The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 45,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 10 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.


4 thoughts on “2012 in review for “A View From The Middle (Class)”

  1. Hi John, I am posting a link for you to take a look at. I am curious as to your thoughts on this persons blog post. I follow her blog and for the most part she has a very nice blog. Perhaps you may follow it. It’s called ‘All things Boys’ and she writes about her sons and life with them and she also does some photography. Occasionally however, she delves into the political spectrum. I think she is most likely Republican and maybe even a Tea partier. Thats is her prerogative of course and I can respect it. However today she wrote a little diddy about the founding fathers, basically jumped on the Romney band wagon of people wanting and not willing to work for things and their rights blah blah blah and her overall problem with government and that we need smaller government staying out of our lives etc etc. I responded with a little bit of what I saw as the real problem in society and that being one of “inequality”. Her response to me was basically that as a non American and a Canadian I have no right to comment on the US Constitution or what the founding fathers of the US believed or stood for. So although I did not shy away from a further response (which I do not know whether she will even allow to be posted as Arnel moderates all her comments), I thought and wondered what your take would be on her post. Maybe you agree, maybe you dont… I just was curious. As an American you would be allowed to comment…lol
    you will find it here ;

    In all good fun of course she is a very pleasant lady.

    1. Well, I would disagree with her on your right to comment on the Constitution or what the founding fathers believed in simply because you’re Canadian. Some of the best, most objective, well-researched observations I’ve seen on those topics have come from people outside U.S. borders. I just might share that with her myself. Thanks for thinking of me on this!

    2. Okay, I just replied as follows on her blog …

      “You are a Canadian, not an American.” — Which makes him uneducated on these matters? Which doesn’t give him the right to state his opinion? I think he gives very valid statements, and it doesn’t matter what side of the border he lives in. I’m in political discussion groups online with people from the U.S. and beyond, including Canada. One of them includes an international studies expert at a London university. After reading observations from a variety of areas, I can honestly say as an American myself that some of the best, most objective, well-researched opinions on what’s involved in the Constitution and what the founding fathers intended come from people outside our borders, especially in areas like separation of church and state. The key word I used here is “objective.” Speaking as an American, that’s where we’re falling way short these days, and a lot of that is being lost through our media. When we have such polarity in thinking and propaganda coming from our media (Fox News vs. MSNBC as a prime example) and so little in the way of objectivity, we lose. And we’re losing more all the time. Sayvan is essentially saying here that nations like Canada are following the lead of the U.S. in some cases, and it’s not always a pretty picture. Like it or not, Americans need to be conscious of the “view” from outside our borders. Think of it like a person who’s blinded by love, when the person they’re falling for might not always be a gem. Sometimes we’re better off listening to someone from the outside looking in for a bit more objectivity.

      1. I saw that…. I cant handle her thoughts today they are exhausting me…. makes me feel like I am watching Fox News really….lol… however, I may have to respond later when I feel more up to it as in her last response she commented on health care and well I come from a nation that in fact belives and has a universal health care system. Our biggest fight is trying to protect it becasue big business wants to get their hands on it. Anyway…as always I enjoy your thoughts!

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