31 December 2010

Farewelling 2010

Time to ring out the old year and welcome the new.
Where does time go?

MiP (MYSTERIES in PARADISE) will have been around for just on 3 years in a couple of days time.

I created it as the result of a resolution on New Year's Eve 2007.

Some statistical reflections.
  • I've read 136 books this year, quite an increase over last year's 104, and bringing my total since I have begun to keep records (1975) to an even 3000 in the last 36 years.
  • I've written 610 blog posts on MiP this year, an increase of over 60 on last year, after resolving at the end of 2009 that I ought to write less. Only 25% of them are actually book reviews and there always seems to be plenty to write about.
  • According to my main counter about 107,000 visitors have come to my blog this year, about 2,000 a week. Having a good number of reviews available obviously does draw quite a number.
Visitors come from all over the globe, even some really isolated spots.

  • I continue to enjoy blogging and have participated in a number of weekly events including Sunday Salon, Weekly Geeks and Friday's Forgotten Books.
  • This year I have completed quite a number of reading challenges which have pushed me to read outside my usual geographic limitations. I have put my name down on quite a number more in 2011. Time will tell about whether I'm over stretching myself, or becoming too organised.
  •  This year the Agatha Christie Blog Carnival celebrated Agatha Christie's 120th birthday with a month long blog tour.
  • MiP reached the finals of Book Blogger Appreciation week..

So if you are a visitor to my blog, regular or not, thanks for coming; and if you've left comments, thanks for the encouragement. I hope to hear again from you in the new year.

So farewell the old year with gusto, and think about those new year resolutions!

But please, if you drink, don't drive!


Anonymous said...

Kerrie - You have been so very productive on this blog! And congratulations on 3 years of blogging. Well done

Kerrie said...

Thanks for your support and kind comments Margot, and all the best for 2011.

Anonymous said...

Kerrie, your blog posts are always a highlight for me. I hope that 2011 brings you much joy and lots of good reading. Have a very Happy New Year!!

Brian Kavanagh said...

Happy New Year, Kerrie. Think of all those books awaiting you!

kathy d. said...

Congratulations on the MIP's achievements.

The map showing the location of blog visitors is very impressive. It shows what a popular website this is, but also the scope of global crime fiction readers.

Have enjoyed and learned quite a bit from MIP, and look forward to a new year of good books and reviews, updates and more from this website.

Our thanks are in order for doing the work which I, for one, appreciate.

Kerrie said...

Thanks for visiting Kay, Brian & Kathy. As you know, I love blogging, and comments are the icing on the cake

Margaret @ BooksPlease said...

All the best Kerrie for 2011 - Keep on Blogging!

Martin Edwards said...

136 books read - awesome! Thanks for all your posts and have a great new year.


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