Welcome to the time of year when I spend a little time
looking backwards at the previous year and making some decisions
for the coming 12 months.
for once I'm not going to start giving out awards, I'm talking
more about my website itself.
I've just completed my latest websats which include a summary of
2011 and I was quietly stunned and even delighted with the
Has seen a quite impressive growth in visitors, increasing
about 38% from 93,000 visitors in 2010 to almost 130,000 in
2011. What has been quite surprising to me is that the most
visited pages in 2011 were some very specific features; OK, so
my home page ranks No.1, but thereafter come my general tasting
notes (intro) page, my own personal views and ideas on
collecting whisky as a possible investment and then the
ever-popular Whisky & Chocolate page. Obviously my Dram-atics
articles have been immensely popular, possibly to the detriment
of individual distillery tasting notes where only my Ardbeg page
featured in the top 10 visited pages of 2011.
also delighted with your response to my inclusion of various
pages and features in German, these seem to have been very well
received, or at least extremely well visited.
with a big "thank you" and a "Happy New Year" to all my readers,
I guess my decisions for 2012 are quite easy; keep up the
tasting notes, but also publish lots more interesting articles
and interviews based around my Dram-atics platform.
WebStats can be found