A little visitor statistics for 2020

A lot of research and more philosophy than I thought

A statistical and content analysis of the topics and articles in the blog based on Webalizer data.

As you could see last year, I have a new desire to write. I enjoy writing, and I also enjoy discovering - sometimes very complex and difficult - topics. I also enjoy researching and digging up topics, people and facts that are unknown to me. I remain curious. And I want to share myself.

For my English-speaking visitors: This evaluation concerns the German-language content.

15 Articles

Wolfe, Philosophy and Picard

I wrote fifteen blog articles last year, including the first annual review. 29,137 words. About 60 A4 pages. For some I spent many hours, for some days researching and writing with great attention to detail. All are accessible in 3 languages: German, English and French. The website had an average of 5,450 visitors, with an average of 20,000 page views per month. I have noticed that when I write regularly, the number of visitors increases. Oh, what a realisation! But I hardly manage that, there are too many other activities that interest me, that take up my time.

These are the five most-read articles in 2020:

This is a great success for me. Thank you for taking the time to read!

I discovered the fun of researching and rummaging a long time ago, and last year this joy drove me to do some amazing research that is still not finished. Yes, I like to go from small to large - and I enjoy this linguistic and intellectual drifting - usually it is completely new paths to completely unknown countries - countries of language, countries of history and countries of undiscovered people.

Thanks to my watercolour exhibition last year, I was commissioned to paint an ensemble of three abstract oil paintings (something about this will follow here later this year). A very difficult task for me, as I really had to let go for once. The result, which was preceded by extensive research, convinced me and the client at the presentation. I read extensive material about the abstract Jewish painter Mark Rothko and began to write an emotional, impressive but factual life story of this unique talent.

Thomas Wolfe

Look Homeward, Angel

This writing and a strange coincidence led me to read the book Look Homeward, Angel by the American author Thomas Wolfe. I didn't understand many of the literary references and anecdotes, many of the literary figures mentioned were unknown to me, and I had never heard of many of the authors mentioned by him in the novel. So I started writing down all the terms that were unknown to me. Much of it is still unpublished. Last year I wrote down some of the more interesting stories in detail and very thoroughly researched them; there are now six of them:

A lot of time went into these stories. The animated ship in the Jenny Lind article took me a day of work, I'm still quite in love with it.


The Jean-Luc Picard Universe

The articles based on the novel by Thomas Wolfe have found many readers, though not as many as the two posts I wrote about the philosophical references in the new series Star Trek: Picard. I sit in front of the TV and think while watching the series: who is the author Miguel de Unamuno mentioned and why did the makers of the series include this person, these exact books and literature references in the series? I have written these two articles on the subject

(Attention! If you haven't watched the series yet, the articles contain spoilers):

Everyday Philosophy

In addition, I have written two posts that have been close to my heart for a long time. One about how one can overcome procastration in one's own projects, the other about one of the most beautiful quotes by Francis Bacon: Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.

I wrote a whimsical entry in the article list earlier this year about riding backwards on the train:

Unfortunately, due to time constraints, I was not able to continue my research on the programming language R during the rest of the year.

The most-read and most-viewed articles and pages (views or impressions)

What will 2021 bring?

Honestly? I don't know. I have a lot going on, at the house, at work there are a lot of things to do. Blogging, especially multilingual blogging of my rather long posts is a time-consuming affair. On the other hand, I am very happy when I turn from my internal view and my internal interest to the outside, away from me, with these posts and make all this public.

For now, I will finish my series with Thomas Wolfe related topics. I am actually thinking of printing a small-scale bilingual edition with my annotations. But this will not be an issue until the autumn at the earliest. Until then, there is much to do.

Wish me lots of strength and feel free to leave me some comments, I'm happy about them like a little snow king.

Stay healthy and take care of yourself!

Your Cronhill aka Thomas Schürmann

A little visitor statistics for 2020 - Selbstportrait, 2017. 8360 Bildpunkte.
Selbstportrait, 2017. 8360 Bildpunkte.

tl, dr;

A small statistical evaluation of the blog for the year 2020. The most read article is The Tragic Sense of Life, about the film Star Trek, Picard.

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