Sunday, 12 May 2013

Our Anniversary - May 13

BookwormLive began in 2012 to provide a place where we could continue our discussions and make contact with others who share our love of reading.  Anniversaries provide an opportunity to reflect on the past year and also to look at what can be improved or added to encourage participation.  Any site is only as good as it's input and we are so very lucky to have great contributors.  Take a bow, you know who you are.  To our Followers, thanks so much for your support.  It means much  in terms of encouragement and wonderful that you care enough to join us.  Finally to all our viewers. From Argentina to Vietnam, there have been 19,000 page views in the past year - an amazing response.  Please keep visiting and you are most welcome to share your thoughts with us.

It has been a fantastic year.  Just look at some of  Google's statistics in the comments below.  I think you will find them interesting.


  1. There have been visits from 64 countries. Here are the Top Twenty, by pageview.

    1 Australia
    2 USA
    3 UK
    4 Germany
    5 Russia
    6 France
    7 China
    8 Sweden
    9 Ukraine
    10 Israel
    11 Spain
    12 Romania
    13 Latvia
    14 Netherlands
    15 South Africa
    16 India
    17 Poland
    18 Canada
    19 Turkey
    20 Lithuania

    Wouldn't it be great to learn about international authors?

    1. Wow! These statistics are amazing.

      A big hello from all those from 2 to 20.

      Wouldn't it also be interesting to know what the readers from other countries have their noses stuck into ?

      C'mon people: share !

  2. There have been 1700+ comments over 32 posts. Here are the top ten most popular posts by pageview, making no allowance for the 'age' of the post. A couple of surprises, I think.

    1 Suggestion Box
    2 Introduce Yourself
    3 Ask the Author - Peter James West
    4 Opinion Page by Jaywalker
    5 Group Reads Page
    6 Bookchat
    7 Group Read - Penelope Lively
    8 What are you Reading?
    9 Question Time
    10 Scribes Page

    Which is your favourite post?

  3. You mean my opinions on books and subjects are laid open for anyone to read?I think I'd better be more careful in what I say

  4. Today marks the second anniversary of the birth of Since this time last year the site has seen an additional 89,000 page views, including visits from as far as Nepal and Ecuador. During this same period readers have completed four books as a group in an online discussion format, have commented on nearly 25 newly released movies or theatrical performances, as well as willingly shared their reading experiences - both the good, the bad and the ugly.

    This site has grown with six new contributors, as well as a new follower in Genevieve. Welcome Genevieve from us all !

    It has been a busy twelve months thanks to your contributions and your support. Pats on the back all round. Please continue to interact, comment, wriggle and squirm, and certainly keep reading.....

    I am sure we know someone who would be grinning like a Cheshire cat today

    1. Thankyou for bringing that to our attention Moi; doesn't seem two years!!
      Yes I can imagine someone very special would be very happy to see your post!

    2. Thanks for that post, Moi. Very nicely put!