Films, 1980)‘, ‘Splatterhouse (Namco, 1988)‘, ‘the Microdrive (Sinclair Research, 1983)‘ and ‘Sabre Wulf (Ultimate, 1984)‘.
It seems therefore, that the film and book related articles are less popular.. ..however, interestingly I have received the most ‘likes‘ for my film based articles.
The Retrollection ‘You Tube‘ channel is also starting to slowly build, which is pleasing to see.
One area of ‘Retrollection’ I would really like to improve upon is the amount I hear back from, and interact with, you.. ..the readers. I would love you to respond and get involved, I welcome your views and comments. I think that this will make ‘Retrollection’ even more exciting, informative and appealing to both current and future readers.
I also want to add more collaborative blogs to give further insight into certain articles or topics; the first of which was ‘ARCADE ART: exploring the space between chaos and control‘, which I did based on the fantastic artwork of the NYC based artist, Rosemarie Fiore.
So please get involved, let me know your views and what you would like to see covered on ‘Retrollection’.. ..as we go forward together on this fascinating journey through aspects of popular culture, from our contemporary past.
With many thanks and best wishes,
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