By Peter Keevil, Editor-in-chief
It’s a quiet New Year’s Eve daytime. The kids are playing, the coffee is brewing. So just for fun, I thought I’d take a little look at some stats for Midlands Rocks. I’m not sure what they tell us. I don’t know if they are good or bad. I don’t even have them from last year to compare against.
They just are.
Numbers are fine I suppose, its one way of measuring things but what these figures don’t do is express the emotion that this fine art form that we call rock n roll brings to us and whether we have managed to capture that emotion through our writing, interviewing and photography.
One of the stats says that over 80,000 people have passed through our website over the last 12 months. Hopefully, they will have read, listened, viewed and enjoyed our work and will come back again.
Let me know if you were one of them.
117,000 visits by 80,500 people, reading over 280,000 pages
2,522 articles posted
- Dean Pedley’s interview with Priest’s KK Downing
- Rachel Sloper’s interview with Ville Valo of HIM
- Jason Guest’s interview with Jill Janus of Huntress
- Our live review of the return of Status Quo (Frantic Four) in Wolverhampton
- Our dual album review of Queensryche versus Queensryche
Most popular website sections:
- Gig Guide
- Album reviews
- Gig Reviews
Types of article:
- Radio Shows: 90
- News Items: 1,500
- Album reviews: 552
- Gig Reviews: 240
- Features & Interviews: 244
Gig photography (since Nov 2009 ‘cos Flickr stats are shite)
- Photos: 29,000
- Sets: 995
- Views: 1.7 million
Most active contributors: (since Feb 2012)
- Jason Guest
- Brian McGowan
- Peter Keevil
- Tony Gaskin
- Paul Quinton
- Paul Castles
- Sean Larkin
- Paul Broome
- Paul Birch