Post #1000 – A Thank You
October 9, 2012 5 Comments
According to my statistics on WordPress, this post is post #1000 since I started this blog a little over 5 years ago. To be fair, not quite all of them are mine, there are a significant number posted by my partner in crime, Nate, and my first Thank You goes to Nate for keeping this thing going at times when I can’t.
My biggest Thank You is to all of you readers. As of this moment, I am just shy of 356,000 all-time views(according to WordPress). I am humbled and amazed that you choose to spend your time reading my thoughts and views and responding. For that I can only say “Thank you.” I know that my blogging pace has slowed considerably over the past year or so, but I really do hope to improve it in the coming months. I may not get back to my peak of nearly a post a day, but that’s what I’m going to shoot for. Stay with me and it will get better. I keep telling myself that, anyways.
I thought at this milestone we’d look back at two things. First, I thought it would be interesting to look at the top 5 most viewed posts on this blog. My handy dandy stats from WordPress actually made this pretty easy to discover. So here are the top 5 posts all time on this blog.
Top 5 Most Read Posts – Year (Views):
5. Tim Duncan Departs Signature Sound; Ian Owens Joins – 2011 (4,869)
4. Guy Penrod Taking Time Away From GVB – 2008 (5,841)
3. Matt Dibler Leaves The Inspirations? – 2008 (5,962)
2. The Most Underrated, Unappreciated Tenor Of All Time – 2007 (10,077)
1. Greg and Charlotte Ritchie Depart from Jeff and Sheri Easter – 2008 (11,980)
Believe it or not, I am STILL getting comments on numbers 1 and 2 occasionally, even though the posts are 4 and 5 years old, respectively. Those have definitely had some staying power!
The other list I wanted to look at are the 5 posts that didn’t get the views or response I’d hoped for when I posted them. And yes, I do realize this is a roundabout way of improving the views and response to those posts. We’ll call these the top 5 under viewed posts.
Top 5 Under Viewed Posts – Year
5. Southern Gospel’s Sgt. Pepper and Pet Sounds – 2008
4. Why Quality In Our Music Matters – 2010
3. The Return Of The Single? – 2009
2. Approachability Vs. Marketability In SG – 2011
1. Does SG Value Artistry and Creativity? – 2010
Again, thank you for your readership, you are truly appreciated. Here’s to the next 1000 posts!