This morning I received an e-mail from Worpdress that summarized my year in blogging. Spending most of the year in OH / WV I didn’t blog all that much. Only 82 new posts. The quietest year ever here on the Chronicles.
Even with limited posting folks were still reading the site. Weird but true. There’s a ton of content going all the way back to 2008, and people find the site for many reasons.
The most read posts this year were:
- 1 The formula wedding email March 2012
- 2 Living in an Airstream Full Time August 2011
- 3 Ghost Towns of Arizona: Status update January 2009
- 4 National Geographic, The BLM, & The Vermillion Cliffs April 2012
- 5 The Canon IPF8300, ColorMunki, and prints that match my originals August 2010
Even though I was away, you can see that the old stuff had folks popping by for a read. I think the most surprising and disappointing post is “The formula wedding e-mail.” That post got so much attention because photographers across the country have been targeted for a scam, and many find their way to this blog and steer clear of the scam. So, glad I posted about it, and sad to see over a year later the scam is still going on.
Overall the report was pretty interesting. Readers from 104 countries in total. The biggest pool being from the US, Canada, & the UK. And since I’ve actually started blogging again the daily stats are increasing to levels not seen since 08 & 09.
Beyond the blog, what about 2013? It was a decent year.
- Recovered from the business failure
- Created a rocking mobile database for a large company
- Made a few new friends along the way
- Got to see family in New England for the first time in many years. Hopefully I’ll see more of them in 14′
- Returned to the desert states that I like so much
What’s in store for 2014
That’s a really good question. I think we’ll take a wait and see approach on that one. I have several ideas in the works, I’m putting the finishing touches on an installer for a new database for RV parks, and I’m talking with a potential client about a very large commercial project.
All irons in the fire. So we’ve got some ideas in mind for 2014. But yeah, wait and see.
Hoping for a Happy New Year for all of you
For everyone that pops by and reads my ramblings, hope you’ve enjoyed what you found here. And I sincerely hope that you have a really good New Year.