Another year has past since we started this site four years ago. Thanks to everyone who already wished us a happy anniversary, and to the folks at the Cat Blogosphere for their shout-out today.
And just as we have with previous anniversaries, we are celebrating with statistics of questionable import.
Over the past four years, we have written 1220 posts, and readers have contributed 6699 comments. We have received 293,916 visits. This comes out to about 5.5 comments per post, and about 43 visits for every one comment left. We also have about 270 “catsynth pic” or “catsynth video” posts. Make of these numbers what you will.
In terms of tags and categories, there are not really any surprises. These top terms do reflect what the site continues to be about:
|weekend cat blogging||183|
|cats on tuesday||70|
|carnival of the cats||45|
We now turn to stats specific to the past year. The top five days for visits since July 19, 2009 are:
|November 6, 2009||1036|
|April 18, 2010||859|
|May 11, 2010||808|
|October 15, 2009||787|
|March 22, 2010||780|
Hmm, November 6, 2009. Who knew our post on Reconnaissance Fly and Noertker’s Moxie at the SIMM Series would get so much attention
The posts that received the most comments over the past year:
And the top commenters over the past year:
|Robin from Israel||38|
|Beth @ 990 Square||37|
|Katz (And Other) Tales||32|
|jams o donnell||47|
|Sniffie and the Florida Furkids||23|
|Cats of Wildcat Woods||22|
|Cafe Au Lait||17|
|The Chair Speaks||16|
These are the stats that change the most from year to year, as we welcome new readers and others fade away for any number of reasons. One interesting thing to note is our two top commenters (who have retained those spots for the last two years running) are both from Canada.
Our Facebook page gives us a new source of questionable stats to reflect upon. We have received about 30 contributions (pictures or videos). The city with the most declared CatSynth fans is New York. The countries with the most fans (after the United States) are Canada, the United Kingdom, and Finland. These are all plausible, but I am a bit skeptical of Facebook’s data gathering and presentation tools.
Thanks to everyone who has read and supported us, wherever you happen to be, and we’ll look forward to more over the next year…