Six NYC subway trains

Distribution of blog visitors in 2014

Distribution of blog visitors in 2014 (from WordPress.com)

It would take six New York City subway trains to hold the number of visitors to this blog last year, according the Annual Report sent to me by WordPress.com.  That’s more than double the number of visitors in 2013 which is quite an impressive increase.  The visitors came from more 100 countries which makes it a truly global blog, unless I have some globe-trotting readers who visited all of those countries between them during 2014.

The blog is also being published on Tumblr now, which my youngest daughter told me would be a waste of time because users of Tumblr are not interested in the sort of things I write about. However, an original objective of the blog was to increase public understanding of engineering and so this is small step to reach a wider public.

I wrote 54 posts last year so that there are more 120 posts in the archive now of which the five most frequently read are, in descending order:

Closed systems in nature? published on December 21st, 2012

100 Everyday engineering examples published on April 23rd, 2014

Small is beautiful published on October 10th, 2012

Benford’s law published on August 15th, 2014

Zen and entropy published on December 11th, 2013

If you only started reading the blog recently or you are visiting for the first time then you might enjoy some these old favourites.

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