Tomorrow is New Year’s Eve. It’s a good time to look back and see what has worked and what hasn’t. I read a post from Michael Hyatt this morning that offered a good suggestion. Pull up the year’s stats and see what you top, most-viewed posts were. This kind of thing can be very helpful in determining the direction of posts for the next year.
He was right. It was rather intriguing. My stats are nowhere near as large as his (he ranges from 60,000 to 200,00 per post), but they still tell me something. Here are my top 15.
- Is Chinese a Language of the Tower of Babel? (306)
- Photoshop Tutorial: Adding Grass to an Image (192)
- Here’s a Good iGoogle Alternative (179)
- Acappella Memories: Kathisophobia or I’ll Stand, Thank You (173)
- Acappella Memories: The Seat of Questioning (170)
- Acappella Memories: Entertaining Angels Unaware (149)
- Acafest 2012 Review (143)
- Acappella Memories: Alvin! (142)
- Lose 10 Pounds Without Really Trying (142)
- Acappella Memories: Duane Adams at Acafest 2012 Pt. 2 (132)
- Acappella Memories: Grounded in Texas (130)
- Arranging (129) – this one is actually a page, not a post, for those of you who know the difference.
- The Power of Introverts (129)
- Acappella Memories: The Original Well on my Way (109)
- Acappella Memories: Duane Adams at Acafest 2012 Pt. 1 (107)
I removed the “About Gary” page, which actually fell at #2 on the list.
So what does this tell me? First, it seems there’s a great interest in the mysteries of history as they pertain to the Bible. Who would’ve thought that the Chinese/Babel connection would’ve come in first? I will need to explore more topics along this line.
Next, 2 of the top 3 posts were about productivity. Looking at the top 50, I could see that it placed very strongly as a topic. I should do more productivity.
But obviously, the thing that easily stands out the most is the number of top 15 posts that were Acappella-related. 9 of the top 15 were about my time with Acappella. I guess I need to brush off the cobwebs and revive more memories.
If you have a blog, have you checked your top posts for the year? It’s rather revealing.