2013 in review & thanks!

31 Dec

A new year is just round the corner so it’s nice to be able to celebrate some of the high points of the last 12 months. Overall, it’s been a pretty successful year for this site with more visitors and chat/commentary than ever. The stats compiled by WordPress below highlight some of the more prolific visitors and I’d like to take the opportunity to say a big thank you, not only to those people but to all who have stopped by and read or left comments. I’m just the host, and it wouldn’t be much of a party without all those great guests. Cheers guys! And here’s to 2014!

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 43,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 16 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.


Posted by on December 31, 2013 in Uncategorized


24 responses to “2013 in review & thanks!

  1. badblokebob

    December 31, 2013 at 5:38 am

    Congrats on another great year, Colin!

    • Colin

      December 31, 2013 at 11:03 am

      Thanks Richard, it’s been a lot of fun. Here’s to the next one.

  2. Prashant C. Trikannad

    December 31, 2013 at 7:10 am

    Colin, many congratulations! A very happy new year to you…and another great year of blogging in 2014!!

    • Colin

      December 31, 2013 at 11:05 am

      Thank you Prashant. I’ll wish you the same and I look forward to chatting to you along the way.

  3. Cavershamragu

    December 31, 2013 at 8:58 am

    Happy new year mate – some very impressive numbers there!

    • Colin

      December 31, 2013 at 11:09 am

      Right back at you Sergio! My numbers are dwarfed by your achievements though. Although as the top commenter, you’ve been doing your bit to drive my stats up. Thanks, as always.

  4. Dafydd Jones

    December 31, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Best wishes to you Colin (and to all the regulars here) for the new year. Lots of great westerns and noirs left to get through, so you have your work cut out for you! :)

    • Colin

      December 31, 2013 at 11:11 am

      Great to hear from you Dafydd. Happy New Year to you too, and I hope it brings you good things.
      And yes, there’s plenty to keep me and the site occupied over the coming year.

  5. Jeff Flugel

    December 31, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    The past year really did seem like a booming one for your site, Colin – congrats! Here’s hoping your numbers continue to grow and grow. All the best for 2014!

    • Colin

      December 31, 2013 at 12:56 pm

      Thanks Jeff, and for all your contributions and support too.
      I hope 2014 is good for you and your family.

  6. jcalberta

    December 31, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    Thank You Sir !!
    Keep Riding … and we’ll keep readin’.

    To the future … !

    • Colin

      December 31, 2013 at 6:11 pm

      To the future indeed! There’s certainly more readin’ to be done – watch this space…

  7. Rod Croft

    December 31, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Your outstanding and continuing success has been achieved by hard work, a perceptive and open mind and doing something that you most obviously love. Congratulations and Best Wishes for the New Year.

    • Colin

      December 31, 2013 at 9:21 pm

      Ah, too much praise Rod. Much appreciated all the same though.
      I hope you have a wonderful new year.

  8. chrisk

    January 1, 2014 at 2:41 am

    Congratulations and A Happy New Year. I am looking forward to your next posting. Best wishes.

    • Colin

      January 1, 2014 at 11:42 am

      And Happy New Year to you too Chris. I have a few things prepped that I’ll be rolling out in the coming days/weeks.

  9. Marilyn Armstrong

    January 1, 2014 at 4:56 am

    Congratulations on a fine year and may there be many more great years to come. You brighten our life!

    • Colin

      January 1, 2014 at 11:43 am

      Thanks Marilyn, I hope 2014 brings all the best things to you too!

  10. Laura

    January 2, 2014 at 4:27 am

    Happy New Year, Colin! And thanks for all you do here at Riding the High Country. Glad to see via your report that I was able to send traffic your way!:)

    Best wishes for 2014,

    • Colin

      January 2, 2014 at 9:02 am

      You certainly directed a lot of traffic my way Laura and I’m very grateful for that.
      Happy New Year and wishing you the best in 2014!

  11. Judy

    January 6, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Colin, congratulations on a great year and I’ll enjoy continuing to follow your reviews in 2014.

    • Colin

      January 6, 2014 at 10:30 pm

      Thanks Judy, right back at you! I have a hunch my articles will be at slightly more, shall we say, irregular intervals than was the case in the past though.

  12. Bruce H.

    February 27, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    Holy cow, Colin, that’s a ton of countries and people who’ve seen your….blog? I guess I thought it was a website, but I don’t know the difference and my total technological ineptitude is one of the reasons I love old westerns so much—and your blog. Congratulations on a great 2013 and I know 2014 will be even busier for you. Keep up the great work!

    • Colin

      February 27, 2014 at 8:44 pm

      Thanks Bruce, lovely to hear from you.
      A blog is a website basically, just a specialized one where you write about the stuff that interests you.
      Thanks for the good wishes and I hope you’ll be back again soon.


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