Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A Happy New Year to you all

Thank you for all your comments during the year, for all your good and bad wishes. Madame Arcati's visitor audience grew by nearly 15% in 2008 compared with 2007, and pageviews increased by just under 20%, to nearly 737,000. Absolutely Unique Visitors was up to nearly 253,000, up over 30% on 2007. Frankly, I have no idea how this was achieved but if you're reading this, chances are you had a hand in it.

Of Arcati's world audience, 318,217 people visited the site from 206 countries/territories, with the US at the No 1 spot, up over 14% on '07. The UK was at No 2, just over 3% up. Italy suddenly became a fan, up over 219% year-on-year. Liechtenstein excelled itself with one visitor in the whole of 2008, down 50% on '07. I hope it wasn't something I said.

Such figures suggest an internationally thin but robust interest in a blog that has no especial theme and is at the mercy of the whim and passing fancy of a funny fanny. God knows what keeps it going. But at least it's not part of a newspaper blogging herd with subjects initiated by some under-age cunt editor and nannied with legal notices telling you not to use bad language, or to deviate from the ordained topic, as in some sort of Miss Jean Brodie class.

So happy New Year. And remember: the UK Tories support bullying in the workplace. You know what I'm talking about if you're an Arcatiste.

10 comments:

forgotten ones fund/stephmastini said...

..and a very Happy New Year to my favorite Madame...xxx...
...my studio has been seeing alot of action lately!
steph

gb said...

I'm guessing the 30% increase in absolute unique visitors has something to do with cock... this place has more cocks than the Home Office...

Happy new year Madame :-)

The Simmering Stella Polari said...

A very happy New Year to you too, MA.

I confess that I have, on occasions, stirred up debate as an `anonymous` but still maintain I am not your anonymous farter.

I assume I am one of the Brodie gals you refer to with a tendancy to deviate from the post`s topic ? Also, like Mary McGregor, I am likely to go off and fight for the wrong side.

Regarding bullying in the wrk place, clearly the Sooter sees this as a green light to bully me. The old girl is getting worse, you may have to have her back.

All the very best, my dear. Off to prepare a risotto in my new wok (with lid) xx

Madame Arcati said...

I hadn't thought about the cock factor - I bet there are some poor visitors quite blind to that side.

Happy New Year GB - I think 2009 could be more than interesting ...

Madame Arcati said...

Sooter can bully me anytime she likes. Happy New Year x

Elvira said...

May 2009 bring upon you many joyful moments (and cocks to the blog) and may the stars favor you in every aspect of your life.
OX

p.s. I peeked into the news you have rolling at the top: your colleagues ought to be ashamed of themselves, announcing all kinds of negative events for 2009 (and remarking on the positive as iffy and slow-coming), bringing on all that negative vibe. I guess they didn’t learn from their mummies that if they don’t have anything good to say is better not to say it at all. The least they could do is focus on the good things ahead, to start the ball on good times rolling in. It’s so easy to predict that the economy, the housing market and employment will not improve overnight… duh!

Madame Arcati said...

Happy New Year, Elvira. I'm afraid divination is not what it was; go to YouTube and you'll trip over an embarrassment of fools guessing their way through the coming year - usually troubled young men who should have studied harder at school.

Someone called Elizabeth Baron, however, is worth keeping an eye on: she mediates St Catherine for her annual predictions (the next due Jan 15). Last year she foresaw the financial collapse and heavily hinted Obama would win the presidency - when it looked Hillary would get the nomination.

http://www.elizabethbaron.com/

Anonymous said...

Now for God's sake get on with 2009. You're laps behind

Madame Arcati said...

No. 2009 will be the Year of the Laps Behind. I've decided.

Madame Arcati said...

No. 2009 will be the Year of the Laps Behind. I've decided.