Happy New Year linkages

newyear092008 proved to be a good year for MadSilence.  December was our busiest month ever with 19,100 views.  The month of December also provided our busiest week (5,700 views) and busiest day (968 views) since MadSilence was established in March 2007.  Not sure why, perhaps the long tail? 

Thanks to all our visitors, viewers and MadFriends.

BTW check out our home page where we’ve added a ClustrMaps™ widget. Kinda cool.  For the time period from 14 Dec 2008 to 30 Dec 2008, ClustrMaps™ reports we had 6,526 visits from viewers around the world. 90% our viewers visited via computers with IP addresses in the following countries:

United States        4,251   69%
United Kingdom  582         9%
Canada                    392         6%
Australia               202          3%
France                       86          1.3%
Germany                  82          1.2%
Netherlands           77          1.2%

Wishing all of you a happy and healthy New Year 2009 from both sides of the globe. 

To start the new year off right, and after you’ve seen and heard Beaker’s Ode to Joy,  check out this handful of links to sites of interest we’ve collected over the past year.  Some interesting stuff. 

Two Coats of Paint  Maintained by Sharon L. Butler, Two Coats of Paint is a digest of reviews, commentary, and background information about painting and related subjects.

SwissMiss  Curated by Tona Rith Eisenberg, a Swiss designer gone NYC

Jumping in Art Museums  Allison is an avid Art Jumper. Sometimes, while visiting art museums and galleries, she is so excited by what she sees that she has to jump for joy.

Tim Paul’s Museum Hours  Tim Paul visits NYC museums and tells you about it.

The Chronicle of Artistic Failure in America is, as the title suggests, a look at how art is failing in this country—told from a number of different vantage points and examining various aspects of the phenomenon.

I Heart Photography.   A photography blog.   Try it, you’ll like it.


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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Charlie call me Chuck
    Jan 02, 2009 @ 10:43:20

    congrats! those are some great numbers
    Happy New Year


  2. erikatakacs
    Jan 02, 2009 @ 19:40:11

    Wow, those are some amazing stats. Wishing you an even better 2009. Happy New Year to you too!


  3. jafabrit
    Jan 02, 2009 @ 22:20:27

    I agree, amazing stats :) enjoying exploring your links.

    My son and his girlfriend were in Tokyo for New Years Eve and said it was wonderful. I am looking forward to seeing the photos. He said it was so neat to see all the wish balloons released at the stroke of midnight.


  4. Sharon
    Jan 03, 2009 @ 01:56:07

    Hey you two–

    Thanks for the Two Coats of Paint shout-out. Happy New Year!


  5. Leanne
    Jan 03, 2009 @ 21:44:40

    I agree! Amazing stats but I can see why people love coming here. Lot’s of good information and writing. Rock on in the New Year!


  6. dmariemart
    Jan 05, 2009 @ 10:14:52

    I hope 2009 is a great success for you too. You two have a great site!


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