I don’t know if this is of interest to anyone but me, but I like to look back through my posts at the end of the year and pick a couple or more from each month aside from the regular Friday’s Fave Fives, Nightstand posts, and book reviews. So here are some of my favorite posts of 2012: some are fun, most are thoughtful. After that I’ll share what my blogs stats say are my top posts of the year.
“To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light” about proposed infanticide.
Am I doing any good? in visiting my mother-in-law when she is too sleepy or forgetful to know I am there. (Answer: yes.)
A Perfect Christmas (repost)
It looks like I did a lot more thinking some months than others — or at least had more time to record my “stray thoughts” then.
According to my blog stats, my top 20, most read posts are:
The first year or two I blogged, I posted a lot of seasonal and holiday things (poems, devotional reading, etc.) that I had accumulated over the years from doing a monthly newsletter. Those always get the most “hits” November-December, I guess from people looking for the same thing. But I am pleased to find some of my original posts there as well and hope people are finding them useful. It’s about 40 posts in before we get into any of my posts from this year. Hmm…I wonder if that means the quality of my writing is declining. Or maybe it just means those posts have been “out there” a bit longer and show up on searches more easily. I don’t know.
A day or two after I worked on this post, I received a year-end summary for my blog from WordPress. This is only the second year they’ve done this kind of thing, but it is interesting to me. Here is their prepared excerpt::
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
About 55,000 tourists visit Liechtenstein every year. This blog was viewed about 180,000 times in 2012. If it were Liechtenstein, it would take about 3 years for that many people to see it. Your blog had more visits than a small country in Europe!
I don’t know why they’re going with “helper monkeys”….
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