Happy New Year 2018 and some stats and findings about this blog (2017 in review)

In 2016 I began to blog almost daily, in 2017 I really succeeded to have an entry for every day. Blogging daily is a challenge as there’re days with not that much to report. In addtion, I’m not able to write every day due to other obligations and vacation. Hence I always have some posts on stock and I try to pile up a few more, when I’m off got a few days.
In 2017 I started to number the diary entries as well as the simploring posts. There were more than 200 diary entries and over 100 simploring reports. Over all the blog grew by 374 new posts bringing the total archive of this blog to over 1,100 posts.
As taking pictures is one of my passions in SL and storage space is not free, I also changed the way I publish my pictures and grouped them to save space. When you click the pictures you can see them a bit larger. I also post the pictures on deviant art (Diomita Maurer at Deviant art). There you get the pictures in a higher resultion. I uploaded more than 2,000 pictures in 2017.

We had more than 37,500 clicks this year, again a raise of 10,000 clicks compared to 2016. That’s on average more than 100 clicks per day. The blog attracted 8,500 visitors, an increase of 50% compared to 2016. Most clicks came from Germany (7,800), the US (6,900) and the UK (4,200). The statistics show that in total people from over 100 countries visited our blog. Also the number of followers increased to close to 100! Many thanks to all friends, readers and followers.
Most found our blog coming from search engines (7,500) and from deviantart.com (2,100). Again not only the new blog entries attract readers, there’re also some “evergreens”.
The Top 5 Posts in 2017 were:
1. Kara Bound – April 2014 – 307 clicks – ranked 1st also in 2016
2. The Victorian Corset Story Part II – 230 clicks – March 2017 (written by slave Flo)
3. Simploring 2017 (27) Fortress Mortice – 174 clicks – April 2017
4. Surrender Cove – 156 clicks – October 2016
5. Simploring 2017 (28) Maison de L’amitié – 126 clicks – April 2017
6. Sissy sold – August 2013 – 120 clicks – ranked 2nd in 2016, ranked 1st in 2015

This blog contains a lot of memories for Mistress Jenny and me and for the people close to us in Second Life. It started as a little diary to keep up with all the things happening around us in Second Life and has grown with time. In the meanwhile I read back myself often to look up a date or to check if I came across a place already before. The diary entries became also more personal and you could follow how my submission to Mistress Jenny grew and became natural for me, but you could also follow how much I enjoy to have her as my sub, as my property during my green lights. She’s still owned vice versa and that’s not going to change.
I have fun writing and it’s my intention to continue daily, if I find the time for it. Considering how much of our free time in real life is spent in this virtual world it makes sense to keep the memories like you do in real life. The memories are real and they stay vivid and present this way.
That we attract so many readers who follow our ways in SL makes me happy and motivates me.

Thanks again for reading and following my and our blog.
Have a great year 2018 in SL and in RL, stay healthy!
Diomita Maurer

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