First of all, a very Happy New Year to each and every one of our visitors and supporters. Thank you for all your support and feedback on the website and the foundation’s activities!

In it’s first year (march 2011 – december 2011) LeatherHistory.EU was visited 13.984 times with an average of 50 visitors a day. But these stats don’t tell you the whole story as from October onwards, the site draws over 2500 visitors a month. This is quite an achievement viewing the site’s still limited content at the moment.

Seven out of the 10 most used search strings during 2011 relate to a Mr Leather contest or titleholder. Apart from looking for ‘underground porn’, visitors also arrived here looking for information about the Argos in Amsterdam and the Hoist in London. Of course we hope many will return to check new information and material over the next few years.

Most visitors came from Germany, The Netherlands and the US. Top referrers were, and

Plans for 2012 are currently being drafted out. LeatherHistory.EU will be present at the ECMC AGM in Hamburg in October, continue to release more material related to Europe’s leather & fetish history and we’re working on a brand new leather history related event which will take place later this year.

Once again, thank you for all your support in 2011 and keep following the further development and growth of LeatherHistory.EU in 2012 through the website.  Or follow us via RSS, Facebook and Twitter!

Pieter Claeys

P.S.: Here’s a little clip (dutch spoken) recently made by CampusTV about LeatherHistory.EU.

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