A Broad Metrics Reveal

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Well, I’m sure that Cissy Houston would be proud.

After glancing through WordPress metrics for MySheCave.com, I’ve discovered that, out of 115 available prior posts, the blog that I wrote following Whitney Houston’s death in February 2012 has garnered the most views.

Want to know the other topics that have been the most popular among MySheCave.com readers? Check out the below list. From Whitney, to peanut butter, to prosecco, to crybabies, one of these 10 posts should catch your interest, if you missed reading the first time:

Top 10 Most Viewed MySheCave Posts: 
Play Whit Again, Sam.
Find your golden mind
Peanut butter, poetry and sticky things
When Love Means Nothing
Forget Grey, We’re Talkin’ Shades of Green!
Are You Hooked?
Bubble gum and Prosecco
Calling All Crybabies…
Jacks in Boxes, Surprises and You
Do You Know Any Reverse Snobs?

On a personal note, I was surprised and pleased to see the below Country Views metrics table that reveals the location of 2013 MySheCave.com readers.  Like I’m guessing Cissy might be about the Most Viewed stat I referenced above, I’m also a bit proud to have a global MySheCave.com audience.

I want to thank each of you who are MySheCave.com readers, from those of you here in the U.S. to those of you in lands abroad.  And, if you enjoy reading MySheCave.com posts, please pass them along.

Country Views
United States 2,124
Canada 109
United Kingdom 89
Australia 33
India 26
Germany 19
Italy 18
France 18
Russian Federation 16
Republic of Korea 16
Netherlands 15
Spain 14
Philippines 13
Portugal 12
Hong Kong 11
New Zealand 10
Egypt 8
Mexico 8
Croatia 7
Denmark 7
Finland 6
Greece 6
Japan 6
Brazil 6
South Africa 6
Indonesia 6
Norway 5
Singapore 5
Belgium 5
Switzerland 5
United Arab Emirates 4
Latvia 4
Nigeria 4
Viet Nam 4
Poland 3
Bahrain 3
Bulgaria 3
Qatar 3
Pakistan 3
Taiwan 3
Malaysia 3
Ireland 3
Thailand 3
Sweden 3
Saudi Arabia 2
Aruba 2
Romania 2
Estonia 2
Turkey 2
Ghana 2
Iraq 2
Tunisia 2
Israel 2
Gibraltar 2
Bolivia 2
Venezuela 2
Guatemala 2
Cambodia 2
Colombia 2
El Salvador 2
Zimbabwe 1
Myanmar 1
Kuwait 1
Sri Lanka 1
Morocco 1
Argentina 1
Austria 1
Guernsey 1
Paraguay 1
Jamaica 1
Ukraine 1
Mauritius 1
Palau 1
Bangladesh 1
Mozambique 1
Maldives 1
Serbia 1
Algeria 1
Cyprus 1
Kenya 1

Play Whit Again, Sam.

Casablanca Play It Again, Sam.It feels cliché to draft a post about a certain American singer who left the world yesterday, February 11, 2012, however, my fingers somehow are hitting the keys.

Hitting the keys…now, didn’t she?

Last evening I heard a 40-to-50-something say that her “music was the soundtrack of our lives.”

Certainly, many of the lyrics that she sang have held their place in the minds of those of us who came into our adult selves in the late 80’s and early 90’s, while experiencing the meteoric rise of the Internet, mass media and American pop culture.

Like Britain’s Diana, her gorgeous, seemingly perfect image permeated magazines, TVs and computer screens at the close of the 20th century, leaving students and addicts of U.S. pop culture feeling a strong connection with her.

For example, when she sang, “I’m Every Woman,” millions of listening women of all races longed to think that they might not be so different from the beautiful young woman who so effortlessly belted out the tune.

In the end, the reality of her life showed truth in those hopes.

She, unlike the captured iconic images of her, was not perfect.  She, in fact, was a real woman, who experienced ups and downs, achievements and disappointments, love and loss.

Without doubt, her quick and untimely exit yesterday has left those who personally knew her deeply saddened.  But, what about those of us who only knew her star image and her music?  What’s missing for us?  What’s newly lost?

Has a mile-marker of our lives been knocked down somehow?  Is a certain time period that was already finished somehow over yet again?

Whitney Houston the woman is gone, but her voice, which is being referred to by so many today as “The Voice,” remains.  And, no doubt, as time goes by, there will be countless Casablanca-like requests to “play it again.”

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