This morning my blog passed the 100,000 views milestone.
I had been hoping that I would reach the mark before my trip to Turkey.
I had been closely watching the numbers and looking at trends and averages to see if it would get there in time.
At the same time I was watching the mileage on my odometer, and Old Blue passed the 100K mark earlier this week.
On Monday I was at 99,498 views when Old Blue made it past 100,000 miles.
Last night when I wrote my May Day post the counter was at 99,979. I knew that I would pass the 100K mark sometime this morning.
This morning when I first got up I checked my blog and I was at 99,999. The web page uses the term visits and the stats page uses views.
About 20 minutes later the counter had passed the 100K mark. The All time views only updates about every 15-20 minutes, so I couldn’t catch it right at 100,000.
So, what does 100,000 views mean? Not a lot, it means that I have been blogging for a long time and made a lot of posts :-)
However, I have written a few posts that get quite a lot of views.
Amish in California? and Amish in Oregon? both get views almost every day and together account for more than 5% of the traffic on my blog. Other Amish posts bring that up to about 10%.
Another popular group of posts was my quest to find a replacement for Home Pride Wheat bread. I also followed the return to market of the various Hostess products. These posts generated 15-20% of my traffic.
Another popular post is about the Walls of Jericho. This is another post that gets almost daily views. I have also written many other posts about Israel and Palestine and altogether they easily account for more that 10% of the views.
At one time my post, Fireworks Memories, received visits almost every day. Then since September there have been only a few visits. Possibly because of the changes that some of the search engines made at about that time.
I had thought about adding in a map of where my visitors are from, but will wait and write another Fun with Flags post sometime soon. I have had visits from more than 150 countries.
It has taken almost exactly two years to reach the 100,000 mark, so I don’t expect to reach another milestone anytime soon.
Welcome to Braman’s Wanderings was posted on May 5, 2012, but regular posts didn’t start until June 2 with Take off to Canada.
So, join me for the next 100,000 as I embark on a vacation to Turkey.