2014 in review

I’m sure all you fellow bloggers got this in your email recently also:

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 22,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 8 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

But what the hell – I figured I’d post it here anyway. I can sum it up without requiring you to click on the report, though: Unsurprisingly, my most popular posts were the ones about wigs, as well as the Stitch Fix review the company featured on Pinterest. I say unsurprisingly because, as I’ve mentioned here before, when I ran a wig blog it got a crazy amount of hits per day, and I received emails from new people on a daily basis. It was actually way more than I could handle, and I eventually turned the blog over to someone else, who after a few years realized it was more than she could handle, and it finally shut down. And Stitch Fix blog posts are amazingly abundant on the internet, so it makes sense that people would go searching for more of them and come across my site – plus I still get traffic from the Stitch Fix Pin they shared way back in July.

So, my little photography posts don’t get much love, but as you can also see if you click on the report, I do get love from some of you regularly, and it is much appreciated. I do have things happen during the day and think, oh I will have to share about this on my blog, so you are all a part of my life now, like it or not. My virtual life, anyway – which, given the amount of time I spend online, is a significant part of it.

I used to write out a long journal entry summing up my year and pondering the things I’ll commit to in the coming one, but I quit doing that awhile ago when I realized I was saying pretty much the same things each time: worry less, play more, eat better (been making resolutions about that one since my 20’s and still haven’t done it), be kinder, keep creating, and be social. So yeah, all those things are on the list again this year, I guess.

I do know I’d like to be better at my job this next semester (but I probably say that every year too). I have some ideas for how to keep better tabs on my students and reign them in where they need more limits (good Lord, the smart phones! They are a blessing and a curse). And I’d like my photography to continue, which I am certain it will; just not sure where I’m headed with it right now. *And I’m hoping my FIL’s health continues to improve and he has a better 2015 too. I hope all my pets stay healthy, and all of you keep blogging and photographing and and writing and reading and sharing and stopping by.

I still have more creepy doll pictures to share, a LOT more to take, and another handbag restoration to write about. Not sure what all I will get to before the end of 2014, but let’s get to it regardless.

*A day after writing this, my FIL went back into the hospital due to extremely high blood pressure. So I guess 2015 is going to start off a lot like 2014 for him. 😦


8 thoughts on “2014 in review

  1. Sorry about your FIL.
    I wish i had followed my instincts and not read my”monkey” report.
    Please keep up the great work. There are those of us that love reading your blog posts.
    See you next year. Figuritivly speaking.

    • I loved the a**hole blog post too. And I’m glad you’ve kept your wig posts even without the other website. They are amazingly informative for people with alopecia like me.

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