Today, Panfilocastaldi turns 2. We have survived another full year of blogging, despite some significant personal upheavals. As new parents, getting out into the worlds of architecture and art is proving more difficult but not, with determined effort, impossible.
Looking back, many of the posts remind us of enriching experiences and conversations. It is always difficult to narrow down a few favourites from so many, but once again we’ll do our best:
- Herman Miller vs. Matt Blatt. Proof that articles on trending topics can result in great traffic and an engaging, passionate discussion.
- Ubi consistam and the Venice Biennale. A review of our first design studio.
- Safe enough or too safe? and Dangerous places. Two articles analysing a subject close to our hearts: the unintended consequences of an overly safe built environment.
- City and the City. A drawing inspired by China Miéville’s thought-provoking and architecturally mystical novel of the same name.
- Future vision for Victoria. Thoughts on how we would like Victoria to look in 50 years time.
- Tom Kundig: a poet and a butcher. Discussion of a great architect and his lecture tour across Australia.
- Sting like a bee. Part 19 of an ongoing essay on lessons to our younger selves.
- Dolphin slaughter in Taiji. Our first interview, with artist Georgia Laughton.
With a nod to David McCandless’ excellent Information is Beautiful, we have decided to represent this year’s various statistics as a series of infographics:
And in plain(er) english:
- 58 new posts, with a maximum of 10 in July of this year.
- 17 post categories ranging from Literature (1 post) to Architecture (35 posts).
- 309 new tags, bringing the total to 983 and ranging from Richard Neutra (1 post) to Architecture (82).
- 84 new comments, with a maximum of 19 for Herman Miller vs. Matt Blatt.
- A whopping 2,055 new spam comments, representing 99% of all comments making their way onto our blog.
- 43,941 new page views, with a freak maximum of 1,249 on the 4th of this month and 7,543 for the most popular post, again The Leaning Tower of Pisa.
- An increase in readership from an average of 88 a day in October 2011 to 210 a day in October 2012.
- Visitors since February from 142 different countries ranging from Lesotho (1 visit) to the United States (11,911 visits).
- 34,108 referrals from search engines, comprising thousands of unique search terms in english, hebrew, arabic, russian, swedish, serbian and italian.
- 1,763 referrals from 186 other websites, with a maximum of 471 from Facebook.
- 39 active blog followers, 5 comment followers and 114 Twitter followers.
Thank you for your support this past year. If you promise to keep reading and commenting, we’ll promise to keep posting and replying.
Warwick Mihaly, Erica Slocombe and Drew Stewart.