2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog and since my blog is your blog, I thought you’d like to see this report.

Don, thanks for all the comments. You wrote almost as much as I did!

How do I have readers in the Netherlands? Freddie and Danielle, was that you on your vacation?

Please, please, PLEASE keep the comments coming. The Five Minute Fiction for Free stories do not generate sales reports so that I can track their popularity. (‘Cause they’re free, see?) Yes, I can see the number of people who visited, but that doesn’t tell me who liked it or what you thought of any given story. I’m sorry–am I being too needy? Too baddy! Talk to me, people.

Above all, a big THANK YOU (see? It’s big.) to all my readers. I’ve had fun doing this and I hope that you continue to enjoy the blog. Don’t forget, the next story will be published a week from today!

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 3,900 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 7 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

About Austin Gisriel

You know the guy that records a baseball game from the West Coast in July and doesn't watch it until January just to see baseball in the winter? That's me. I'm a writer always in search of a good story, baseball or otherwise.
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8 Responses to 2012 in review

  1. What are the chances that someone who read your blog also climbed Mt. Everest? I personally did not. DBS


  2. Don Hoover says:

    Austin, 2012 was special for me because of our re-connection. In this fast paced world, who would have thought that 30 years went by so quickly. I am just sorry that I didn’t make the effort to contact you sooner. I enjoyed all of your blogs, and you have been given a special gift for writing, sports or otherwise. Thank you for the opportunity to allow me to comment.(I had no idea it was 46 times) Keep them coming in 2013, and remember, our next reunion in Frederick will be before you know it!


  3. Bonnie Lane says:

    I have certainly enjoyed your stories, Austin. I think my favorite is The Bedford Girl! You ballroom dance well too! You are a man of many talents. 🙂


    • Bonnie, you’re a sweet lady! Thanks for both compliments. I’m not supposed to have a “favorite” among my “children,” but I am very high on “The Bedford Girl.” It’s not good though if I can’t top my very first effort!! We’ll see how you like “Another Girl From Ipanema”! There will also be a couple of dance-based stories during the first half of this year.


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