What posts have people come to Operatoonity.com to read most? Since Operatoonity.com just passed its four-year anniversary, I thought it was time to trot out some sexy stats for y’all.
In the last four years, I’ve created 388 posts and logged more than 3.4 million visitors on this site! Not too shabby, eh?
Since I use WordPress, I can also corroborate the most popular posts using my analytics plugin and a nifty report that WordPress sends me each year.
Roberto Alagna, one of the world’s best tenors
#1 best opera singers in the world today – male persuasion 42 COMMENTS
#2 best opera singers in the world today – female persuasion 45 COMMENTS
#3 today’s top tenors 48 COMMENTS
#4 100 greatest operas . . . really? 7 COMMENTS
#5 Puccini’s best opera? 21 COMMENTS
(Funny thing about the “Best Opera Singers” lists. I created them because I couldn’t find any up-to-date lists online to blog about.)
A goal for 2015 is to update some of my “Best Singers” lists, taking into account all the suggestions in readers’ comments. A lot can change in five years, even in the opera world though I can say, categorically, Roberto Alagna belonged on my original list.
Not convinced? Then you need to watch this aria:
Why did viewers stop in on this blog in 2012? What posts did they read most in the past year?
Would it surprise you to know of the nearly 111,000 visitors to this blog in 2012, that, far and away, most were seeking a definitive list of top classical singers in the world today? Divas, then divos?
Frankly, I am not in the least bit startled by this news.
There are so few definitive “talent” lists around. And I should know. I searched feverishly for such a list not too long ago. That’s why I compiled mine –I couldn’t find any good/current list of opera singers myself.
Not surprisingly, people continue to chime in on who should and shouldn’t have made these lists. I knew each was an imperfect instrument when I compiled it, and I honestly think it’s time to upgrade each one, since the best talents in the operasphere can change or fade in a matter of only years. We are talking about the most delicate and sometimes most frail of instruments–the human voice–after all.
Other top topics were top tenors, best operas, and the beloved composers Puccini and Mozart.
Here then, according to my site stats, are the titles of the most-viewed posts and their visit numbers in 2012:
How about you? Why did you stop in on “Operatoonity”? Did you find what you were looking for this year?
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