Impromptu Blogoversary! The Crew Sunday Post: January 26, 2014

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book ReviewerIt's a chance to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog. 

We've had unprecedented traffic the last few days. Starting Thursday we have had more than 1,000 page views per day. Looking back two years ago when this blog was only a few months old, that number would have seemed unreachable.

In fact, I pulled up the numbers from January of 2012, and here are some interesting stats. The most page views in one day was on January 13, 2012 with 118 page views. The lowest was on January 31st with only 7. There were several days above a hundred, but there were just as many hovering around 25.

That quickly changed. By May of 2012 we broke the 500 page view mark, getting 538 page views on May 7th. Check out the following graph. It's page views during the months of January - May 2012.

The second half of 2012 was pretty predictable traffic wise. Though there were many ups and downs (even a few double digit days), there was only one major peak, a 700+ page view day in July.

2013 was similar in that traffic wasn't remarkable. We did break the 800 page view ceiling, once again in May. We achieved more than 800 page views two more times that year, bringing the year total to only 3 days with 800 page views or more.

This first month of 2014 is a different story. Though we have had some low periods, overall traffic is so up. Higher than I could have imagined not so long ago. And I'm not even talking about 2 years ago.

Six months ago, if you would have told me that we would have 4 days above 1,000 page views during the month of January 2014 (up to this point, that is), I wouldn't have believed you. But here's the chart to prove it.

Our traffic success is because of you, 
and I thank you with every key I press. 

Let's have an amazing 2014!

These 3 syndicated posts were among the top ten posts of the week.

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Check out the latest additions to our crew here.

January Scavenger Hunt!

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To see the participating book covers, see this post.

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See you next Sunday!