Last January 17, with help from my daughter Kate and the good folks at PlumbMedia, I launched the website that houses this blog.
So today, on the exact anniversary of that date, I am pleased to share the summary of the year as WordPress described it for me.
According to blogging guru Derek Halpern there are 164 million blogs currently around the world on the Internet. He thinks most of these blogs get fewer than 1000 visitors per month. This one averages over 4,000/month. Not that I check those stats obsessively. 🙂
For those bloggers reading this post in 2015 and thereafter. You might be interested in this free guide on how to start a blog.
So it was exciting to get a report that flattered my little blogging ego by comparing my blog to 12 film festivals the size of Cannes! We know better than that, of course, but why not celebrate anyway?! People from 147 countries have stopped by in the last year. I still find the Internet amazing for this reason.
It’s fun to see the top blog posts and the top commenters in the report. Thanks, Richard Gilbert, Tina Barbour, Kathy Pooler, Sonia Marsh, and Linda Gartz. All of these people are excellent writers and bloggers. Please help me thank them by clicking on their names and visiting their fascinating blogs.
One of the surprises of this year is that, in addition to the lists of top memoirs people have always loved in the past, my two-year-old post about our blessings at our daughter’s wedding was the most popular single post. Apparently lots of parents want to bless their children. I’m so glad if our words have helped others find their own.
And thank you, one and all. You are my best teachers.
What do You want from this blog? I really want to know. Which kinds of posts do you like best? Any that irritate you? Or that you could do without?