DoubleTapper is a Hero of the Holy Land and Friend of STORMBRINGER and Theo over at Last of the Few. His site is much better than mine - he obviously spends more time at it - and as you'll recall last year we supported DoubleTapper to victory in the Foreign Milblog of the Year - check it out, he is still #1 over at Milblogging.com
As well as his military activities, DoubleTapper is involved in security work and now he has a new project - I invite you to check it out, it IS cool.
Check it out - Blogger re-did their site, made it a little more technocrat and - incredibly enough - easier to work with at the same time. Fancy that! There were some numbers there for me to crunch and this is what I came up with:
I've been doing STORMBRINGER since May 2009. In that time we've had 1,474 posts and 1,085,676 pageviews. Not sure what a "pageview" is compared to a "visit" - something to do with how much time you spend on the site, I suppose - but yes we are over one million.
1,085,676 pageviews divided by 1,474 posts = 737 visits per post.
Not bad, but not as impressive as if you do it THIS way:
1,085,676 pageviews divided by 790 days = 1,374 visits a day.
That's 9,618 pageviews a week and 41,220 pageviews a month.
On top of that STORMBRINGER is in the top one hundred on the Milblogging.com list - I'm up there at #62 - haven't cracked into the top ten yet, but this time last year all I could claim was top 2% because I was down there at #1800 or so on the list. I'm #12 on the list for Military Veteran blogs.
Not too shabby for a one-man operation full of fire-and-forget blurbs on everything and anything.
My brother (who I'm driving out of his skull because he's trying to groom me as a cultural phenomenon) says this of the STORMBRINGER Experience: "Sean Linanne is all over the place!. You need a NEW name - nobody's going to follow you, nobody's going to print your stuff if you're Sean Linnane!" Then he makes this noise like Felix Unger clearing his sinuses . . . heh . . .
I wish to thank all of you for your support and good cheer - without you, there would be no STORMBRINGER . . . and always remember:
"Visit STORMBRINGER before STORMBRINGER visits YOU!"
OK now I need to bolt out of here before the Internet craps out on me again, and anyway I've got to pack . . . Peace, Out.
SEAN LINNANE SENDS