2012 in review – my stats

WordPress.com has prepared a 2012 annual report for my Real Food Lover blog.

According to WordPress 2012 annual report:

5,000 people attended the Aspen Food and Wine Festival. This blog had about 42,000 views in 2012. If each view were a foodie, this blog would power 8 festivals.

So, Real Food Lover had about 42,000 views in 2012. I published 12 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 203 posts. There were 56 pictures uploaded. That’s about a picture per week.

The busiest day of 2012 was 29 February with 396 views. The most popular post that day was What is Tesco Real Food?.

Click here to see the complete report.

10 responses to “2012 in review – my stats

  1. Fabulous! Congratulations! Interesting that your most popular post was the critique of Tesco’s so called real food. Your blog is so important to wake people up to the dangers of GMO and other additives that are poisoning the people. As well, you offer super tasty alternatives!


    • Yes, P! Exposing Tesco’s claims of “real food” – and the response it got – made me very happy.

      The latest horror from Tesco’s organic veg boxes.

      The cheek! Organic veg box schemes were founded in the early 1990s as a way for organic farmers to by-pass the clutches of greedy supermarkets, and enable them to sell directly to customers – making organic produce more affordable for consumers and helping organic farms be more viable.

      Society makes it so hard to find food you can trust. There is all this misinformation around…
      It makes me angry on behalf of children and people with learning difficulties and other people who are too stressed or unressourced to look for alternatives.

      Thanks so much for your support and feedback. It often feels an effort to gird my loins – so it is great to get this boost.


  2. Congratulations! Can I launch a campaign that you be television’s first organic chef? You are very videogenic (check out E’s youtube channel).


  3. Love the idea of your blog powering food festivals. Hope your blog and you continue to grow and prosper. Happy New Year.


  4. Happy New Year Elisabeth and keep up the good work!


  5. I am blessed, I live in New Zealand a land where you expect good healthy foods, I grow my own vegatables and don’t use any sprays. I don’t trust food manufacturer, they are in for the profit after all, that’s why they are in business, it’s not to give you healthy foods, when by adding a few unknown ingredents you can make it taste so much better.
    When visiting my home town of Plymouth this past summer (what summer) I like to visit supermarkets and was amazed at the amount of highly processed foods available. It’s no wonder cancer is on the rise. We human are not designed to eat masses of highly process foods, it slowly kills us.
    Loved reading your articles Elisabeth. Have a great healthy year.


    • Hi Mike

      Thank you so much for this great response.

      I agree with your analysis of industrial for-profit food production!

      The adulteration of food for profit is not new (for instance strychnine in Victorian foodstuffs).

      But the scale of operations is unprecedented, as is the might of corporations.

      The dismantling of chartering as an instrument for corporate accountability in the mid-to-late 20th century means companies have been allowed to grow unchecked.

      Our food supplies (unless you grow your own, or eat from small independent producers) are owned by a handful of multinations who do not have our health at heart.

      In the UK, over 80% of food is sold in supermarkets.

      And genetic engineering introduces a chilling twist to the story.

      Monsanto and others produce agricultural chemicals; have been busy buying up seed companies in last decade; produce, patent and lobby for GM seeds.

      The idea is not to feed the world but to increase their grip on food supplies, from the seed upwards.

      Look, I am not saying people who work in supermarkets or corporations are at fault. But the system is!

      Eating well is a revolutionary act these days, isn’t it?!


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