The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 59,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 22 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
I’m not terribly happy with my numbers for 2013 (about 59,000 views compared to about 72,000 in 2012). They come as no surprise and I intend to keep on keeping on, posting much the same sort of stuff in 2014.
International affairs seem to be less than adequately addressed generally by the “legitimate” media and elsewhere, with notable exceptions. Blogs on international affairs tend to have fewer views at my site than those on domestic U.S. affairs. Still, they are the ones I find most interesting to research and to write. Hence, international affairs shall continue to be a focus, and may well become a more prominent focus at my blog.