CatSynth 4th Anniversary

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:

Cats (cat) 704
Synthesizers 449
Luna 277
Music 246
Art 190
weekend cat blogging 183
WCB 181
San Francisco 160
Personal 153
News 151
Wordless Wednesday 147
Reviews 134
Photography 132
Modernism 91
Highways 82
Art 74
analog 74
video 74
cats on tuesday 70
electronic music 62
synth 62
performance 55
carnival of the cats 45
Travel 45
black cat 44

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:

Wordless Wednesday: Morning Sunshine 36
Wordless Wednesday: Cooper River Bridge, South Carolina 32
Wordless Wednesday:  High Line 32
Dona Nobis Pacem: Blogblast for Peace! 31
Wordless Wednesday: Asians.com 28
Wordless Wednesday:  Bay Bridge from Pier 14 25
Wordless Wednesday: Yan’an Elevated Road, Shanghai 25
Wordless Wednesday:  Before Winter 24
Wordless Wednesday: 5946 (Vacant Lot, California) 24
Wordless Wednesday:  Three Circles 23
Wordless Wednesday: Coffee Cup on the Patio 23

And the top commenters over the past year:

kitty 203
Mickey 143
CatSynth 96
Gattina 75
SandyCarlson 51
Sukhmandir Kaur 50
Robin from Israel 38
Beth @ 990 Square 37
Katz (And Other) Tales 32
cindy 31
AVCr8teur 30
jams o donnell 47
Carver 26
Sniffie and the Florida Furkids 23
Beth F 23
Cats of Wildcat Woods 22
Ms. Latina 20
Snowcatcher 19
Digital Flower 18
Susan Adcox 18
Cafe Au Lait 17
The Chair Speaks 16
Harry Spotter 16
Jewelgirls Katz 15
Judi 15
Nikita Cat 15
jason 12

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…

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12 Responses to “CatSynth 4th Anniversary”

  1. Mickey Says:

    HAPPY 4th BLOGOVERSARY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    We love reading your stats.
    We also like visiting :)
    We look forward to many,many more years of posts too !!!!
    Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

  2. Luna T. Katt Says:

    Happy Bloggoversary! =^_^=

  3. matrix Says:

    Happy Anniversary!!! Cheers, from MATRIXSYNTH. :)

  4. Samantha, Clementine & Maverick Says:

    Happy 4th Blogoversary Luna and Amar and many, many, many mooooore!!! Thanks for sharing all the cool stats, too!!
    ((((((HUGS))))))))) from your TX furiends,

  5. Kimo & Sabi Says:

    Happy Bloggoversary!

  6. The Paw Relations Says:

    Happy 4th Blogoversary!!!

  7. Daisy Says:

    Congratulations on your 4th Blogoversary!

  8. Kitty Says:

    HAPPY 4th ANNIVERSARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Glad to see the stats. Kinda miss them. :o )
    Great that Luna made the top 3 category, and why not? She is the ‘star’ of the website, other than synths. :)

    Congratulations, and many more anniversaries to come!!!!!!!!!!

  9. jason Says:

    Happy anniversary, Amar and Luna! The two of you continue to inspire and educate and entertain. Thank you! And may you–and all of us–enjoy many similar anniversaries to come. My best!

  10. Ms. Latina Says:

    Happy 4th Anniversary! I love how you broke down your stats and plan on checking out your most popular post now.

    Btw, its 21 comments now ;)

  11. Beth @ 990 Square Says:

    Happy Anniversary!

  12. Cafe au lait Says:

    Happy 4th Anniversary. Looking forward to more years of great photos.