The WordPress.com stats helper prepared a 2014 annual report for Top of JC’s Mind. Instead of a Sydney Opera House or Louvre comparison like larger blogs, I am a subway train level blog. 😉 I saw the reports for some of the larger blogs I follow first and fleetingly considered keeping my summary report private, but decided that I should share because I am proud of the progress I made as a blogger this year and proud that I managed to stay active through my first full calendar year here at WordPress, despite the topsy-turvy path life has taken.
I’m sending out a big thank you to Linda G. Hill at Life in Progress! Many of my views this year were due to participating in her One-Liner Wednesdays and Stream of Consciousness Saturdays. Everyone is invited to join in the fun! Just check her blog for links on Wednesdays and Fridays, when the prompt for SoCS is published. I found new blogs to follow by participating and gained new followers for Top of JC’s Mind through it, too.
Here’s an excerpt:
A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,600 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.
3 thoughts on “My 2014 blog-year in review”
Keeping a blog going for a full year – finding the motivation for it – is a feat in itself. To be honest, if it wasn’t for my prompts I might have given up a few times myself. 😛
Thank you so much for your kind words, Joanne, and you’re very welcome. It’s encouraging to hear that I’ve brought a fellow blogger some followers and views. 😀
Congratulations on your 4 subway tripsful of people!
Thanks again, Linda! I know your life is full of other things, including your literary works in progress, so I’m thrilled that you are committed to your blog, too. It really does help so many of us to keep going.
It’s funny about the subway train metaphor. I have never lived in a large city, so my sense of how many people a subway train holds is sketchy at best. It’s a good thing they give numbers, too! I also know that my readership is a bit higher than the clicks to my blog because some people subscribe to full posts via email and seldom, if ever, visit the actual blog. I’m sure that is just noise for large blogs, but it’s a bit more obvious for me.
It’s a bit frustrating, I know. Especially when you know WP’s numbers aren’t always accurate. I had only just a little more traffic on my fiction site last year than you had on your blog so I know what you mean.