Happy New Year 2022 and some stats and findings about this blog (2021 in review)

2021 has been another challenging year for all of us. The darn virus dominated our real life and some of us had more time inworld, other had no time for Second Life at all anymore. With regard to this blog 2021 has been a good year. I succeeded again to have an entry for every day (YAY). Blogging daily is not easy always as there’re days with not that much to report 8and others where you could write almost books!). In addition, I’m not able to write every day due to other obligations. Hence I always have some posts on stock and I try to pile up a few more for when I’m off for a few days.
In 2021 there about 180 diary entries, over 120 posts about art in Second Life and 35 simploring reports. Over all the blog grew by 379 new posts bringing the total archive of this blog to over 2,600 (!) 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 resolution. In total I took more than 15,000 pictures again in Second Life in 2021.

In 2021 almost 15,000 people visited our blog compared to 19,000 in 2020, that’s quite a decline. The blog also got less clicks, 45,000 compared to 68,000 in 2020. Most clicks came from the Germany (9,500), US (9,400) and the UK (4,700). We had less days with very high viewing numbers, indicating that less new visitors came and began to read and read and click and read. Instead the blog is getting more and more regular readers. The number of followers increased once again to over 240. The statistics show that in total people from over 130 (!) countries visited our blog. Many thanks to all friends, readers and followers.
Most found our blog coming from search engines (11.000), from Facebook (1,500), from deviantart (1,300) and from  scoop.it SL Destinations (600) (that’s from where I often picked my simploring destinations. This website has closed a few months ago, probably one of the reasons for less visitors/clicks). Again not only the new blog entries attracted readers, there’re also some “evergreens”. The Top 4 Posts in 2021 were

1. The Victorian Corset Story – Part II –  1,141 clicks – March 2017 (written by slave Flo) – ranked 1st also in 2020
2. The Victorian Corset Story – Part III – 289 clicks – March 2017 (written by slave Flo)
3. Kara Bound – 209 clicks – April 2014 – also ranked 3rd in 2020
4. The Victorian Corset Story – Part I – 204 clicks – March 2017 (written by Flo)

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 2022 in SL and in RL, and above all stay healthy! Let’s get over this pandemic now and forever.
Diomita Maurer

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