On May 7, 2014 I reached 1,000 views.
On July 31, 2014 I reached 2,000 views.
On September 11, 2014 I reached 3,000 views.
On November 7, 2014 I reached 5,000 views.
On February 12, 2015, I reached 10,000 views.
On June 22, 2015 I reached fifteen thousand views.
“semper aliquid novi africam adferre” was started somewhere in September 2013. I copied my bookcomments from another blog I used, so you will find some with an older date. In the meantime I have added (and keep on adding) articles with an older date.
WordPress has changed the way it keep statistics. To me it means that it is a bit more difficult to find totals, as WordPress has made totals for weeks, months and years, but not for the whole periode a specific blog is active. I have mentioned this issue on a WordPress forum, but I have not received a reply.
Most of my views come from the United States of America (6,963), The Netherlands (1,286) come in second place, South Africa (1,088) in third place, United Kingdom (896) in fourth and Canada (800) in fifth place.
When you look at my ‘flagcounter’ (added on 24th of April 2014) you see the United States of America are in the lead, with 50,8% of the visitors from 108 countries coming from the USA (this is about 7% less as compared to the statistics at 10,000 views). Maybe there is a great longing for African literature in this country, or there are many people with a WordPress.com account or many people from the African diaspora live in the USA …. . South Africa is the first African country on the flag list.
A clear absentee in the list of flagbearers is still China. No visitors from China, eventhough many Chinese are travelling to Africa to work, to settle, to trade, to build railroads (Hong Kong and Taiwan are present on my flaglist).
(A unique visitor is counted once in 24 hours.)
With 1,000 views I had 32 followers.
With 2,000 views I had 119 followers.
With 3,000 views I had 165 followers.
With 5,000 views I had 228 followers.
With 10,000 views I had 321 followers.
With 15,000 views I have 403 followers.
The day with the best score of views is still February 7, 2015 with 119 views (and 74 visitors). This was the day we heard about the death of Assia Djebar (Algeria) and André Brink (South Africa).
The best scoring week was the week starting with January 5, 2015 with 503 views (and 314 visitors).
January, 2015 was the best scoring month, with 1.617 views (and 933 visitors).
It is no surprise that ‘Home Page / Archives’ and ‘Who I am’ attracted most visitors. For a single post it is my “7 Nigerian writers to watch out for in 2014” (posted on January 24, 2014) that comes in first place with 94 views . In second position we find “HET LAND VAN SOEKMEKAAR” (posted on September 30, 2014), a journalistic account of a small farming community in South Africa. This post scored 88 views. In third place is “(not) five african novels to read before you die” with 58 views (posted on 3 December 2014).
In total I have published 1,666 posts (excluding this one).
I do not keep track of the posts with most likes, but I notice my haiku have done well.
I will skip the moment of 16,000, 17,000, 18,000 and 19,000 views and move on to 20,000 views and then I will let you know again how my weblog is getting on.
You can follow me on Twitter as well: @booksaboutafric (213 followers).
Thanks for joining me in this discovery of books from and about Africa.