At some point earlier today hits to this blog on WordPress crossed the 100,000 mark. Assistant Editor Aurelio, my (two) regular guest contributors and I thank you all for your interest and visits.
It is coming up to one year ago that It’s a Crime! was transferred from Typepad to WordPress and it is fair to say that hits were effected, but a solid recovery was made after a few months. In fact, this first year on WordPress – being the 7th year of the blog – accounts for around 25% of the total hits since kick-off in 2005.
I am very proud that the top book-related post for this year is The Special Relationship: A Street Cat Named Bob as it is the story of recovering addict James and the impact stray cat Bob had on his life, and vice versa. If that has helped generate interest and sell copies then I am a very happy bunny. Second to that one came a news post for the Daily Telegraph’s Top 5 Crime Novels 2011 and – phew – a crime fiction post.
But after the home page / archives, the top individual post is Music from BBC4′s The Bridge – Hollow Talk, Choir of Young Believers. That one clearly struck a chord.
And on that note – yes, this is bad pun number three and Aurelio just bopped me on the nose with his paw to say so – I will leave you in peace. Thank you for reading. You’re all lovely.