Falkland Islands 1933 Scott 65
"Romney Marsh Ram"Into the Deep Blue
The Big Blue 1840-1940 blog will pass the 1,000,000 total page view mark this week. I'm not one to obsess about blog statistics, but there is little doubt that this stamp blog focusing on the classical era is popular. Certainly, more popular than I could have imagined, when I began a Big Blue checklist back in February, 2011.
Monthly statistics show 5,000 pageviews by February, 2012, 10,000 pageviews by September, 2012, and 20,000 pageviews since March, 2014. This past month had 37,000 pageviews, although, in general, it appears the numbers have plateaued @ 20,000+ monthly pageviews the past 2.5 years.
By far, the Google search function is responsible for the vast majority of visitors, whether it is a phrase search inquiry, or a stamp or map image that brings them here.
Most Popular Country Posts by Pageviews
Germany 1871-1921 24,663
Germany 1919-1940 19,417
France 1849-1900 16,799
Great Britain 1840-1900 13,848
Hungary 1916-1940 12,747
Italian States - a classical minefield 10,606
Great Britain 1900-1950 9,027
Kenya, Uganda, & Tanzania 7,612
Hungary Air Post etc 7,522
India- Officials and Convention States 7,036
Japan 1871-1923 6,835
Greece Air Post etc 6,795
Greece 1896-1940 6,690
Germany Semipostals etc 6,442
Greece Hermes Heads 6,421
India Feudatory States 6,113
German East Africa 5,773
French Colonies 5,727
France 1900-1940 5,516
Finland 1856-1917 5,203
(I suspect some of the surprises (Funchal?) have to do with bookmarking that country page for access to the blog.)
United States 435,790
United Kingdom 70,525
There have been 433 posts published, and 1,567 comments.
My earnings have been $0. ;-) As my expenses are very low, and the blog is a relaxing hobby for me, I see no need to change that.
Finally, I owe a debt of gratitude to Robert Skinner of Filling Spaces fame, a fellow WW stamp traveler and blogger, who, through his encouragement, got me started. Thanks Bob!
And, a word to the wise who are reading this - There is going to be a major surprise and addition to the blog posts in about a month: stay tuned. ;-)
Now on to the next 1,000,000!