Happy New Year 2020 and some stats and findings about this blog (2019 in review)


In 2019 I succeeded again 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 for a few days.
In 2019 there were about 200 diary entries and 130 simploring reports. Over all the blog grew by 372 new posts bringing the total archive of this blog to 1,850 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. In total I took more than 11,000 (!) pictures on Second Life in 2019.

In 2019 more than 13,000 people visited our blog compared to 10,000 in 2018 – more than 1,000 visitors per month! Just the number of clicks declined the first time since this blog exists from 53,000 in 2018 to 44,000 in 2019. In 2018 we had a few days with thousands of clicks (by only one person, I assume) resulting in an average of 5.3 clicks per visit. In 2019 each visitor made “only” 3.3 clicks.
The average daily clicks were quite stable in 2019 with 120 clicks a day. Most clicks came from the US (9,500), Germany (9,000) and the UK (2,900). The statistics show that in total people from over 130 (!) countries visited our blog. Also the number of followers increased to over 180! Many thanks to all friends, readers and followers.
Most found our blog coming from search engines (6,900), from Facebook (2,200), from scoop.it SL Destinations (1,250) (that’s from where I often pick my simploring destinations) and deviantart.com (1,500). Again not only the new blog entries attract readers, there’re also some “evergreens”. The Top 5 Posts in 2019 were

1. Enjoying Bondage June 2016 – June 2016 – 287 clicks – ranked 1st in 2018
2. Kara Bound – 280 clicks – April 2014 – also ranked 2nd in 2018
3. Simploring 2019 (121) A NYC Christmas – December 2019 – 217 clicks
4. The Victorian Corest Story – Part II – 178 clicks – March 2017 (written by slave Flo) – ranked 3rd in 2018
5. Simploring 2019 (49) HoPe – 147 clicks – April 2019

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. I introduced a new series in 2019, the “Backflash of the month”. In the “Backflash” series I select an old entry once a month and present it here. This way I force myself to browse in the archive and to fresh up a few of the many memories. For our readers this series shall provide an insight into our Second Life without reading back the many posts and it might also give reason to browse through the archives.

The diary entries became also more personal and you could follow how my submission to Mistress Jenny kept growing deeper 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 and will always be owned by me as well.

I still 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 keeps me motivated.

Thanks again for reading and following my and our blog.
Have a great year 2020 in SL and in RL, stay healthy!
Diomita Maurer

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