2013 in review

Turning In the Light
Turning In the Light ©2013 Trici Venola

THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT! It’s lovely to see you, all 25,000 reads, Stateside and in Turkey and in the UK, and astonishing that we are still being read in all through the Balkans, Scandinavia, Asia, Europe. I love that there are so many readers in Greece and that one has become such a good friend, thank you! Greetings and thanks to our readers in Egypt, Libya, Algeria, and welcome Morocco! I wonder if the single read in several African countries was a tourist, and happy I’ve gotten to visit Africa at last. I don’t know how I picked up 151 reads in Brazil, but if the Mad Brazilian Hatter has anything to do with it, thank you Du! We had 27 reads in Peru, a place I’ve only seen from repeated viewings of Motorcycle Diaries, God love you all. It thrills me that our very first reader, Anne Weiner, is still reading and commenting, thank you Anne! Yes, I get a real glow on, knowing that all across the great Russian plain, across those Arabian sands, down in the steam and swelter of the Amazon, people are reading this blog. Thank you, and thanks to all the people about whom it is written and drawn. We are none of us much without the others.

Soup to Nuts at GeziPark
Soup to Nuts at Gezi Park ©2013 Trici Venola

HAPPY NEW YEAR! If you’d like to see more, the WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog, and I must say they’ve done a good job. 2012 emailteaser - 2013 in review Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 25,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 9 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.


  1. Shellie Corman

    Happy new Year trici!!
    Do you have anymore book signings scheduled in Istanbul?

    1. tricivenola

      Not at the moment, but I’ll meet you for coffee and sign a book for you, Shellie. Happy 2014!

  2. Anne Weiner

    Dear Trici, thank you for the kind mention. I had no idea that I was the first! But, certainly I am now not the only one! You’ve done a spectacular job here. I love your posts and voraciously read each one. I wish you much success on the publication of your second book.

  3. Maile Rietow

    Hui Trici

    You forgot Maui, Hawaii.
    Love hearing from you and savor the day I get back over there.

    Love to you and Happy New Year

    1. tricivenola

      Maile! I could never forget either of you. Look forward to seeing you.

  4. Francoise Lazard

    Dear Trici, Happy New year from Los Angeles. Keep going with your levely posts in 2014. I will be in Istanbul early March for Discop. Wish to see you there and by your book.

    1. tricivenola

      Ah, Fran├žoise! I have a book with your name on it~

  5. Yvonne

    Happy New Year from the place of the Sydney Opera House! I’m in the process of trying to book a walking tour – we will be in Turkey for the month of May, our first visit, and so very excited! Your blog is a great introduction.

  6. Afolabi oluwasegun

    This is your fan from Nigeria. It was nice meeting you. I enjoy the book. Look forward to more of your wonderful works. Thank you.

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