Which is all by way of saying that this will be my last offering of 2010, as, after years of denial and failed and expensive therapy, I have finally listened to my inner male menopause and booked the family into Club Med for a week of boozing and pretending to enjoy being pressganged into activities and, very likely, once the booze kicks in, dressing up as a woman for an evening entertainment's that will make the dross on TVB on a Saturday night look like Proust.
But before I go, I thought I'd do what any self-respecting blogger does at this time of year and bore people with their stats for the year. Since I'm a cheapskate and won't pay for that kind of stuff, I only have stats for the last month, so it's even less interesting than you might think – if that were possible.
Most of my readers (I should say "visitors", as many people come here via search engines (31.72% - so there!), and I think they sometimes leave before reading when they've come all they way from Islamabad for "enema sex while sleeping") – oh, damn, I’ve preempted myself – as I was saying, most of my readers come either from Google or direct from bookmarks or feeders.
Then there are those who come from other sites (mostly blogs). And I'm glad I checked this because it turns out that my second major blogger referrer is Gweipo. I say I'm glad not merely because she seems such a delightful person, but also because, seeing this, I did a search for her site, which I thought had ceased to be, and found that it was alive and kicking. So, back you have gone on my blogroll, GP, if you're reading this. (And also if you're not – of course, before Foamie steps in.)
The top ten referrers contain the usual suspects (Hemlock + anon (Dr. Adams?), Gweipo, Foamier, Ordinary Gweilo, Joyce, Spike, Webs of Significance, Mr Bijou) but also two surprises, in the shape of Hong Kong Paintings – up there in third place, take a bow, Jim – and Cantopopped, which Mat hasn't added to for nearly two years – which can only mean he keeps it going to keep up with the Hong Kong blogs. Good on you, mate!
Which leaves us with the most popular post category.
Is that what a year's bloggin boils down to? Apparently, yes.
Can things only get better? I'd put about as much money on that as on England winning either of the next two Test matches against those Aussie bastards.
And with that I sign off and wish you all (Jew, Moslem, Hindu, Christian, miserable atheist alike) a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.