Doing Better Than Last Year


Last year was a good year for the blog. I doubled the number of views from the previous year.  This had been a nice trend for the first four years of the blog.  Sadly, unless this blog suddenly becomes major reading material for a university course or gains cult following in a country the size of Malta, this trend will not continue this year.

There are many good reasons for last year’s success. The main one, I believe, is that I traveled abroad twice to Asia on cycling trips with Exodus Travels.  My writing about the preparations for the trips and the trips themselves in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand proved very popular and garnered a large number of views.  To this day, people still come across these posts and photos weekly.  Those trips were great for me and hopefully serve as inspiration for others.  Hopefully, next year will see me take at least another trip and have a chance to write about that.

In addition to that, I wrote a couple of good non-travel posts. Maybe more importantly, I chose some good tags that have managed to snag a few more views.

While this year won’t double the number of page views, I know that I will surpass last year’s number. Why am I so confident?  Well, because it has already happened.   Earlier today, I equalled and passed last year’s totals.

I feel pretty good about this and officially nominate it as Today’s Perfect Moment.

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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9 Responses to Doing Better Than Last Year

  1. Daniel says:

    definitely a great moment! You can count my views towards trying to beat that number next year

  2. bgddyjim says:

    Congratulations, brother.

  3. Hunida says:

    Congratulations, Anthony! That’s amazing. I haven’t paid much attention to any of the stats before!

    • Anthony says:

      I have a feeling that your stats are awesome. That you don’t pay attention to them is even better.

      • Hunida says:

        All I really care about is interaction!! I am so sad when I don’t get comments on my posts lol but I don’t understand the whole stats, blog traffic stuff? I don’t care much if they aren’t talking to me anyways, y’know?!

  4. Bryan Fagan says:

    As long as it’s fun don’t worry about the numbers. It you only connect to one person it’s worth it.

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