Hiya! I wanted to share the result of something that came to mind recently. I thought it would be interesting to see what the trends for NSM updates have been throughout the years. Apologies if this has been done before or if there's already a neater way of doing this, but I basically set up an Excel data table for preparing some statistics for NSM uploaded submissions.

I hope viewing these will be a motivational experience for you.

Here's the original Excel file with all the data and Pivot Charts all set up if you'd like to get more out of the info:

**[Link]**(Let me know if I made the whole thing too difficult to decipher, I'll do my best to improve it!)=============

The charts below show the

**total** submissions uploaded to the site

**per month**, categorised into

new sheets (blue) and

replacements (red). I've also included two key dates, labelled by

**green vertical lines**, which help understand the data a bit better.

This second chart removes all special projects or featured arranger updates, showing only the

**normal, regular updates**.

Chart for Regular Updates Only

Finally, this third chart shows the total arrangements for each month. There's an obvious seasonal trend to be seen!

All-in-all, I'd say the figures show that we can expect a positive trend in years to come. And if we include the factor that the quality of uploaded sheets is only improving, then we surely have nothing to worry about.

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If you have any other ideas for NSM Stats, feel free to share them. I like working with statistics and Excel worksheets, and am happy to work on any other

~~crazy~~ ideas. ^^