2013 in review

1 Jan 2014

IMG_1634In the great tradition leading up to New Year we look back at what has gone before and think about the times ahead. Last year I published the WordPress stats of my blog and I decided to repeat the process this year. I must admit that I am pleased that my blog continues to grow in popularity evidenced by the number of views. I do often wonder what people think of my posts – one of the most popular is a post I initially wrote in April 2012 it has had over 2000 views and no comments – I assume this is because it does not contain what people expect? In other words I wonder if people expect me to suggest that a quick fix pill taken to help your body digest food is effective – unfortunately life is often not that easy and for functional bowel symptoms, it is not as simple as popping a pancreatic digestive enzyme pill. If this was the case we would have cured IBS some time ago and doctors would prescribe these as treatment on a regular basis – they don’t. I do wonder if people are disappointed with this advice and choose not to comment, although if this was the case one would think that a few negative comments would be in order :-) . Which would be a little better than the lack of interest it has generated – blogging tumbleweed! Perhaps I do need to get involved and comment more on other people’s sites, is this the answer, I wonder?

The three most popular posts are:




If you want to see what others are interested in please check the link below!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 13,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.



I am a state registered dietitian and advisor to The IBS Network, the UK charity for people with irritable bowel syndrome. My specialty is dietary treatment of gut disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, crohns disease, ulcerative colitis, coeliac disease, lactose & fructose malabsorption and complex food intolerances. I also have experience in dietetic treatment of people who have bariatric surgery and weight management.

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