Reviewing, Rethinking and Reworking

We spend a lot of energy in January reflecting on the previous year and looking forward to the new one. I am not a big believer in resolutions, more in aspirations. That said, I do have some thoughts about this blogging process and how it has evolved for me.

I surpassed the one-year of blogging mark with what I might call less than stellar stats, according to my year in review. However, I am not unhappy with any of those numbers. I find it interesting that my blog is just like the name implies, all over the board in subject matter…or Facetfully.

Crunchy numbers

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,300 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 55 trips to carry that many people.

There were 313 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 650 MB. That’s about 6 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was June 22nd with 59 views. The most popular post that day was BOOM – Encouraging Thunder Award!.

Encouraging Thunder Award

Encouraging Thunder Award

Interesting that the busiest day was the day of one of my awards. One thing I may do is make this blog award-free…they are very nice, but very time-consuming, if done properly!

The awards I have received:

liebster-award  Liebster2 IMG_0727

 

It would be easy to think I need to focus more, but here’s the thing, I really enjoy my life and all the different facets of it, so why change it? If you are reading this, your blog may be about some specific thing…your health, crafting, travel, poetry…the list is endless. Maybe you manage multiple blogs by category. I can’t seem to find the time to blog regularly, much less manage multiple sites, nor do I want to.

My blogging patterns…not so compelling:

Longest Streak

15 June – 23 June

My most-read blogs:

A poem about Sisters and funny to me is one about Bras.

Readers visited from 70 countries, that seems amazing (and points out that many countries teach English, but that is another subject!)

I think my blog is simply for me and those who might want to read it. It is a minimal documentary of my life or feelings on any given day. If you follow along, great… and thanks! If not, I am okay with that. Maybe I will redesign the whole thing, who knows, but for now I am happy with what it is!

I really enjoy reading the blogs that I follow. I do, however, find it is another “time buster”. I don’t want to say “time waster” because you are all writing things I find interesting, or I would not be reading. So, I am planning to shift my reading/following plans this year. I will read the posts of those that I religiously follow and will be more selective on others. I will be scrolling through the subjects of the emails. It is certainly not a snub…just a way to try to manage my time and get a bit more done.

Why do you blog and do you have any plans for 2016 and your blogging habits? Here’s to a great 2016, in blogging and otherwise! May all you hope for come your way, and may what you have be enough!

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