Contemplation and meditation...
These are the basis of any story on KKSBlog and therefore good ingredients to start the year anew. But before we dive headfirst into 2019, we present a spiritual overview for this year’s stories as published. May it deepen your meditation and offer a clear path to Krishna’s teachings.
Insights for 2018
In 2017, we wondered if we might be starting a trend of publishing fewer stories, and it looks like this prediction came to fruition. From 229 we went down to 155 stories this year. And the view count dipped under 100.000 for the first time in years. But it is not all doom and gloom. Visitor interaction, meaning the number of viewed stories per visitor, stayed almost the same with 2.77 vs 2.8 in 2017. So we got less stories, less visitors, but reading time stayed the same! In 2017 we wanted to “boil down the milk” and it seems we achieved that goal…
Where are you?
Like previous years India and the USA visit this site most frequently with the UK, South Africa, Australia, Germany and Czech Republic following suit. Fast growers are the United Arab Emirates and Mexico!
Favorite stories 2018
What stories did you read and really appreciate? Here is a list of the 10 most read/viewed articles for 2018.
- Braja Parikrama 2018
- Quotes from Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura
- Recordings – Australia, December 2017
- When something happens to us, is it karma or Krsna?
- South Africa Travels & Media – April 2018
- The Demons Represent Anarthas
- He’s the one!
- Q&A with KKS: When is the perfect time to take initiation?
- Vyasa-puja Festival 2018 – Media
Our top list of favorite stories
Instead of a top 10 all time favorite stories we thought to break tradition and spice things up by sharing the top stories all time by our KKSBlog team. These could be stories that deserve more attention, or were just stories that really made an impact on us! We hope you like our favorite articles in no particular order!
- Meditation – The tightrope
- Adventures in Iran
- Cloud of Illusion
- Live and Let Live
- Conquer the heart
- Toughen Up
- Defining Love
- Searching for Fulfilment
- Planting Pearls
Financial overview 2018
|Hosting, security & Software (H)||€418.90|
|Shipping costs (S)||€111.31|
|Banking fees (B)||€29.92|
|Fees PayPal, Bandcamp, etc||€119.98|
|Streaming platform costs (C)||€282.52|
|Hardware investments (I)||€1,326.28|
|Product costs (P)||€24.90|
Income & Summary
Will 2019 be a year of changes? For sure as things in the material nature are destined to change due to time. Stories will be told and memories will be made. We hope that these stories will deepen your meditation so you can remember Krishna always!
At the end of 2017 we made plans to publish old recordings and increase our presence on streaming platforms like iTunes and Spotify. And we succeeded as 10 audio albums are now available on almost all streaming services! On top of that we (re)published almost all e-books in ePub and Kindle formats.
So go ahead and dive deep into these jewels of nectar!