Getting the yearly statistics from WordPress is one of those little pleasures. How did the blog do? Did more people read it? What did they like? Who commented the most? Where did they come from?
Fun stuff. Trivial. But fun. This year my most read post (not counting how people come to the blog on the home page) was this one.
Replacing River Hill. With Turf Valley Towne Square. Why so popular? Simple. HOWCHOW linked to it.
Last year, most people clicked here from hocoblogs and from howchow.
Except for the hundreds of people who came for number two in my list. The Tractor Supply Baby Chick people.
Oh, and next on the list. The hexbeam builders.
Followed by a few of the amateur radio W3AO Field Day posts.
And, my reaction to losing Dennis Lane, our fellow blogger we lost tragically this past year.
It was interesting to see that my locavore posts weren’t the highest read. But, my pages on resources and farms got a fair amount of traffic.
As for comments, I have two very prolific commenters noted. Lora and Marcia. Marcia, Lora beat you out this year by just a few comments. I greatly enjoy what you add to the discussion.
A blog can be so many things to those who write it, and to those who read it. I still enjoy writing about my life in retirement. So, Happy New Year all! See you tomorrow.
With or without baby chicks.