Post number four thousand coincides with Roy Batty’s birthday, so happy birthday, Roy. Best not wish him many happy returns… It’s also David Bowie’s birthday and album release day but he’s receiving enough attention for that already.

WordPress always sends a statistics summary at the end of each year. The stats for 2015 looked like this:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 900,000 times in 2015. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 39 days for that many people to see it.

The busiest day of the year was January 18th with 3,460 views. The most popular post that day was The gay artists archive.

No surprise about the most popular section of the site which frequently gets double the traffic of any single post. Input to that section of the blog has fallen off over the past year but I do have a couple more posts lined up when I get a spare moment.

These are the posts that got the most views in 2015.

1 The art of NoBeast June 2007
2 The art of Takato Yamamoto June 2007
3 Phallic casts 2011
4 Compass roses August 2011
5 The art of Thomas Eakins, 1844–1916 March 2006

The phallic casts post had a huge spike of traffic on New Year’s Day for some reason. Some of the attention for these posts will be from Facebook but since I don’t have an account there—and Facebook also hides their referral details—you can’t be certain. As always, my thanks to everyone who takes the time to read and to comment.

3 thoughts on “MMMM”

  1. 4000 posts! That’s amazing and possibly insane!

    Always interesting and literate, with the joy of discovery shining through. Congrats, John, and thanks for sharing your research and sensibility.

    (Also, I am loving the new Bowie album and videos!)

  2. I must say I am very pleased to be 3rd of post most viewed in 2015. And that after so many years since it has been made and sold to the USA. Thank you for the exposure.

  3. Hi Jos. People seem fascinated by that piece of art (or the idea of it) regardless of its age. I’m happy to spread the word.

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