According to wordpress statistics, when I founded this blog in 2014, about 9,773 unique visitors stopped by sometime during the year.  At the time I wasn’t famous, so the fact that nearly 10,000 people a year were already reading my blog was a huge thrill!

Then in 2015 the unthinkable happened. A mind blogging 140,844 people read my blog!  Well, I’ve peaked I thought.  It’s all downhill from here.

Then in 2016 a STRATOSPHERIC 334,202 people read my blog.

And in 2017, I’ve come dangerously close to the half million mark, with 406,170 readers.

I’d like to thank each and every one of you!

And a special thanks to all my great guest bloggers and prolific commenters, without whom this blog would be a much less interesting place!

Happy belated New Year!