The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
Madison Square Garden can seat 20,000 people for a concert. This blog was viewed about 62,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Madison Square Garden, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
It’s been one heck of a year for me, that’s for sure. Not only did I read and review 260 books, I’ve made so many new friends and discovered so many great new authors I never would have found otherwise. When I first started my blog, my personal life was chaotic but the daily posting regime has helped me with time management and increased my sense of responsibility. It’s also made me realize that I absolutely love blogging and will likely be here this time next year. After all, I have to finish my own reading challenge, don’t I?
Since this is a recap of the entire year, I’m not only going to do my best and worst posts in terms of traffic, but also the most commented, most liked and the ones I think are my best work. Well, here we go:
The 5 Best Posts (Traffic)
1. The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton (2, 615 hits)
2. The Hunger Games and Ancient Rome (2, 467 hits)
3. Matilda by Roald Dahl (2, 025 hits)
4. The Giver by Lois Lowry (1, 701 hits)
5. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes (1, 414 hits)
Now, for me this is not all that surprising. I’ve consistently had search engine traffic for each post and most posts are older posts, which gave an advantage over the other posts that are just now gaining speed.