The WordPress.com stats team prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 16,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
One of my friends, who regularly visits my blog, brought the advertisements WordPress puts on our blogs to my attention. Normally, I won’t have a problem with that, but this time, I do. The situation puts my blog in limbo because I want to keep it ad-free.
WordPress could have, at least, sent all bloggers using wordpress.com emails informing us about these adverts so we could have our say, but nooooooo! They decided it was best to do whatever they wanted with our blogs. By doing this, the message they’re sending us is, ‘We can do whatever we want with your blog and there’s nothing you can do about it’. I believe it’s a matter of propriety that they inform us first.
I don’t know how my fellow bloggers feel about this so I’ll put it to a vote.
Hello folks! I find that having to sort through blogs for a review of a particular book amongst many other articles can be frustrating. Search engines can be of some help. Nonetheless I’ve decided to make a gallery where you can easily spot the covers of the books I’ve reviewed and subsequently, all the books I will review.
Take a ride around the block and let me know how it feels. I hope you enjoy the convenience of finding all my book reviews on a single page. Click here to view the page.
Also, I’d like you to rate my posts. More often than not, I get comments and likes from fellow bloggers, but a precious few actually take the time to click on those white stars just below each post to make them glow. My rating system is as follows:
One star : Boring
Two stars : Cliché
Three stars : Satisfactory
Four stars : Good
Five stars: Excellent
The criterion for my ratings is last but one on the right sidebar, just above the Ad-free Blog sign and below the live traffic feed. Kindly refer to it if you can’t find this post later on. Cheers!