By Julian Dierkes
This summer, we will celebrate the tenth anniversary of our blog, though one would have to be very hopeful that this will involve a reunion of our regular authors together in one place.
It will also be the 30th anniversary of my first trip through Mongolia in 1991.
This year will be the 30th anniversary of my very first trip to #Mongolia, by train from Beijing to Berlin in August 1991.
???? the visa I travelled on, issued in Tokyo. pic.twitter.com/6kriaBBQxx
— Julian Dierkes (@jdierkes) January 4, 2021
As I’ve done in some previous years (2019 | 2018 | 2016 | 2015 | 2012), here’s a review of our blog in the past year, 2020.
- Over 21,000 people read blog posts in 2020
- origin of readers:
- US 24.4%
- Mongolia 21.5%
- Canada 8.9%
- UK 5.3%
- Germany 4%
- Australia 3.6%
- China 2.3%
- India 2%
- Japan 2%
- France 1.6%
- We wrote 61 posts this year.
- Most read (1000+ readers) posts this year:
- Niels Hegewisch’ and my post on fascist symbolism and The Hu (3,900 pageviews)
- Bulgan’s “How popular is Russian in Mongolia 26 Years After the Fall of the Soviet Union?” (2016; 1,240+ readers this year)
- Bulgan’s early post on corona (nearly 1,000 readers)
- Since August 2011 a total of 150,000 readers have read 415,000 posts.