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250th PatchPierre Post

Whooohooo...
Okay, it might seem a bit unnecessary to write a celebratory blogpost every 50th post, but it does feel like another milestone again.

I am happy to say the blog is still going strong after a relatively bad year for me personally, and glad that working on new blog-posts kept/keeps me distracted from all the negativity surrounding that.
Thank you so much again for all the support and the positive feedback.

I would like to share a few PatchPierre numbers with you about the PatchPierre universe:

- PatchPierre blog will reach the 75.000 pageviews this month, in a little over 2½ year.
- an average of around 5.000 pageviews per month lately, and this number is still climbing.
- Almost 1.100 people follow PatchPierre on Twitter

- Patchpierre.Net welcomed visitors from 126 countries


Top 10 countries  /  Pageviews
United States               17483
Netherlands                 10184
Germany                      6566
United Kingdom            5961
Russia                          4338
France                          2634
Italy                             1604
Canada                          806
Slovenia                         796
Ukraine                          522





Top 10 most visited posts                                               Date published

150th PatchPierre Post                                                     Dec 11, 2011
DIY Modular Case Ideas                                                     Jan 1, 2012
100th PatchPierre Post                                                    May 22, 2011
Vactrol Basics                                                                  Feb 21, 2011
Dark Energy II Announced                                                 Feb 7, 2012
50th PatchPierre Post                                                        Dec 7, 2010
Florian Schneider - Electronic Poem                                 Feb 19, 2012
200th PatchPierre Post                                                     May 6, 2012
CEM chips in Doepfer Modules                                        Feb 28, 2012

- Also more than 10.000 people downloaded and installed my free PatchPierre Mobile - Nokia app
  (more info at http://patchpierre.blogspot.nl/search/label/Apps)
- Almost 15.000 views of my YouTube videos at http://www.youtube.com/netpierretv (subscribe!)

- I could use more likes on my Facebook page
- and donations (big or small) are still welcome via PayPal
  (info at http://patchpierre.blogspot.nl/p/patchpierre-donors.html)
Donations will keep PatchPierre ad-free

Finding new topics is getting harder as i have already reviewed most of the Doepfer modules i own, but i hope i can keep the blog interesting enough in the future with a wider range of eurorack related posts.
If you have any suggestions / questions etc... feel free to contact me.

Thanks again for the support, regular posting returns this thursday with the start of a completely new Doepfer tutorial video series by Raul Pena!

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