I love numbers and stats!!
I was thrilled this morning when I stumbled upon the Year in Review email from my friends at WordPress.com this morning. An end of the year gift to all aspiring writers and bloggers in the WordPress community. (Their generosity just never ends!) Then, as I grabbed a cup a coffee and took a closer look, I realized it was really a learning and marketing tool. So, what did I think about that? ok!, I like it! In the end, I still LOVE numbers and stats..
We were asked if we wanted to publicize it to our sites. Did I? Of course I did. I wanted to write a brief end of the year review this morning anyway. I was sitting down to do just that when I discovered that WordPress had done the task for me. Hurray! And, they did an amazing job.
It was interesting to see what I had accomplished throughout the year with my writing. It was interesting to see what I had written about and which direction my creative juices had flowed.
In the end, my numbers had grown, my views had increased and I had gotten to know my readers a bit more personally through their kind comments and feedback.
It would be easy to let all of this “fame” go to my head. But, in the end, Im still the same person as I was when I started this wonderful journey a few years ago. I still wake up and have chores to do each day. I cook (sometimes) and clean (less than I did before) and yes, take the garbage out (when I absolutely have to).
I started my blog because I wanted to write. I have loved every step of my WordPress journey so far. I plan to continue, well, forever! OK, that is probably a bit enthusiastic, but I will continue until my readers scream..”Enough!!…”
So, to each and every single one of you, I thank you and appreciate you and look forward to more of your comments and getting to know you even better in the coming year. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for hanging around with me and reading my words. I wish you all a Happy and Healthy New Year! May 2015 be the beginning of your best year yet!
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 23,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 9 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.