Above, looking south on U.S.-1/S. Federal Highway, in front of Hallandale Beach City Hall. At the bottom of the FDOT sign you'll notice the grafitti that I mentioned two years ago at a HB City Commission meeting, where I noted with disgust how most of U.S.-1, one of the three main roads in and out of the city, had grafitti on nearly every sign and pole -and had for years- due to the city and FDOT doing such a piss-poor job of keeping it under control, thus creating a bad first-impression for visitors. Typically, then-City Mgr. Mark A. Antonio's response to my recitation with specificity was that he'd never noticed any of that before. This from the same person who had worked in that same building since it'd opened over ten years years prior. I then retorted that one didn't need to go far to see it, only walk out the door of the commission chambers we were all in and walk to the sidewalk in front of City Hall. There was no missing it, since it's all been there for years, along with the gang tags on other signs and light poles. As of today, it's all STILL there, as responsible parties continue ignoring the problem, the perfect metaphor for the city's myopia, something I said to conclude my remarks that night. April 17, 2012 photo by South Beach Hoosier. © 2012 Hallandale Beach Blog, All Rights Reserved.
2012 was another record-setting year for both The Drudge Report and yours truly here at the Hallandale Beach Blog! December 2012 was the third record-breaking month in a row for Hallandale Beach Blog's monthly average with a monthly total of 62,898 individual pageviews, or an average of 2,029 views per dayMatt Drudge's 17-year old news and information website, the invaluable 24/7 tool in a sea of increasingly incurious, biased and not-so-bright American news media, set a new record in 2012, besting his 2011 total by over a BILLION pageviews.
Or to be specific, 1,007,231,416.
Meanwhile, farther north in South Florida from the Drudge HQ, but much closer to home for your purposes, 2012 was another record-breaking year at the Hallandale Beach Blog, with a total of 343,830 pageviews.
December 2012 was another record-breaker, not only setting a record for THE busiest month EVER in the now six years of the blog, with a monthly total of 62,898 individual pageviews, or a daily average of 2,029 views, but with a new daily record set the Sunday before last, two days before Christmas, December 23, 2012 with a total of 5,324.
It was the third record-breaking month in a row!
Yes, thanks to readers from South Florida and around the world who let their fingers do the walking, December 2012 was, indeed, awesome!
Just to give you an idea of how things have looked this year -and the last two weeks- here's some numbers to crunch and wrap your head around:
January 2012 Pageviews: 26,636
February 2012 Pageviews: 22,584
March 2012 Pageviews: 19,167
April 2012 Pageviews: 20,626
May 2012 Pageviews: 23,979
June 2012 Pageviews: 21,971
July 2012 Pageviews: 23,036
August 2012 Pageviews: 22,312
September 2012 Pageviews: 23,290
October 2012 Pageviews: 35,433
November 2012 Pageviews: 41,898
December 2012 Pageviews: 62,898
Individual daily pageviews at HBB for the second half of the month:
Dec 14, 2012 Pageviews: 1,226,
Dec 15, 2012 Pageviews: 4,455,
Dec 16, 2012 Pageviews: 4,651,
Dec 17, 2012 Pageviews: 1,834,
Dec 18, 2012 Pageviews: 2,906,
Dec 19, 2012 Pageviews: 4,156,
Dec 20, 2012 Pageviews: 2,289
Dec 21, 2012 Pageviews: 2,476
Dec 22, 2012 Pageviews: 4,519
Dec 23, 2012 Pageviews: 5,324
Dec 24, 2012 Pageviews: 2,229
Dec 25, 2012 Pageviews: 1,464
Dec 26, 2012 Pageviews: 1,230
Dec 27, 2012 Pageviews: 1,054
Dec 28, 2012 Pageviews: 1,155
Dec 29, 2012 Pageviews: 1,059
Dec 30, 2012 Pageviews: 1,214
Dec 31, 2012 Pageviews: 970