A blogger’s first anniversary
I just want to say thank you to everyone who’s read the blog at some point over the last year. What began as an assignment from Professor Don Dunnington as part of my Online Public Relations course at Rowan University morphed into an outlet for the part of me that misses being a professional writer/journalist. I hope at some point, amid all the snarky commentary, you found the blog to be funny or educating or at least interesting.
I appreciate all the comments and feedback that have come through via Facebook, Twitter and the blog itself (none through Google+, not a shock since I don’t think anyone but the technocrati know how to use that social media enigma yet).
If you’re interested, here are some of the stats from the prior year.
Total posts: 74
Total views: 5,148
Total words: 55,574 (by comparison, my Master’s thesis is only 9,088)
Average blog word count: 751
Most read article: The new talk show kings: Ferguson, Carolla and Pollak?, 564 views (the home page is the most viewed at 1,683)
Least read article: Where’s the NBA?, 7 views (No one missed it then, no one misses it now)
Biggest referrers and sharing services: Not surprisingly, Facebook (thanks friends) and Twitter
Most commented on post: Can San Francisco Kill Childhood Obesity?
Most clicked link: My Master’s Degree thesis online survey regarding the Tea Party
Top non-U.S. readers locales: Canada, Great Britain, Australia, Philippines, Germany
Top U.S. states readers locales: New Jersey, California, Pennsylvania, New York, Washington
Have a favorite article of mine? Have a suggestion for the direction of this blog as it enters year 2? Any general feedback about what you liked and didn’t like about the blog? Let me know in the comments section below.
Once again, thanks for reading!
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