It’s apparent the end of the year is upon us when WordPress sends out the annual stats concerning blogs. Mine arrived this morning and I’d like to say thank you to everyone who commented they’d enjoyed a post this year and thank everyone for comments made. I do not write to compete with other bloggers in stats or popularity, but it is interesting to see how far flung the readership is. I’m glad you, the readers, found the blog informative and entertaining. Now, a word from WordPress.

“To kick off the new year, we’d like to share with you data on Thehistoricfoodie’s Blog’s activity in 2013. You may start scrolling!
Crunchy numbers
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 38,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 14 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

In 2013, there were 61 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 207 posts. There were 135 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 47 MB. That’s about 3 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was March 6th with 413 views. The most popular post that day was Native Americans and the use of Brass Kettles©”

The blog was viewed from 145 different countries, most often from the U.S., U.K., and Canada.

Posts viewed most often: “Queen Anne’s Pocket Melon, a Treasure Almost Lost”, “18th C. Kitchen Tools: Salamander”, “Colonial Pantries, Foods of North Carolina”, “Native Americans and Their Use of Brass Kettles”, and “Chestnut Flour: Its Many Uses”.