2012 in review

The clever elves at WordPress.com have prepared a 2012 annual report for my blog. Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 3 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

I’m bemused by the fact that it states that more people visited by blog than the number of mountaineers that conquered Mount Everest last year! Hopefully most of my readers don’t need oxygen to get to the end of a post!

Some interesting trends emerge in the data. My rather offhand post concerning evidence for a new composition by Denis Le Grant had the most visits in a single day for the past year. If anything, it suggests that manuscript indexes still hold much potential in music research, and that massive digitisation projects like Gallica at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France hold many treasures for digital humanists. A post on my article in Early Music published last last month proved to be the most viewed one for the year (hurrah!), followed by the first part of my thoughts on a new taxonomy of medieval music notation and fragments from the Austrian National Library.

Social media sites and websites concerning medieval music remain important for alerting readers to new content on my blog, and I am grateful to fellow bloggers who have referred readers to my various posts during the year. Finally a big thanks to all followers of this blog for their kind attention and comments during the year.

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