Here’s a shout-out to my silent readers! Hello silent readers! When I was home for Christmas, a bunch of you told me you enjoy reading my blog; I’m so glad to hear it. 🙂 Thanks for continuing to stop by.
The next thing we’re going to work on is commenting. It’s really not as scary as it seems. I genuinely appreciate feedback on my posts; it helps me figure out what you enjoy reading so I can write more of that and less of what you’re not so interested in.
Right now, one of the main ways I figure that out is through my analytics, which I thought I’d share with you today.
What Was Popular in 2013?
Posts and Pages About Armenia That You Liked Last Year
Peace Corps Armenia – Contains a map, local time and temperature in Armenia, and links to other Armenia-related posts and pages.
Packing List – Has a comprehensive record of everything I brought with me to Armenia, with a couple useful suggestions for future Peace Corps volunteers, specifically for those going to Armenia or surrounding countries like Georgia, Azerbaijan, or Ukraine.
Care Package – The best way to pack a care package, utilizing all the space in the box, so your Peace Corps volunteer (or other overseas friend) feels loved to the fullest extent possible (materially speaking).
How Long is Two Years? – A perspective post about the relative length of a span of two years. Written (appropriately) two years ago.
Peace Corps Armenia FAQs – A pre-Peace Corps list of frequently asked questions. Some questions are specifically Ev- or Armenia- related, and others are general Peace Corps-related.
Popular Posts Written in 2013
In order of most- to less- viewed, here are the top 6 entries I wrote in 2013. If you haven’t read them already, you should. Most everyone else seemed to enjoy them. 🙂
- How to Cope When Your 6th Sibling Gets Married Before You–3 Easy Steps
- 10 Things I Love About Armenia
- My 3 Worst Experiences in Armenia, Part 1 of 3
- Dreams of an Aspirational Woman
- First Impressions Upon Returning to America
- Universal Throughout the Peace Corps World–Echoes of “Open Letter”
All-Time Popular Posts
These two blog posts always appear at the top of the analytics list, and are commonly found through searches for “potato chip rock” and “compass rose stencil.” I’m not 100% sure that visitors always get what they were looking for, but these posts get high traffic. Those of you who are new to my blog may never have seen these posts.
Least Popular in 2013
The sad barely-read post that no one cared about last year.
NaNoWriMo Update – (I get it. No one but me really cares about my novel-writing progress. They would prefer to see the finished product.)
What do you think? Were my analytics accurate for what you’ve read and enjoyed on my blog this past year? What was your favorite post? What would you like to see more of in 2014?
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