(A brief introductory note : when I speak of ecclesial years below , I start these on the 1st of 3d Month , a/k/a 1 March .)
Thank you, all my supportive readers , for helping give me over 3,000 views in 3 1/2 years including about 2,750 in my only ~11 months of active blogging . I’ve thus far tried to emphasize quality over quantity of ideas , partly due to time constraints . So I wasn’t expecting to have many thousands of views by now , and in fact I was surprised to have found that I’d hit 3,000 so soon .
(To my detractors , you can laugh or mock all you want to , but my goal has always been to optimize , not eyeballs , but the amount of insight and intellectual breakthrough . The two are often in conflict with each other , and I knowingly limit one in order to raise up the other .)
At the present rate of circulation (based on the first two months & six days of the ecclesial year), this year will be a record-breaker for me . This is highly significant because :
1. My current record ecclesial year was EY 2011 (my first year of blogging), even though the blog was online for barely two months of that year .
2. It looks like the present ecclesial year is on track to almost double that record . If that happens , I’ll be over 5,000 total views by the end of the year on 2016/02/29.
Here are a few statistics for any who are interested . (I’m interested , so I’m posting them !) I use visitor-years rather than unique visitors , simply because that’s all that WordPress gives me .
Visitor-months, 2014/06 – 2015/05 : 173 (195 if 5th Month is prorated.)
Cumulative visitor-years since inception : 295
Views by Ecclesial Year (Year starts 1st of 3d Month)
2011 … 1,237 
2012 ….. 760
2013 ….. 165
2014 ….. 487
2015 ….. 458 
1 – Only about two months
2 – Only two months , six days
The following data are since blog inception :
TOTAL VIEWS …………… 3,107
– – Views per Visitor-Year … 10.5
VISITOR COMMENTS …………. 89
– – Views / Visitor Comment .. 34.9
COMMENTING VISITORS  …… 11
– – Visitor-Years per
– – Commenting Visitor ……. 26.8
1 – A visitor who comments in more than one year is counted once per year .
The following figures are based on estimated views for the ~11 months the blog was active :
Views/month : 250
Views/week : 58