24.2.14

A smile


I noted that during this weekend my blog had passed the one millionth page view! As it has been in operation since March 2008, it means an average of about 170.000 page views per year, but it seems that there is an incease with now even 50.000 page views per month. My previous blog, which lasted for a year (March 2007-March 2008), still receives visits, totally some 125.000 and at present some 2.500 per month. This is all of course really nice! 

Unfortunately, the number of comments from my blogfriends has seriously decreased, but I must admit that it’s certainly also clearly my fault – I take too little time to visit other blogs – yes, my days are rather full. This is however to some extent compensated by “likes” and comments on Facebook, where my blog posts also appear (“NetworkedBlogs”).

It’s obvious that people - you - have mostly been been searching for and looking at different Paris addresses and events, but it seems that the most looked at label has been “street art”. This is why I have wished to celebrate my millionth page view by a “street art” smile. Yes, what you see on the top picture is a smile. It’s more evident when you enlarge the picture and show the whole face of a softly smiling lady, made by the remarkable Portuguese artist “Vhils”, Alexandre Farto Aka, known for his very special technique of chipping off bits of plaster and concrete from walls. The street where you can find this smile is Rue de la Fontaine du Roi. As for most street artists, you can find his works in a number of countries. In Paris there is another of his “faces” to be seen, Rue du Château des Rentiers – I posted about it here.


21 comments:

Nikon said...

Congrats on hitting a million, Peter!

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Wow Peter..how fantastic..1 million viewers..!! You have such a fantastic blog..awesome x

Julie said...

They are wonderful statistics, Peter. You put so much research and information into each post. No wonder you have a dedicated following. Sadly, my most visited post is one where I unfortunately used the phrase "young@boys" without the joiner. I have learnt to be more careful with my language. I hope your commenters return soon.

Kim said...

Big congrats, Peter. It's not the numbers that are impressive, but the quality and depth of yor content certainly deserves such a readership. Thanks for an amazingly informative and charming blog!
-Kim

Karen said...

Congratulations, Peter. I'm lazy and just do "Like" on FB so I don't have to type a lot and log in. But I do check your blog regularly and enjoy seeing my favorite city.

Studio at the Farm said...

Congradulations, Peter!!!

Alain said...

Une technique très originale, mais vu de près, c'est vrai qu'il est difficile d'identifier des lèvres.

Synne said...

Congratulations! One million page views is nothing short of extraordinary, and you deserve lots of comments, too. Your blog is superb, and this is an amazing achievement!

Alain said...

Ce n'est pas la quantité de commentaire qui compte, c'est leur qualité !

claude said...

J'aime ce genre de street-art. Le portrait de cette dame qui sourit est très bien fait. Au moins, ça ressemble à qq chose.
Alain a raison dans son dernier com.
Moi, je ne fais par trop de statistiques concernant mon blog, et bien que j'aille visiter tous mes amis pratiquement tous les matins, les coms ont aussi diminué.

Carol said...

Hurrah!!!

Nadege said...

I am guilty for not leaving comments because, either my thoughts were already taken by someone else or I just don't always know what to write but since you are on my list of favorite, I never miss a post. Congratulations Peter!

Alexa said...

Impressive—but not surprising! Your blog posts are always interesting and informative. I don't always comment, but I do visit faithfully.

JudyMac said...

Ditto to Kim's comment .... she puts into words, better than I could, exactly what I would say. Charming is definitely the right word. And you are by far the best source of information on Paris that I know of. It's always fun to pull up your most recent post and learn new insight (in depth, I might add) to the City of Light.

Jeanie said...

Congratulations, Peter! What an impressive achievement -- and well deserved. You are my go-to place for learning more about all sorts of wonderful places and things in Paris (and beyond!). I think a glass of champagne is in order!

JPD said...

Bravo Peter ! Congratulations ! and keep up this great job !

lyliane said...

merci pour tout ce que j'ai appris grâce à toi sur tes posts, je ne les commente pas toujours, mais je devrais, mais il y a tellement à y lire!

Vagabonde said...

One million! Cela se fête avec une coupe de Champagne, non? It made me realize that you can see those numbers on Google. I have a little counter on the side of my blog that says, as of now, 377,582 page views but I placed it on my blog months after I started. So I went and looked, like you showed, and surprise … I am at now 554,396 page views – I had no idea! Thanks Peter for showing this.
I love all this street art. I need to go back to your posts and make a list of the streets so when we are in Paris later this year I can go and look at some.

Σφιγξ said...

Thank you for sharing your perspectives and excellent photography with us.

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

But we still visit your awesome blog! :)

Thérèse said...

Il n'a pas tort Alain.
Tu es une reference maintenant.
Bravo pour ces scores et le maintien de ce blog.