A Bluntcard, by the way, from the good folk at KissMeKwik.
Ganmain resident Darren Blake bought his boys a metal detector last Christmas and in the six months since picking up the hobby himself has unearthed a bounty of artifacts.
An Anzac’s Rising Sun Badge, Mr Blake said, was his most recent big find.
After four years and a few months of blogging, the stats reveal some unexpected facts.
On 22nd of March, when I topped 50,000 views, I grabbed a few screencaps.
Views by country:
The interest from the US particularly has always surprised me. I don’t make any special effort to angle the blog towards anything that might attract American readers – but views from the States outnumber Australian, UK and Canadian views combined.
Looking below the top four, I’m clearly known around Europe too.
How does this compare to my own blog viewing? Offhand I’d say 80% of my visits go to blogs in either America or England. Signora Laura adds a Mediterranean perspective – but to get the best from her posts I’d need to learn Italian. Funny, though, how a man can go to the far side of the world and find he’s right back at home.
Most popular posts:
Passing over the Home page, it’s obvious that I’ve tapped into both the Boardwalk Empire and Twilight demographics.
Apparently I hit the jackpot with the orgasm seekers too. Sorry to anyone from that group who’s been left feeling cheated…
The next two posts are related to Australia – the battle of Milne Bay, where Australian troops gave the Japanese their first land defeat in 1942, and the land development at Martha Cove in Victoria. These are both posts I put some work into and I’m grateful that they keep drawing views.
I’m happy to see Rosemary Margan high on the list. Rosemary was my first weather girl, on GTV 9 in Melbourne fifty years ago. She spent forty years working in tv and radio, and was always a lady with class.
Notably absent from both these lists is a certain pin up princess(speaking of ladies with class). But when we go to the search terms, it’s a different story.
There at the top – Miss Gina Elise of Pin Ups For Vets. Carol Eden at second is the surprise showing. Miss Eden was a Playboy playmate back in 1960. Bob Belvedere featured the lady a couple of years ago at TCOTS. I could post a direct link, but you’ll thank me more if you just start here.
Well, that was fun. And so onward to 100,00 views. More Gina, anyone?
(Then again… that would reduce the competition by a few, wouldn’t it?)
And the ladies are:
Front row – Cheryl, Jenahway, Miss President Herself.
Rear – Mylee, Jennifer, Kelli, Simone (obscured) and Jeanette. Mylee and Kelli both feature in the PUFV 2014 calendar.
While on the subject of all things military – this coming Friday is ANZAC Day. I’ll have a post every day across the long weekend. Next year will be the centenary of the landing at Gallipoli but this year I’ve found stories about Perth and WA’s connection to WW2.
Gina Elise and friends at the Salute to Veterans Parade. Here’s a little something of what they gave those old soldiers.
- 2010 election
- 2012 election
- 2013 election – bring it on!
- 2013 election – here at last!
- Election 2013 – ffs they never stop!
- Gina Elise
- he's still going!
- her jooolyaness
- irritations of modern life
- just random
- large and small
- life story
- my art
- my t-shirts
- my writing
- Pin Ups For Vets
- She is truly a babe
- the screen
- the screen large and small
- the White House
- The WTF File