Friday, December 31, 2021

APPALACHIAN IRISHMAN BY THE NUMBERS, 12-31-2021, FRIDAY, 11:02-03 AM (published 12-31-2021; article #287)


Great! We have another rainy and warm winter day, in “spring!” The morning fog, at least, lifted. This is NOT Camelot weather. By eight, the morning fog did NOT disappear (Camelot lyrics - Richard Burton, on Soundtrack Lyrics).

This morning, Tim Burchett (House Representative, TN, 2nd District) sent his email newsletter, for his 2021 year in review. His website is Congressman Tim Burchett, where one may read several news items and sign up for his monthly newsletter. His website doesn't contain his archived newsletters, as I wish that it did. Tim, as he prefers to be called, is doing his best to slow or reverse the USSA slide into Socialist “Utopia.” I support and join him.

Tim's year in review inspired me to check on my writing year in review. I took a minute (11:02-03 AM) to see a moment in time snapshot. I had to do something, aside from hope that the fog would lift, as it did, eventually.

Appalachian Irishman

Since my first article (on Monday, March 6, 2006), I have been able to see my website statistics. Next March will be year sixteen. Today, at 11:03 AM, I saw my statistics via Blogger Stats. (You can't access that link. Only I, as owner, can.)

12/31/2021, Friday, 11:03 AM: all time views (was at the time) 136,636. Today (was at the time) 28. Yesterday 124. This month (so far) 1,925. Last month 1,460. Viewer numbers keep increasing. That was a moment in time.

Twenty of my total 286 articles (before this one) were viewed or read in the last seven days (12/24 - 30/2021). A total of 95 folks viewed or read those 20 articles. They were as follows, with number of views beside each article. (Four articles, with dates emboldened, from 2006, 2009, and 2013 had views.)

-- FERRELL'S WELL DRILLING 3-8-1958, WEIGEL'S 12-21-2013 REMEMBERED 12-21-2021, CHRISTMAS 12-25-2021, AND 'LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL,' THE BACKDROP (published 12-26-2021) = 21 views.
-- MY “LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL” CONTINUES (published 12/29/2021; article #284) = 9 views.
-- 11-23-2021, TUESDAY: DAD GOT THIRD (SAME) JUNK MAIL HERE! (published 11-26-2021, Friday) = 8 views.
-- ALPHA TO OMEGA (published 12/29/2021; article #285) = 7 views.
-- LIFE, “SUCH AS IT WAS,” UPDATE – 12/7/2021 to 12/23/2021 (published 12/24/2021) = 5 views.
-- Devil's Nose 11/29/2013 = 4 views.
-- 11-7-2021: USSA “GOVRMINT” TIME ENDS! (published 11-7-2021) = 4 views.
-- CHRISTMAS EVE, 12-24-2021, UPDATE (published 12-24-2021) = 4 views.
-- “LIFE, SUCH AS IT WAS” 11-29-2021 to 12-4-2021 (published 12-11-2021) = 3 views.
-- CHRIST-MAS 12/25/2020 FRIDAY = 3 views.
-- 11-24-2021 WAS MOM'S HEAVENLY BIRTHDAY (published 11-26-2021, Friday) = 3 views.
-- How to Pronounce "Appalachian" - Revisited [12/12/2009] = 3 views.
-- Devil's Nose Mountain, Hawkins County [3/7/2006] = 2 views.
-- A Liberal's Stew [3/18/2006] = 2 views.
-- FEARGHAIL NIECES -- BASKETBALL PROUD! (published 12-19-2021) = 2 views.
-- FERRELL FAMILY GATHERING FUN, 7-3-2021 SATURDAY (published 7-5-2021) = 2 views.
-- DAD, 9/17/1927 – 1/25/2008, AGE 80: I REMEMBERED [1/25/2021] = 2 views.
-- 12-30-2000, SATURDAY, BECOMES 12-30-2021, THURSDAY (published 12/30/2021; article #286) = 2 views.

My first Wednesday, December 29, 2021, article mentioned my international viewer numbers, at that moment in time. I can see the numbers, from which nations, at any time. I can't see names or email addresses of readers. I can't see who has signed up, by email, to know when I post an article.

This is my one hundred twenty-first article, and final article, of 2021. (A man has to stop, for the year, sometime!) I published 55 articles in 2020. I see my article numbers, from 2016 to 2019 also. The statistics page, for my website, includes better details than the information in the next section.

Appalachian Irishman (since 3/6/2006) - Substack 12/23/2021+

My Thursday, December 23, 2021, 280th article here, was also my first article on SubStack.

12/31/2021, Friday, 11:02 AM: I saw my SubStack website statistics (that requires my login), at that moment in time. The statistics are not as detailed, as the ones for this original website, Appalachian Irishman.

In nine days (12/23/2021 to 12/31/2021 11:02 AM), I had 30 readers. I have one (known to me), who enrolled for email notifications of my free articles on SubStack. (I can see email addresses on SubStack.)

SubStack is useful, in that it may help get my words out to a wider audience. (I will not publish a link to this article on my SubStack website.) My website statistics here protect my email subscribers (whom I can't see) better than my SubStack website statistics (as I see email addresses, of one so far, there).


The first semi-final game of the 2021 College Football Championship (No. 4 Cincinnati vs. No. 1 Alabama) is on now. Watch Alabama win – as I hope NOT.

The second semi-final game (No. 3 Georgia vs. No. 2 Michigan) starts about 7:30 PM this evening. I expect Georgia to lose, so they don't have to lose to Alabama, again, in the 2021 Championship game (Monday, January 10, 2022). Georgia let Alabama beat them, on 12/4/2021, Saturday, in the SEC Championship game. Yes, I am still not over that loss!


1 comment:

M. Fearghail said...

Happy New Year, y'all – if it will be. We can always live in hope, even if we do die in despair. (That's an old Irish joke.) I am “enjoying” this spring weather today. We have had clouds, wind, sun, heavy rain. Now, 1/1/2022, 1:52 PM, we have sun and wind. I predict rain next. The pattern repeats.

This is my 1/1/2022 comment, to my 12/31/2021 article, “APPALACHIAN IRISHMAN BY THE NUMBERS, 12-31-2021, FRIDAY, 11:02 - 03 AM (published 12-31-2021; article #287).” The link is:

Alabama won, as I predicted, yesterday afternoon. Georgia won, as I didn't predict, last evening. I watched the entire Georgia game, having stayed up until about 11 PM. The 1/10/22, Monday, College Football National Championship game will be between my DAWGS and Alabama. We will see if Georgia will redeem itself, from their loss to Alabama, in the 12/5/21 SEC Championship game. We can always live in hope!

This morning, my 'ol Samsung, not semi-intelligent, cell phone started “white screen of death,” again. I fixed it early last year. After “enjoying” the morning, on Straight Talk “chat” and then direct call, I may need to get another not semi-intelligent cell phone. We can always life in hope that I can keep my 'ol phone!

For my Appalachian Irishman website (, my 12/2021 total viewers/readers was 1,960. (I was born in 1960.) In 2021, I wrote 121 total articles. I had 60,361 total views/readers. That is, on average, 5,030 views/readers a month (rounding down). I published this comment on my website (which I started on 12/23/2021).

Remember, in 2021, we can always live in hope! That dying in despair part is only for the folks, who decided freely, to not accept the Good Lord's gift of salvation and live according to it. I'm just trying to help folks, so they can die in joy, not despair!