I've posted a couple clippings from Google Analytics below, and all in all I'm rather pleased about my gains. It's not quite the doubling of traffic which was my goal this year, but it's still not bad.
On a related note, this blog is 3 years old and has been growing more or less continuously for all that time. The first year saw a meteoric growth, and in the second year traffic peaked at a 40% increase in December.
* In case you're wondering why I didn't compare the entire year: There was a month long period in 2012 when GA wasn't collecting data. I wasn't checking traffic either, so it took me a while to catch the lapse.
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