This blog provides a summary of the activities of Cortical Chauvinism during this past year. We finished 2017 with 1,857 followers (including 394 bloggers from WordPress) and a website traffic that totaled 437,996 views since inception. We had 126,665 views for 2017 alone, which made for an average of 347 views per day. Our highest total number of views came in October. Most views were referred from search engines (49%), primarily Google, with Facebook a distant second (9%). The number of blogs written has been fairly constant, with some 100 published per year for the first 4 years and 10 months of our existence (530 in total). The most often searched terms for last year were: fever, late onset autism, adult onset autism. Considering all search terms since we started the blog, the most common search terms were a combination of autism and other words such as brainstem, amygdala, clumsy, and connective tissue.
We had 47,833 views from the United States this year as compared with 14,154 views from Spain (the second country with most views). Overall, we had a marked diminution in views from Hispanic countries, most probably due to the fact that I have not translated many of our blogs into Spanish.
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