My various web statistics tools show that this site regularly receives a couple hundred visits per day. (Amazing!) In addition to regular readers, web traffic predominately comes from Google searches and Pinterest. It is interesting to see which blog posts resonate the most with my readers. And, I have to confess that what I think is very interesting doesn’t necessarily correspond to what the majority of my blog readers find interesting. Case in point, below is a list of the most popular posts in 2013.
The most popular one was the October 6 post that answered personal questions posed by Irene, a blogging friend. The ranking was determined by a huge landslide - almost double the visits for the number two post. Really, folks? Really? I am flattered, bemused, and puzzled, all at the same time. I don’t understand how a mini-biography was worthy of an internet buzz. So I will assume that the little hummingbird photo stole the show in this case.
The second most popular post was about my stitched fabric hearts and new hallway table. Traffic from Pinterest largely drove the statistics for this January 26 entry, receiving favor from both decorating and crafting audiences.
The third-ranking post was the October 14 write-up that showed the completion of the house construction across the street. Clearly, many folks are interested in seeing new houses!
The fourth most popular was a February 8 post that featured our dining room. The table and chairs set was replaced the following month. Pinterest decorating fans predominately pushed the web traffic for this one.
And the fifth-ranking post was my July 14 report of the Alaskan brown bear cams at Brooks Falls in Alaska. I know that the provided web links were a great source of amusement for many of my blogging friends. Live cam footage of these magical creatures is not available right now, but there are plenty of other videos and live feeds available at explore.org to keep you entertained for hours and hours.
So there you have it, my five most popular blog posts of 2013!