On June 10, 2012, I started the Year of Tony Bennett website. Check out this post to see why I started this. Hint: between May 2011 and September 2012, I had the privilege of seeing Tony Bennett live six! times.
So, a few facts:
- The first post was a discussion of The Good Life, Bennett’s autobiography, written with Jazz journalist Will Friedwald.
- The first song I wrote about was “The Best Is Yet To Come.”
- The first official song of the day was “Love Is Here To Stay” which was posted on August 23, 2012.
- The most search-for song on the blog is “The Right To Love.”
- The most-searched-for information is a topic I wrote about Duke Ellington and the Harlem Renaissance. As most of the searches for that topic come from school system computer networks, I’m guessing it’s a popular term paper topic.
- The most often-featured song of the day is “The Rules of the Road.”
- My favorite feature is The 12 Days of a Tony Bennett Christmas.
A few blog statistics:
- I have written 3,907 posts for this blog. We’ll hit 4000 posts soon.
- We have visitors from over the world. Except for Antartica. If you know someone living on the South Pole, please ask them to visit the site, just once.
- It took me 4 years to create The Interactive Tony Bennett Discography. I did it after work and on weekends; it defines the term ‘a labor of love.’
- The two sites average around 6000 visits a month. It’s not a lot, but it’s substantial to me, as we do no advertising at all.
- The discography especially gets what I call ‘bingers.’ When I view my usage stats, I will see visits to the discography over a one or two-day period by an individual viewing hundreds of posts. The last binger was from Belgium and viewed 882 posts. I am humbled and grateful that someone would spend so much time on the site and I only hope that they found what they were looking for.