Once again I thought it’d be fun to take a look at some of my stats. Because stats are fun and don’t let anyone tell you different. So, I’m essentially following on the mold of last year’s statistics. Enjoy!
— In 2016, I started with Liberia and ended with Namibia.
— At the end of 2016, I completed the 119th country for this blog. I did go back and add in the three countries that are not part of the UN at the end, so this now makes me 61% finished with this project. (I’m definitely making headway! Only three more years to go…)
— Of all the countries I have completed so far,
36 (30.25%) have been in Africa
32 (26.89%) have been in Europe
15 (12.61%) have been in Asia
9 (7.56%) have been in the Caribbean
8 (6.72%) have been in the Middle East
7 (5.88%) have been in South America
5 (4.20%) have been in Oceania
5 (4.20%) have been in Central America
2 (1.68%) has been in North America
— Of the 94 countries I have completed so far, 263 languages are represented in some capacity, either as an official language or at some kind of national/regional/vernacular level. Here are the ones who hold some level of status in three or more countries.
Berber (Tamazight): 3
— As of December 31, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. EST, I have had a total of 383,614 pageviews (an increase of 134,749 from this time last year) and have been read by at least one person in 165 countries (an increase of 4 countries). I have posted 545 blog posts (an increase of 101 posts) since I started in February 2012 and now have 22 followers (I gained one more follower this year).
— Here are the top ten countries based on the number of pageviews (of all time):
1. United States
2. Russia (number 8 last year)
4. United Kingdom (number 2 last year)
5. Canada (number 4 last year)
7. France (number 5 last year)
8. Ukraine (number 7 last year)
— If everything goes as planned for 2017 (which may or may not happen), I will start with Nauru and end with Samoa.
Have a happy new year!