Via Negativa by the numbers

Age of blog: 13 years
Posts: 7,698
Archive pages @ 10 posts/page: 775
Words in posts: 2,251,197
Categories: 43
Posts in “Poems and poem like things” category: 4,903
Posts in “Poets and poetry” category: 416
Posts in “Photos” category: 521
Tags: 1,204
Comments: 22,823
Spam comments blocked by the Akismet plugin: 30,462
Blocked malicious login attempts since 2014: 139,584
Years on WordPress: 10
Times it’s moved to a new web host: 3
Active plugins: 17

Authors: 25
Posts by Dave: 5,374
Posts by Luisa: 2,162
Average posts per guest author: 7

Page views since 2008: 1,028,400*
Times most popular post (Viking nicknames) has been viewed: 16,772
Times second most popular post (How to format poetry on the web: an incomplete guide) has been viewed: 15,185
Visitors since 2013: 161,787*
Visitors from the U.S. in 2016: 35,018
Visitors from the U.K. in 2016: 4,173
Visitors from the Philippines in 2016: 2,858
Visitors from Canada in 2016: 1,739
Highest number of views in a day (19 Nov. 2012): 3,919
Email subscribers: 94
Subscribers on Feedly: 103
Followers on 33
Followers on Twitter: 280

*Sorry I have such crappy, incomplete stats. Obviously, popularity has never been a big concern around here.

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Dave Bonta (bio) crowd-sources his problems by following his gut, which he shares with 100 trillion of his closest microbial friends — a close-knit, symbiotic community comprising several thousand species of bacteria, fungi, and protozoa. In a similarly collaborative fashion, all of Dave’s writing is available for reuse and creative remix under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License. For attribution in printed material, his name (Dave Bonta) will suffice, but for web use, please link back to the original. Contact him for permission to waive the “share alike” provision (e.g. for use in a conventionally copyrighted work).


  1. Congratulations. Thirteen years of steady, regular, and excellent blogging is really impressive. Well done.


    1. Thanks, James. Blogging is my favorite way to procrastinate on everything else!


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