FLYING AT FIFTY KAY: HEM receives 50,000 all-time views

I am very happy to announce that the Half-Eaten Mind has officially surpassed 50,000 views to this awesome blog since its founding in April 2012. Thousands of people all over the world have visited the Half-Eaten Mind to get their fill of breaking news, engaging features and thoughts for the day. We have entertained, informed, educated, and inspired a huge army of Brainiacs. Of course, we would still be far behind if it were not for the members of the HEM community who have helped support the blog through their visits and likes over the past 22 months or so.

Here is how we broke the news on our official Twitter account:

By the early morning of Thursday 16th January 2014, I had already just sailed past the 50,000 mark and understandably I was very proud of this notable blogging achievement. The good news sunk in as I was viewing my blog’s statistics portal just before I began work, and after previously discussing with a blogging friend when exactly I would hit the Big Fifty Kay. As of today at 12.42 pm GMT, the total lifetime number of views stands at 50,173 views, emanating from 169 different countries and territories. This certainly gives you a good idea of how internationally popular this blog is, considering that our primary language of communication used in our articles is English. Here are the top twenty countries of origin of views over the lifetime of the blog as of this current point.

1.  United States (United States of America) – 12,672

2.  United Kingdom (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) – 11,751

3.  India (Bhārat Gaṇarājya / भारत गणराज्य) – 7,531

4.  Canada  – 1,092

5.  Australia (Commonwealth of Australia) – 865

6.  Singapore (Republic of Singapore/Republik Singapura/新加坡共和国 /சிங்கப்பூர் குடியரசு) – 814

7.  Pakistan (اسلامی جمہوریۂ پاكستان /Islamic Republic of Pakistan) – 737

8.  Indonesia (Republik Indonesia) – 699

9.  Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland) – 675

10.  France (République française) – 625

11.  United Arab Emirates ( دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدةDawlat al-ʾImārāt al-ʿArabiyyah al-Muttaḥidah) – 586

12.  Malaysia  – 474

13.  Netherlands (Koningrijk der Nederlanden) – 442

14.  Saudi Arabia (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia/المملكة العربية السعودية/Al-Mamlakah al-‘Arabiyyah as-Su‘ūdiyyah) – 413

15.  Italy (Repubblica Italiana) – 410

16.  Philippines (Republika ng Pilipinas) – 404

17.  Poland (Rzeczpospolita Polska) – 364

18.  South Africa (Republic of South Africa/Republiek van Zuid-Afrika) – 362

19.  Spain (Reino de España) – 296

20.  Thailand (ราชอาณาจักรไทย/Ratcha Anachak Thai) – 274

The twenty most popular search terms of those 50,000 views were:

1. Grave Encounters

2. Diwali

3. Atacama humanoid hoax

4. New Year 2014

5. Lloyds TSB split

6. Bajirao Peshwa

7. Happy Diwali animated GIF

8. Happy New Year  animated GIF

9. Anjali family photos

10. New Year images 2014

11. Atacama humanoid

12. Ghana

13. Diwali images

14. Venice Beach tragedy

15. Happy New Year 2014

16. Happy New Year 1014

17. Jon Pigeon

18. Happy New Year 2013

19. Deepawali

20. New Year pic 2014

The vast majority of Google searches that brought visitors to the Half-Eaten Mind were looking for graphics and not so much for news or features, but that is to be expected when the Internet is a picture-friendly (and dominated) environment.

To celebrate this special milestone, I created a certificate last night/early this morning as a small token of this personally momentous occasion, a sign of the pulling power that this blog has. I dedicate this certificate to all of the HEM community as well as my friends, family and all the anonymous website searchers out there for helping me achieve this.

(c) V. Shah/Branchus Creations
(c) V. Shah/Branchus Creations

All-in-all it’s been a good innings. The Half-Eaten Mind eagerly awaits crossing the 100,000 mark. Thank you to everyone for contributing and making the Half-Eaten Mind, the news and views from a partially digested brain, a very popular place.

Half-Eaten Mind on Twitter LINK
Half-Eaten Mind WordPress blog stats –, Automattic Inc.
“Names of the Republic of India in its official languages” – Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. LINK
“Singapore” – Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. LINK
“Pakistan” – Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. LINK
“Indonesia” – Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. LINK
“United Arab Emirates” – Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. LINK
“Saudi Arabia” – Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. LINK
“Poland” – Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. LINK
“Spain” – Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. LINK
“Thailand” – Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. LINK
Half-Eaten Mind WordPress blog stats –, Automattic Inc.
Certificate Magic, Branchus Creations LINK
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