A Happy New Year To All —- A Look Back And Forward


It’s been an excellent year. I can’t tell you all how honored and proud I am to have learned from you all, to have gotten to know you, and to have a small part of our lives intersect here. I’m privileged beyond words.

Wow, it’s been quite a year!  It seems like just a few weeks ago I was posting about the the progress of Suyts Space for 2011.  To look back, “WordPress stat monkeys” as they call them, put together a little summary of what happened for the year on new years eve.  Here’s part of what they gave me last year……

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 19,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

In 2011, there were 212 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 218 posts. There were 346 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 34 MB. That’s about 7 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was October 30th with 712 views. The most popular post that day was BEST Proves that the Earth is Warming!.

At the time, I was quite please with the results.  Rather than simply providing you all to a link for the report, I thought I’d give a little more detail than what the stat monkeys would for this year. 

My very first post on this blog was March 16, 2011NH Snow Spring 20yrs.  Yes, the formatting was something to overcome.  The very first comment was from GregO.  By the end of the month Suyts Space had amassed such a following that we were getting 3 views a day!!  That was March 2011.  By March of 2012 we had grown to 250 views a day.  For the year 2012, we’re averaging 523 views a day.  For the most part, we’ve just simply gown.  We don’t take great leaps, just steady growth with an occasional pause for decrease.  This month we’ve taken a bit of a step back, but, we didn’t increase our views last year, either.  Here’s where we’re at now……


I believe if we see the sort of improvement next year as we did last year, people will be quoting the commenters here.  Smile  Yes, we’re that cool!  cool

Here’s the summation from WordPress….

About 55,000 tourists visit Liechtenstein every year. This blog was viewed about 190,000 times in 2012. If it were Liechtenstein, it would take about 3 years for that many people to see it. Your blog had more visits than a small country in Europe!

In 2012, there were 1,548 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 1,760 posts.

The busiest day of the year was November 6th with 2,315 views. The most popular post that day was The Night And Morning Long Election Post!.

Last year, the most commenters were…..

Your most commented on post in 2011 was Sea Level Discussion—so far.

These were your 5 most active commenters:

This year…..

These were your 5 most active commenters:

I’ve got to say, for a couple of commenters, it’s nice to have them back. 

Of course, this short little list doesn’t begin to cover all those who regularly contribute to this blog.  And, I can’t possibly list all of you guys and gals.  But, I have to say I’m quite honored and humbled that so many would come and help contribute to this blog.  I’m constantly in awe of the many people who do.  The knowledge and insights displayed by the readers and commenters of the many topics covered here is simply amazing. 

Here are some of the posts which got the most views this year…..

Attractions in 2012

These are the posts that got the most views in 2012. You can see all of the year’s most-viewed posts in your Site Stats.

This is an international blog!  We don’t confine ourselves with only the considerations of the US or particular parts of the world.  There have been visitors from 147 different nations.  The color coding doesn’t do some of the places justice.


I owe a debt to some people who refer others to this site.  Here are the top referrers some are redundant.  If you’re not familiar, do yourself a favor and check them out! 

Search Engines 18,828

wattsupwiththat.com 9,467

captaincapitalism.blogspot.com 3,428

36ohk6dgmcd1n-c.c.yom.mail.yahoo.net 1,837

climatedepot.com 1,567

stevengoddard.wordpress.com 1,298

Facebook 1,082

real-science.com 939

sonofsoylentgreen.wordpress.com 687

mail.yahoo.com 677

climaterealistponderings.wordpress.com 674

captaincapitalism.blogspot.ca 662

climateaudit.org 454

notrickszone.com 195

tallbloke.wordpress.com 180

captaincapitalism.blogspot.co.uk 165

mail.live.com 145

WordPress.com 143

motls.blogspot.com 135

junkscience.com 124

Next year should be every bit as good and even more!  I’ll end this post as I started it. 

It’s been an excellent year.  I can’t tell you all how honored and proud I am to have learned from you all, to have gotten to know you, to have been a small part of our lives intersect here.  I’m privileged beyond words. 

Most sincerely,


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24 Responses to A Happy New Year To All —- A Look Back And Forward

  1. philjourdan says:

    I feel like a piker! Alas, there will be no Dallas A Day blog. I would much prefer that to the idiots (radio hosts no less) talking about the Deadskins going all the way!

    Congratulations on your blogs success!

  2. LLAP says:

    James – A very happy, healthy, prosperous, and blessed New Year to you and yours, and to all who visit here. God bless!

  3. tckev says:

    Everyone – have a happy and healthy new year.

  4. Jim Masterson says:

    Thanks James for inviting me to stay, and everyone have a happy and SAFE new year.


  5. jimash1 says:

    Happy New Year James. And everyone else as well.

  6. Latitude says:

    ditto ditto ditto πŸ˜€

  7. kim2ooo says:


    Wishing all a Joyous and Prosperous New Year.

    • kim2ooo says:

      Thank you for posting these stats:

      IMO…It validates my idea of “scrap booking” [ “reposting” ].

      Since Feb 2012 my scrap book generated only …. 205 Comments [ 56 were mine ] πŸ™‚
      BUT 17,183 views…The busiest day of the year was May 11th with 846 views.
      Today a total 2,007 Posts [ All but two are “Reblogs” ]

      YET πŸ™‚ were able [ privileged ] to send 674 referrals to this blog.

      I don’t know how I’ve done for other blogs….


      About My Scrapbook

      This is mostly a scrapbook of wonderments and musings from Climate Realists around the web – If you make it here, included in my scrapbook, you must have said [ posted ] something of value.

    • suyts says:

      πŸ™‚ It’s always a pleasure having you come visit our blog!!! Thanks Kim!!!

  8. DirkH says:

    A nerve wracking year that ended in a tragedy. It will pale in comparison to the next years. Thanks for keeping us updated, James.

  9. Scott says:

    Hi James,

    Thanks for giving us so much this year. Hopefully I can comment more next year. Oh wait! I should’ve waited a few hours to post this comment!


    • suyts says:

      Lol, yes!!! That would have been one!!!

      Scott, I’m hopeful you can comment more next year, as well. I always appreciate your contributions. I look forward to the comments you make next year.

      I’m going to make a slight change starting tomorrow. I think it will be welcomed by a few who pop by from time to time, yourself included. I think…. πŸ™‚

      It’s going to be an exciting year!!!

  10. DaveG says:

    Two big thumbs up a great site and blog.
    Happy New Year to the James Gang.

  11. leftinbrooklyn says:

    Congrats, James, and Happy New Year to all the new media pioneers…

  12. Gene Nemetz says:

    Yow, didn’t know I posted that many. And that doesn’t include my name change with all the football comments.

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