tVM 2011 Summary

We initiated The Vitruvian Man, In Search of Kalos Kagathos blog seven months ago, in May 2011.  As we approach the end of the year, I want to share with you some observations on tVM in 2011.

I hope that this blog has encouraged you to explore your spirituality and to explore how you interact with all of creation.  During that process, I hope you are committed to making Earth a better place to be for all inhabitants of the planet.  If one person who reads this blog is stronger of spirit, if another is stronger of mind, and a third is stronger of body, then the blog has value.

Our post on May 13, 2011 encouraged our readers to “Start Each Day with a Prayer.”  From my perspective, that is the most important post of the year, and I hope readers have taken that message to heart, practice it daily and pass it on to their friends and families …

As reported by Google Analytics, 45 readers subscribe to tVM blog.  Our subscribers contributed but a small number to the nearly 8,500 page views the blog has solicited in seven months.  Visitors have frequented the blog from 86 countries around the world and from 48 of the 50 United States.  The top ten viewing countries in 2011 are:

  1. The United States
  2. The United Kingdom
  3. Canada
  4. India
  5. Australia
  6. The Philippine Islands
  7. Turkey
  8. Germany
  9. Italy
  10. Spain

Thanks to our ‘Google Translator’ function, the blog has been read in 48 different languages!

The tVM blog has been touched in all but just two of the United States [Wyoming and North Dakota].  The top ten viewing states are:

  1. Arizona
  2. California
  3. Missouri
  4. Texas
  5. Florida
  6. Indiana
  7. New York
  8. Illinois
  9. North Carolina
  10. Massachusetts

We published 75 posts during our initial seven months in 2011.  The average visitor spends tw0-and-a-half minutes on the site and views at least two posts.  Sixty-percent of the visitors return to the site.

The top ten most read posts during 2011 are:

  1. Sun Symbol of the Zia
  2. Halley’s Comet, Memory by Association
  3. Jesus Christ, 7 – 2 BC — 30 – 36 AD (in the Heroes category)
  4. I AM
  5. Anne Frank, June 12, 1929 – early March 1945 (in the Heroes category)
  6. The Time is Always Ripe to Do Right
  7. Thomas Merton, Chief Yellow Lark and the Gifts of Sunrise and Sunset
  8. Luz Long, Silver Medalist, Berlin 1936 (in the Heroes category)
  9. Felix Lucero, 1895 – 1951 (in the Heroes category)
  10. Quit Smoking … NOW … and Forever

The post where readers spent the most time on the page is “Diwali, Festival of Lights.”

Thank you for being a part of this Vitruvian Man project in 2011.  I hope you will continue to find value in the blog and the posts we publish in 2012.  As we stated on Day One …

“To create a better world with better people … A world made better by better people.  that is what this blog is about.  Life is grand.  Still, the world can be a better place, but it takes good people to make it that way.  You can be one of them.

“The key to a better world is good people setting a positive example of goodliness, dignity and respect.”

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