Happy New Year 2021 and some stats and findings about this blog (2020 in review)

2020 has been a challenging year for all of us. The virus changed our real life and some of us had more time inworld unexpectedly, other had no time for Second Life at all anymore. What a year! With regard to this blog 2020 has been a very good year. I succeeded again to have an entry for every day (YAY). 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 (well, not in 2020 unfortunately, my last was in January 2020) or – like in this year- because of sad familiy affairs. 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 2020 there were about 180 diary entries, 85 simploring reports and 85 posts about art in Second Life. Over all the blog grew by 392 new posts bringing the total archive of this blog to 2,240 posts.
As taking pictures is one of my passions in SL and storage space here is not free, I group my pictures 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). For my simploring tours I opened a flickr account where I publish pictures from these tours in full size. As there’s a picture limit of 1,000 for a free acount, you find there only the pictures of the last about 30 simploring tours. There you get the pictures in a higher resultion. In total I took more than 16,000 (!) pictures on Second Life in 2020.

In 2020 over 19,000 people visited our blog compared to 13,000 in 2019 – that’s more than 1,500 visitors per month! The number of clicks also reached a new record high: 68.000 (compared to 53,000 in 2018 and 45,000 in 2020).
Most clicks came from the US (17,000), Germany (17,000) and the UK (4,000). The statistics show that in total people from over 130 (!) countries visited our blog. Also the number of followers increased to over 220! Many thanks to all friends, readers and followers.
Most found our blog coming from search engines (14.000), from Facebook (2,000), from deviantart (1,200) and from  scoop.it SL Destinations (1,100) (that’s from where I often pick my simploring destinations). Again not only the new blog entries attracted readers, there’re also some “evergreens”. The Top 6 Posts in 2020 were

1. The Victorian Corset Story – Part II –  754 clicks March (written by slave Flo) – ranked 4th in 2019
2. Kara Bound – 173 clicks – April 2014 – also ranked 2nd in 2019
3. Enjoying Bondage June 2016 – June 2016 – 154 clicks – ranked 1st in 2019
4. Kitty Maurer aka Santana Thibedeau – 148 clicks – April 2011
5. Maurer’s slave Gwendi aka. Gwendi Dash – 146 clicks – August 2019
6. Diary 2017 (125) July 31st / August 1st sissy maid – 142 clicks – August 2017

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.

In my diary entries 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 2021 in SL and in RL, and above all stay healthy!
Diomita Maurer

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