A Look Back

Before we get too far into 2018, I probably should take a look back at 2017 … not through my eyes, but through the eyes of my followers.

According to the stat tracker, I posted 102 times in 2017. Almost half of them — 50 — were Five Minute Friday submissions. Posts were followed by 695 supporters in 68 countries {I always find that amazing} from the U.S. to Qatar. Outside the United States,  visitors came from Canada (167 times), United Kingdom (87), India (79), Germany (71), Australia (70) and the Philippines (50) among others.

For whatever reason, February drew the most traffic, with 271 visitors and 4,796 views. Cumulatively, I have now posted 722 times drawing 17,407 visitors and 35,523 views.

Based on responses, The most widely read post was Nine Years, a reflective look back at life without my wife, https://wisdomfromafather.com/2017/09/27/nine-years/. It generated the most comments and likes — by far. Next was Five Minute Friday — Need, https://wisdomfromafather.com/2017/11/03/five-minute-friday-need/, then The Church Mouse, https://wisdomfromafather.com/2017/01/26/the-church-mouse/, and A Visit with Santa, https://wisdomfromafather.com/2017/11/21/a-visit-with-santa/.

Others with above average readership were Five Minute Friday — Visit, Five Minute Friday — Overcome, Five Minute Friday — Guide, Five Minute Friday — Depend, Five Minute Friday — Discover, Welcome to Rockwood,  ME,  I Lost a Sock and Five Minute Friday — Silence.

Well, that’s a brief look at 2017 through the rear view mirror. I had my favorites — some which made YOUR list and others I was personally pleased with. Now it’s time to look forward. Watch out 2018!

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret. — Ambrose Bierce


About wisdomfromafather

I'm just an ordinary guy walking along the journey of life.
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2 Responses to A Look Back

  1. Wow, you’re getting a wonderful amount of traffic on your blog! God is using your platform to speak to people all over the world! I often read your stories and enjoy them. I too am so amazed when I look at the countries who have viewed my blog. It’s humbling….. Keep writing!

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