Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Caballito del diablo - Year Two

It is the second anniversary of my blog today. Two years have passed since my very first post appeared here on Caballito del diablo, May 9th 2005.

A lot of things have changed since then.
I was 35, now I'm 37. I'm still working at the same company, May 1 st I had my 10th anniversary there. My daughter has grown rapidly and is heading to kindergarden. Our second baby is on its way. We have bought and renovated a house and moved in last Christmas.

I thought again I'd guide you through some of my favorite moments and highlights from the second year of CDD because I'm complacent and high-handed like that.

Data of the last two years

246 posts
10974 unique visitors (average 438 visitors per month, 104 per week and 15 per day). The numbers have almost doubled compared with the first year.
Coming mainly from:
Germany 6636 60.47%
United States 1477 13.46%
Canada 562 5.12%
United Kingdom 374 3.41%
Switzerland 287 2.62%
Austria 186 1.69%
Spain 139 1.27%
Philippines 132 1.20%
Australia 90 0.82%
Mexico 84 0.77%
France 79 0.72%
Hungary 71 0.65%
Japan 46 0.42%
Netherlands 43 0.39%
Singapore 42 0.38%
Belgium 39 0.36%
Italy 38 0.35%
India 37 0.34%
Sweden 32 0.29%
Poland 27 0.25%
Argentina 26 0.24%
Norway 25 0.23%
New Zealand 24 0.22%
Europe 22 0.20%
Malaysia 21 0.19%
Ireland 20 0.18%
Colombia 19 0.17%
Turkey 19 0.17%
Finland 17 0.15%
Venezuela 17 0.15%
Peru 16 0.15%
Chile 16 0.15%
Israel 15 0.14%
Brazil 14 0.13%
Denmark 13 0.12%
Russian Federation 12 0.11%
Vietnam 12 0.11%
Korea, Republic of 12 0.11%
Portugal 10 0.09%
China 10 0.09%
Romania 10 0.09%


Still not many people from China!

Red Letter Day

The noted German satirical magazine Titanic linked to my blog on July 11th, 2006 and referred to my post with a translation of some of Robert Gernhardt's poems.

This lead to more than 1.250 (!) visitors of my blog on that day, about 25% of the total number of visitors since the coming into existence of my blog.
Amazing enough for me. The Blogger system must have been close before a breakdown.

Unfortunately nobody left a comment, but that seems to be a trend of my readers anyway.
Anyway, a special day for me. All my statistics have exploded. The Gaussian distribution was overridden that day. Caballio del diablo flew through choppy seas and dodged the iceberg.

Is there anybody out there?

Hardly anybody leaves a comment anymore. Heys buddies what's going on? Please let me know if my blog is of any interest still, okay?

It ain't over till it's over

The Mavericks have lost in the first round of the Playoffs 2007. What a huge upset. And Dirk Nowitzki is probably going to me MVP. What an irony of fate.

Soccer Worldchampionship 2006 in Germany

It feels like this is so long ago but it is not yet one year. We had a great time!!

It's my life



My blogging world hasn't changed very much. So feel welcome to join us.
Canada is still on my mind. Well my sister-in-law Catrin lives there (we miss you!) and some other fellow bloggers: Steve, Erika and Samantha.
Other bloggers come from all over the world:
Lonnie, Hippy Monkey, Tuna Girl, Joe, Cindy-Lou and Sara-Beth from the U.S.
But also
Jo from Singapore, Pillepalle from Hungary, Patroclus from the U.K., Jayred of Switzerland and Kathy from Germany.

Finally

I would like to thank all my "non-virtual" friends as well, who read the blog enthusiastically and often and then still mess me up by knowing all kinds of weird, intimate stuff about my life.

What is it good for? Absolutely nothing

2 Comments:

Anonymous Jayred said...

A second baby on the way? Wow, that's great news!

Happy blog anniversary! More power.

11:49 AM  
Anonymous Tuna Girl said...

Congratulations on two years and the new baby!

5:11 AM  

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