Well that’s it for another year as we wave goodbye to 2011 and welcome in the year of 2012.
All the very best to all of you and may 2012 be a most prosperous year for everyone!
Jobey07 has already penned a rather excellent NUFC review of the year which you can read by clicking here so instead of looking at Newcastle United I’m going to take a look at this site. After all, it celebrates it’s first birthday when the New Year rolls in and I think it’s fair to say that the first year has been a roaring success.
In our first year we’ve published 1,449 articles from a number of different writers. Some have been pretty prolific, like Jobey who has written over 100 articles for the site, while others chip in as and when their time allows them to. Every single one of them though is very much appreciated and the site would be nothing without so many people willing to chip in with an article here and there. After all, it’s the articles which drive people to the site.
We’ve got 1,025 followers on Twitter which is not too shabby in a year, followed up by 571 followers on Facebook. That number would have been higher had I kept the Facebook profile box all year but I had to ditch it off to help resolve some server issues. Incidentally those issues have now been fixed so the box has returned and we’ve started gaining more followers again. You can follow us on Twitter or Facebook by clicking the icons in the top left corner of the ‘blog.
In terms of visiting, the site has been visited a total of 1,937,345 times (as of yesterday) with pages of the site viewed a total of 4,681,092 times (again as of yesterday) with visitors from 188 countries around the globe. Not bad for a debut year and the most promising thing is that the figures are going UP and not down.
So what will 2012 bring? Well on a personal note it will bring a Son or Daughter into my life which I’m looking forward to immensely. On a ‘blog note I’m thinking more of the same, which is news, views, opinion, debate, interviews, banter, match coverage and plenty more NUFC related stuff along the way.
Happy New Year!