Happy Birthday to Me!

Yes, it's amazing how time flies.

Muscat Mutterings is one year old today!!! It all started with this blog post, quickly followed by this one on Piracy in Muscat. Over the weekend, in the Al Fair parking lot I was again asked that familiar question (no, I never want my car washed by you and your paint-scratching crew, ever): "You want DVD movies?"

I took my inspiration from the now-legendary Undercover Dragon at Muscat Confidential, and am always grateful for his support of my blog (and the traffic he sends me!).

Many thanks to all of you who have been reading and commenting on my blog. It's a fun little hobby, and I encourage you all to have a go at writing your own. A special word of thanks for Eternally Distracted for being the very first person to ever comment on my blog - thank you :)

A few statistics for you:

1. I've published 116 articles, this is the 117th.
2. I've had just over 30,000 visits in the last year, and nearly 50,000 page-views.
3. Of those 30,000 visitors, 20,000 have been visitors from Oman.
4. Muscat Confidential has sent me over 11,000 visitors.
5. I've had visitors from 109 different Countries, but strangely, none from China.
6. The top 10 countries in terms of numbers of visitors are as follows:
  1. Oman
  2. United Kingdom
  3. United States
  4. United Arab Emirates
  5. India
  6. Canada
  7. France
  8. Australia
  9. Saudi Arabia
  10. Netherlands
7. You lot so very rarely ever comment.
8. My most commented blog post ever was this one about the cost of ball tickets.
9. My most read (in terms of opened for comments) article is this one about the cost of living here.
10. I recently launched a Facebook group for this blog as I saw just how successful it has been for Muscat Confidential, and my statistics show that my largest readership demographic is women, between the ages of 25-34.

Thank you to all of you for reading my blog, it keeps me motivated to keep it going.

le fin.
Happy Birthday to Me! Happy Birthday to Me! Reviewed by Sythe on Monday, July 26, 2010 Rating: 5


  1. Happy Birthday, Muscat Mutterings.

  2. Happy Birthday (am perfectly fitting in your demographic)

  3. Congratulations on a fabbarooney blogging year Mister Mutterings. Happy, happy, HAPPY birthday... but do try and enjoy it a little, you look positively miserable in your picture!

  4. Congratulations on your anniversary!!! I am new to the blog, but do log on occasionally for updates :) Keep posting and good job on all the statistics, I know sometimes they pay a huge role in motivation, and sometimes it is the fine line in "should I write a new post or not"... :)

  5. Happy Birthday Double M ;)

    I might be amongst your newest followers from the lot, so forgive me if I haven't commented earlier ;)

  6. Happy Birthday! I need to blogroll you so I can stay updated. YOu aren't showing up on my reader!

  7. Time for Celebration.....Happy Birthday!

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