A whole year ago (give or take a few hours), I decided to transfer some of my more informative posts from the World of Tanks forums to a more permanent storage space. Blogspot seemed as good as any, and so, on February 28th, 2013, Archive Awareness was born. Since then, I have written 359 posts (346 of them actually containing documents), and received 387,261 page views (for an average of 1087 per day).
Not surprisingly, the blog was most frequently visited by readers from the United States. However, other English-speaking countries did surprisingly poorly, with the UK in fourth place, Canada in fifth place and Australia in seventh place. Germany (second), Poland (third) and Finland (sixth) apparently have enough English-speaking tank enthusiasts to overtake them. Despite dropping in and out of the top 10 and some temporary complications, Russia is now a solid #8 on the list. South Korea and the Netherlands follow in 9th and 10th respectively.
Despite this blog being originally intended for a World of Tanks associated audience, I have received many visits from forums associated with other video games, such as Company of Heroes 2 and War Thunder (now that their ground forces beta is progressing). Aside from game related websites (most notably, FTR), much of my traffic now comes from general historical discussions on Tank-net, Reddit, Something Awful, and many other forums and resources.
A great thank you goes out to Yuri Pasholok, Andrei Ulanov, and Dmitriy Shein, as well as many posters from Tank-net and VIF2NE, and, of course, my readers. I couldn't have done this without you!