Earlier this week, we passed the 100,000 mark for all-time views to this site and I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who’s subscribed, commented and also to those who only check in occasionally. It all helps and I’m very grateful to anyone who takes even a small amount of their time to glance over these pages – THANK YOU! 🙂

I’d like to try and provide you with some interesting stats on this blog, which has been running since August 2009 (if I remember correctly – I’m not sure where to find the start date)…

By a long mile, the majority of my hits come from readers in the UK, followed next by the USA, Canada and then some of the larger European nations, like Germany, with Australia not far behind. More recently though (in the last month), I’ve seen an increase in traffic from countries like Lithuania, Russia, Croatia and even Thailand. Wow!

My busiest day was on September 20th 2011, when I received 318 hits.

I currently average around 4,000 hits per month, which appears to approximate between 100-150 visits each day. Back when I started this, I was struggling to reach 1,000 a month. To see this figure quadruple in three-years means a lot to me! If I can attract more interest from the US then, who knows, maybe I could even try to double the current standings!

Three most popular search terms leading people to this site are “tuff saws”, “quangsheng” and “quangsheng planes”.

My review of the Work Sharp 3000 is one of the most popular pages (after the home page, etc.).

Aside from general search engine terms, most of my referrals have come from my signature on the UKworkshop forum, Workshop Heaven’s blog and Flowering Elbow.

My Most Popular ‘Click’!

This image is one of my all-time most popular ‘Clicks’; creating a brown oak raised and fielded panel using a Quangsheng Rebating Block Plane.

Before posting this, there are a total of 455 comments on this site (does that include ping an trackbacks?), averaging 12 comments per month. 15th February 2011 was the most active day for comments and 21.00 seems to be the most active time of day.

My followers include 88 who are subscribed to this blog, 32 subscribed to comments (I think that’s what it means?), 412 following through Twitter and 12 watching from Facebook.

In three-years, I’ve made a total of 264 posts (including this one) and, apparently, have received 14,280 spam comments!!

I don’t know what else to say, other than thank you again to everyone who’s been involved so far. I know I have my quiet moments where I tend not to post anything for weeks at a time but, I have no intention of giving up this part of my life just yet. It’s one of the few things that keeps me going at times. I only wish that work didn’t get in the way! 😛

Thanks for reading.

‘Like’ This Blog on Facebook!

Hi all,

This is just a brief one to update you that I’ve started an Olly’s Workshop Blog page over on Facebook.

There’s still work to be done (mostly, photos to be added and updated) but, if those of you who use the social networking site would care to click the ‘Like’ button then, I’d greatly appreciate it. 🙂

I’ve also started a page for my website (OPJ Furniture) but, that’s literally all I’ve done; started it! 😛

I’m a bit dubious about inviting all my ‘real’ friends to ‘Like’ this at the moment but I welcome any comments, suggestions and feedback that those of you who know about wood may have. 😉

(As soon as I figure out how to do it, I’ll add a banner or button to this site for it as well – I think it just means enabling a Widget…)

Thank you all!