I spent a lot of time in 2020 … walking.
Almost every day it wasn’t raining or snowing or freezing cold, Suzi and I walked.
And I wrote.
Someone even invited me to write on their site.
MY TOP FIVE POSTS OF THE YEAR
Based on WordPress statistics (as of Dec. 26), these posts got the most views in 2020.
1. Getting out of the ‘vacation monastery’ — As part of a collaboration with my pal Renata of Buffalo Sauce Everywhere, I tried to find some aspect from travel that I can apply to normal life. I came up with an idea, but didn’t execute it very well.
2. The greatest story I’ve ever told — Shockingly, people liked the story of how I met my wife Suzi, even two years after I wrote it.
3. Thirty questions — I took part in an exercise where people fired questions at you from a list of 30. Here are my answers to all of them.
5. The week gone by — Nov. 1 — A snowstorm that wasn’t much more than annoying, plus highlights of the previous seven days.
WHERE THE READERS CAME FROM
The top five countries for the blog, in terms of views:
1. United States
2. United Kingdom
On the other end, I had one blog view from each of the following countries: Serbia, Ecuador, Taiwan, Zimbabwe, Armenia, Turkey, Cote d’Ivioire, Jersey, Austria, Peru, Sri Lanka, Norway, Barbados, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Mongolia, Hungary, Ghana and Saudi Arabia.
I’ll always wonder what post got that one person’s attention, and why they never came back.
SOME OF MY FAVORITE BLOGGERS
If this were a normal Sunday, right now you’d be reading a brief post by me, and then a recap of what I enjoyed reading most and my favorite tweets of the past seven days.
From what I can tell, people tend to like them.
While I try to have some variety, there are certain people who show up regularly. There’s a reason for that … they’re good, and I love reading their stuff.
And for all their great writing, there’s even more where that came from. The stuff I include in the recaps is basically my own weekly jealousy list.
SPEAKING OF THE RECAPS …
There’s something I’ve been curious about, so now I’m going to see if I can get an answer.
When the recap posts every Sunday, do you …
A. Read my post and my links?
B. Look for yourself and/or what I tagged of yours?
C. Read the links I post from other bloggers?
D. Read all of it?
Share your answer in the comments, along with any blogs or Twitter accounts you’ve followed from reading my Sunday posts.
Whether my own stuff or other folks’, I’m hoping to share more good stuff in 2021.