Thanks to all those that read the blog – there are quiet a lot of you.

blog mapI use WordPress as the vehicle to operate this blog from. They provided some stats recently which I thought would be of interest. Some of it was a surprise to me.

People from 79 countries have read articles in the 4th Quarter of 2014, from the AllanManning.com blog with Australia and New Zealand being the most frequent readers with Malaysia not far behind.

Using their words they advised that: “The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 17,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many people to see it. Interestingly I only connected to their stats engine “JetPack” in October 2014 so the results are in fact much higher of course for the whole year.

Counting this article, I have written 644 articles since the blog began.

Using a combination of my own stats and JetPack, the busiest day of the year was December 17th with the most popular post being Insurance Response to Sydney Siege. The other top viewed posts for 2014 were 2) “My thoughts on the sale of TIO to Allianz” [November]; 3) Celebrity Chef Neil Perry now understands the value of Insurance” [May]; 4) “The Conversation Article on g20 & Terrorism” [October]; and 5) “Can our industry still be relied upon” and [November] 6) “LMI opens Tasmanian Office”[September].

where they come fromWhile more and more people are registering on the site to receive notifications others find the posts via social media. The accompanying diagram shows the most popular.

Thanks to all of you who are regular readers and to those that have posed the questions. I appreciate the support.

Most of January I have been dealing with questions relating to the terrorist event in Sydney and this has kept me inordinately busy during what has been, weather patterns permitting a quiet time. As the questions were typically on the same subject I have not repeated them all in the blog. This issue now appears to have settled down and I am now back posting regularly. If you have any questions or issues you would like to see covered, please use the “Contact Me” button above.

A lot of effort goes into research and write the articles and a couple of companies have offered to sponsor the site which would certainly assist, particularly with the research component. Having said this, I do not want to detract from the site nor have my independence curtailed so I am yet to decide one way or the other but if I can get the arrangements right, a sponsor may be introduced during 2015.

One response to “Thanks to all those that read the blog – there are quiet a lot of you.”

  1. Jan McCallum says:

    It’s a fantastic response Allan and shows how people in the industry want to share information and gain knowledge. I’m always impressed at how helpful insurance industry ppl are.

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