CatSynth 6th Anniversary

Today marks our 6th anniversary! It’s amazing to think that we have been going on with this for 6 years. The past year has been a good one, in terms of quality of the post and engagement with readers here on the blog as well as via Facebook and Twitter, and we’re looking forward to an even better year ahead.

And we are celebrating as we always do, with statistics.

1933 posts.
463,958 visitors.
258 reviews of art, music and technology.
621 catsynth pics and videos.

57% of posts feature cats
19% of posts feature Luna

Most frequently-cited synthesizer brands:
Korg (100)
Moog (72)
Roland (70)

Via Google Analytics, a map of where people are visiting from:

Top countries:

United States
United Kingdom

The non-anglophone country that sent the most visitors to CatSynth is Germany.

Our top commenters for July 2011-July 2012:

Kitty 141
Tillie and Georgia 135
meowmeowmans 132
Gattina 77
Snowcatcher 61
AVCr8teur 55
Beth F 50
Sue St Clair 46
Marg 45
Beth @ 990 Square 44
Daisy the Curly Cat 39
SandyCarlson (USA) 39
Cafe au lait 37
Judi 33
Louis la Vache 33
Mitch 32
Maria @ LSS 32
The Chair Speaks 31
caite@a lovely shore breeze 29
Indrani 29
Robin from Israel 27
Sweet Purrfections 26
Carol @ There’s Always Thyme to Cook 24
Sukhmandir Kaur 24
Katz (And Other) Tales 21
Li 19
Cats of Wildcat Woods 18
Daisy Deadhead 15
Fuzzy Tales 12

Our most commented articles this past year:


Happy Birthday Luna! 36
Happy Gotcha Day, Luna! 27
Wordless Wednesday: Green Window 26
Wordless Wednesday: Cat and Koi Street Art 24
Wordless Wednesday: Installation views of upcoming show 24
Wordless Wednesday 24
Wordless Wednesday: Portals 24
Wordless Wednesday: Blue Barrels 23
Wordless Wednesday: Oakland Maze 23
Wordless Wednesday: View from Brooklyn 23
Wordless Wednesday: Ominous Sky 22
Wordless Wednesday: Ferguson 22
Dona Nobis Pacem 22
Wordless Wednesday: Union and Octavia 22
Wordless Wednesday: Looking Upward 21
Wordless Wednesday: Quicksilver 20
Wordless Wednesday: LACMA 20
Wordless Wednesday: Jungle Cat 20
Wordless Wednesday: Doll and Fish 19
Wordless Wednesday: Mystery Sunburst from New York 19


And finally, the posts most “liked” by Facebook users.

Broadside Attractions | Vanquished Terrains at Intersection for the Arts 40
CatSynth pic: Happy Minimoog Monday (On Tuesday) 37
CatSynth pic: Bengal Cheetah Cat on a Moog Little Phatty 22
CatSynth pic: Bessie and Korg Monotron 21
Pas Musique and Thomas/Levin duo, Luggage Store Gallery 21
CatSynth pic: Mog Moog 20
CatSynth pic: Missy and Nord 20
Paul Stapleton improvisation sets, Luggage Store Gallery 17
CatSynth pic: Mimi and Korg MS-20 16
CatSynth pic: Techno Puff (JL Cooper CS-32) 16
CatSynth pic: Binary Heap 16
CatSynth pic: VideoCat and Korg Mono/Poly 16
CatSynth pic: Video the cat with Wurlitzer and Fender 15
CatSynth pic: Steerke and Korg Mono/Poly 14
ReCardiacs Fly, Surplus 1980, PG13 at Hemlock Tavern 13
CatSynth pic: Lenny 13
Robert Reich at #OccupySF 13
CatSynth pic: I smell a rat 12
Alan Turing and Computability 12

It is quite interesting how the set of posts receiving the most blog comments and those receiving the most Facebook likes are completely disjoint.  The former tends towards Wordless Wednesday and Luna, while the latter tends towards cat-and-synth pics and art/music reviews.  Certainly something to reflect on as we move forward into this next year.



16 Responses to “CatSynth 6th Anniversary”

  1. cats of wildcat woods Says:

    Congrats – 6 years is a long time!!!!!!

  2. Morgen Says:

    Congrats to you & Luna on your anniversary!

  3. matrix Says:

    Congrats! My 7 year is tomorrow! I skipped the stats last year but kind of missed it so you might have inspired me to do them again. As always, thanks for the support. CatSynth rules! :)

  4. Marg Says:

    Happy Happy anniversary to you. You have been doing this a long time. Good for you. Hope you have a great day. It was interesting ready your stats. Take care.

  5. Colehaus Cats Says:

    Wow! That’s some awesome information. Concatulations on 6 years! Here’s to many, many more!

    Seth, Maxx, Newton, Tessa & Pia Bean

  6. The Island Cats Says:

    Happy Blogoversary! Wow, almost a half million visitors! That’s amazing!!!

  7. CatSynth Says:

    Yep, we’re hoping to hit the half-million mark sometime this year :)

  8. Eric and Flynn Says:

    Congratulations on your 6th Blogoversary. It is our 6th tomorrow.

  9. Oui Oui Says:

    Happy Blogoversary! That is quite an accomplishment! Think of all the hours you have dedicated to the blog, too. Our first blogoversary is in a month.

  10. Tillie & Georgia Says:

    Love the stats!!
    Congrats on 6 super years :)
    Looking forward to many more too.
    We are also impressed at nearly half a million visitors too :o
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Tiger,Treasure,JJ and Julie
    and mom Nancy

  11. meowmeowmans Says:

    Happy sixth blogoversary, Amar and Luna! We are impressed and inspired by your longevity, dear friends. Well done. :)


  12. Karen Jo Says:

    Happy Blogoversary! You have a lot to be proud of. Keep up the good work.

  13. Nikita and Elvira Says:

    Blogo Happy Versary from us and Daddy Kiril !

  14. Team Tabby Says:

    Happy 6th Blogoversary! Nearly half a million visits, wow.

    Mindy, Moe, Cookie, Mike

  15. Robin from Israel Says:

    Happy anniversary!

  16. Ben Says:

    Congrats on your 6th anniversary! It’s not every day that you see such persistence. I only hope I can find the same motivation to maintain my own dubstep software blog (dubstep program FAQ), but we’ll see how the year goes. I’ve been reading through your posts, and you have a great knack of translating the feel of the music into words… and I don’t know how you do it, but keep up the good work!