By the reckoning of one online aggregator (Sitemeter) I have now had a bit over ten thousand visits to this blog since I started last July (that includes hits from before I switched from Blogger to WordPress). Metrics like this are arbitrary and can be fairly inaccurate, but now seems like as good a time as any to review.
I’ve made 172 posts (not counting this one). There have been 186 comments (legitimate comments; I’ve had thousands of spam comments). Over the last couple of months, about 35% of visits are from people who have been here before and 65% are first time visitors. About 48% of visits come here from Google searches; many of the rest are directed here from various internet forums I tend to post on. About 14% come here directly (most likely by using a bookmark). Many of those who come via Google search click away immediately. Popular posts include “How to get oil paint to dry quickly,” “Oil painting without solvents,” and “So you’ve decided to try oil painting,”
Right now, ATSH gets about 100 visits per day. That’s small change in the internet world, but I find it gratifying that so many people come here. Thanks for stopping by. If you like the site, please consider writing a comment from time to time (and donations are definitely appreciated).