The 2009 stats for the Hand in Hand blog digest. Between the debut in early April and December 31, 2009, the blog enjoyed
- over 4,000 visits from 2,437 unique visitors. This means that 57% of the visits were from first-time readers and 43% came from return visitors.
- visits from 85 countries and territories in addition to the U.S., especially Japan, Germany, Canada, Slovakia, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, India, South Africa, and Denmark.
- visits from all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. The top-reading states are Illinois, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, California, New York, Iowa, Texas, Ohio, and Washington.
Most-visited posts in 2009 (not counting index pages): “Operation Thanks-Giving, ” “Green Church,” “YAGM 2010,” “Frosting” and “Cake,” “Berlin Wall,” “Viking blog,” “Dutcher,” “Daily Bread,” “You can do this,” “West Bank,” and “Ordinary Saints.”
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Hand in Hand blessings, Sue Edison-Swift