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Was that the quickest 12 months ever? (Lets hope 2013 lasts a bit longer…)

Regular visitors to my site will have noticed a distinct paucity of posts over the last 3 weeks or so, in fact I managed only 5 throughout the whole of December for which I can only apologise. This was caused in equal measure by a very busy end of work year, excessive socialising over a pretty excellent Christmas and New Year and a very well earned holiday in Denmark with my Little And.

Still that only means I am now fully refreshed and chock full of ideas for things to write about… So I hope you’ll visit again to find out what’s occupying my scattergun mind over the coming months…

It’s always a cliché to talk about how quickly time flies, but 2012 did seem to go by extraordinarily quickly. It feels like we only had about 9 months worth, so I for one am hoping for a rather more sedate 2013.

Those lovely people at WordPress.com have prepared a rather fetching annual report of my Blog Stats for 2012, which is very nice of them. Feel free to click the link at the end and take a look if you fancy it, but the key points (for me) are that nearly 300,000 people viewed my musings over the year including a mind boggling 15,852 views in a single day…

I have to admit that I’m not overly confident that I’ll be able to increase on these numbers in 2013, but unless I write it, I’ll never know…

Here’s an excerpt:

About 55,000 tourists visit Liechtenstein every year. This blog was viewed about 290,000 times in 2012. If it were Liechtenstein, it would take about 5 years for that many people to see it. Your blog had more visits than a small country in Europe!

Click here to see the complete report…

  1. SteveWhite2008
    January 16, 2013 at 11:39

    There’s a theory about why as you get older time speeds up.
    It goes something like this, when you are young, you are changing rapidly, growing etc so time seems extended as a lot is happening in relatively short space of time.
    This also applies to memory recall of intense events like a car crash or assault, seconds get remembered as minutes.
    Anyway once you get beyond 21 thereabouts, you enter a phase of slow decay assuming a healthy lifestyle & time then seems to speed up as the landmarks become more stretched out.
    Those landmarks would be things like your 30th, 40th etc Birthday, marriage & Birth of children.
    Then you enter the terminal phase where your friend & contemporaries die off.
    My Mother has a dwindling address book & a feeling she’s lived too long!
    But at least she has a Grand Daughter to see.

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