Looking Back at the Year Gone By

I would like to say that this site is one of the hidden gems of the internet, but that would be inaccurate. This site is more of a dusty, forgotten corner in the attic of the internet. Not true. It’s not forgotten. It was never a thing that was looked for. It is just what it is, my website. A rambling mess of a thing that, mostly, just collects samplings of my thoughts and interests and distributes them to the giant plane of nonexistence that is the world wide web outside of the domains of the major and minor players.

But, even with that being the case, let’s take a look at the numbers behind arohen.com in 2019. Just to put things in perspective.

2019 site stats

184 posts
63,307 total words (a 127% increase over 2018)

The Wonderdraft post was the big draw this year, with 233 views

62 Tumblr Followers
25 Facebook Followers

June was the busiest month around here and this is how the year looked in visits month-by-month:
200 June
169 April
158 August
152 September
145 July
114 December
106 November
102 October
98 May
76 March
48 February
43 January

I did a single episode of arohenRADIO
Two episodes of The Truckcast w/ Ronn McCarrick (#125 was twice as popular as #126)
One arohenTV video
And I wrote just 11,539 words of fiction (which has very little to do with the website)

I paid for 3-years of domain names and hosting in 2018 and this year I used my Bluehost credit to pick-up heidimccarrick.com, so there was no outlay of funds in 2019.

There were ancillary costs, I bought a new microphone, I consider the Adobe CC to be partially for the website, I bought a new chair and new monitors (both critical for optimal functioning of the website), and we have a new camera, that if I asked nice, I would probably be allowed to use for capturing video. None of which would I consider website specific costs, but things that do have the potential to make the site better in the future.

So there you have it 2019 in a nutshell, or at least from the perspective of the arohen family of websites. Here’s hoping your 2020 is fantastic. Later.