Year 2017 in stats, pics, and books

Countdown to the New Year, 2018, is currently 7 hours. Time to make a recap. I’m lazy and doing this in English only this time.

Overall, this year has been a rather good one. We’ll get to the highlights (and the lowlights) in a bit, but putting it all on a scale, this year definitely stays on the plus side of things. Blog-wize, it has been a slow year. I haven’t written that much, and the blog was down for a couple months, and thus, the amount of visitors has been an all time low of 1,979 this year. All autumn long I’ve been busy with a different kind of writing project.

My favorite thing about the stats (as I really don’t follow the visitor count too much) is the search terms that lead people to my blog. We’ll start with the top 6 list of those:

  1. fingerpori tulit mieleen (reference to my favorite daily comic strip Fingerpori, specifically one specific strip)
  2. kirous on ohi (the curse is over)
  3. sinirusettiseura (blue ribbon society)
  4. tiina saa rollaattorin (tiina gets a walker, reference to a preteens’ book series)
  5. lakunenät (liqourice noses)
  6. ruotsalainen leka (swedish sledgehammer)

As for my year, let’s take a look.

January

January kind of slipped by without too much noise. I think we were mentally getting prepared to move out of our lovely old house and into my late grandparents’ row house apartment.

Stats: 5 posts, 421 views
Book of the month: Lemmy Ace of Spades (Mick Wall)
Pic of the month: Dogs smelled a rat

February

Proud month for Finland: gay couples finally got their marriage rights.

Stats: 7 posts, 254 views
Book of the month: The Book Thief (Markus Zusak)
Pic of the month: Blinis at dad’s birthday

March

My husband got his Finnish citizenship o/

Stats: 4 posts, 219 views
Book of the month:  The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of His Friend Marilyn Monroe (Andrew O’Hagan)
Pic of the month: Icy waterdrop, taken with my new macro lense

April

We moved to our new home and started the kitchen remodeling that still isn’t complete, even thought the kitchen is fully funtional and has been since June. I also visited the ER due to some bad stomach pains that turned out to be codeine induced galbladder cramps.

Stats: 1 post, 93 views
Book of the month: The Loney (Andrew O’Hagan)
Pic of the month: My library <3

May

Kitchen remodeling and stuff. Blur of a month.

Stats: 3 posts, 1 view (not exactly accurate, since the posts were originally made to the old SFFM archive)
Book of the month: Hammurabin enkelit (Max Seeck)
Pic of the month: On the “Maapallokivi” (Earth rock) with dogs

June

Company trip to Tallinn. Foo Fighters at Rock the Beach I..I

Stats: 2 posts, 115 views (SFFM back online)
Book of the month: Somebody to Love – The life, death and legacy of Freddie Mercury (Richards – Langthorne)
Pic of the month: Mike Monroe on stage with the Foos

July

Got married with my husband for real, finally <3 Spent a week in Vuotso, Lapland on summer vacation / “honeymoon”.

Stats: 3 posts, 244 views
Book of the month: Lady Midnight (Cassandra Clare)
Pic of the month: White wine in Lapland

August

Finland was shaken by a disgruntled refugee boy, who stabbed eight people in Turku.

Stats: 2 posts, 99 views
Book of the month: H is for Hawk (Helen MacDonald)
Pic of the month: Kitchen got tiles on the walls

September

I don’t think too much was going on, other than the life as usual. Maybe some more kitchen remodeling stuff and putting up new lights in our home.

Stats: 3 posts, 167 views
Book of the month: Utopia (Sir Thomas More)
Pic of the month: Autumn sun and leaves

October

If the biggest thing in our life was getting along without our car for a couple of weeks after some part of the transmission stuff broke, I think our life was pretty good. Oh, Cats at Hartwall Arena.

Stats: 1 post, 104 views
Book of the month: The Sunrise (Victoria Hislop)
Pic of the month: Old Deuteronomy

November

I spent a few days in Dublin in the European SharePoint Conference.

Stats: 5 posts, 168 views
Book of the month: Born in Fire (K.F. Breene)
Pic of the month: Temple Bar

December

Finland turned 100 years old. Company trip to Prague.

Stats: 2 posts (not including this one), 94 views
Book of the month: The Island (Victoria Hislop)
Pic of the month: Orchids and the winter sun – a rare sunny and snowy day

Happy New Year!