2016 Blogging in Review

Unfortunately we recently learned that wordpress would not be creating our annual “year in review” report. Therefore, we decided we would pull some stats together and create our own review to share with our readers.

Blog views – 4330 views in 2016. This may seem impressive however this number is down from the past 2 years. 2014 has been our best year yet but we hope to increase our numbers for 2017 so keep on viewing and sharing.

Comments – 97 for 2016. Great to see so many comments this year. This was our top year for comments so keep your comments coming!

Our most popular day for viewing seems to be Wednesday and most popular viewing time is 5:00 pm (a little reading right around quitting time it looks like).

We published 30 posts in 2016 bringing our total posts to 193 since 2011.

Our Albanian related posts are still going strong at our top 5 views overall. I guess there were a lot of people cooking up some Albanian feasts last year as two recipes made the top 5. If you haven’t tried them yet this might be a good time.

  1. Tave Kosi – Recipe #1
  2. Dasma Shqiptare
  3. Trekking in Leshan and Emeishan
  4. Albania
  5. Tave me Presh – Recipe #4

Our most viewed posts in relation to activities from 2016 were as follows:

  1. Champagne, Chablis and Burgundy
  2. New Year on the Pacific Coast
  3. Springtime in AD with Scott and Jenelle
  4. Aurangabad
  5. On the move in July

These top 5 posts reflect some of our favourite memories with visitors, friends and family in 2016.

Our top viewing countries were the US, Canada and Germany.

5 most active commenters – The top commenter award goes to Uncle Dale, followed by Judy and Carole. Jenn and Jami are tied at 4th place. Thanks for being active commenters guys. Keep it up and maybe we can reach an all time high next year.

We also think this is a good opportunity to thank you, our readers. We enjoy blogging about our adventures but it doesn’t mean much if we don’t have an audience. Keep on reading!


About rrettenmier

In September 2010, Dan and I received working visas for the United Kingdom. We sold our condo, quit our jobs and packed our bags to move to London. This blog (though a few months late) is designed to update our friends and family back home about where we are and what we are up to.
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8 Responses to 2016 Blogging in Review

  1. Judy Erickson says:

    Damn that brother in law once removed!!!!! Skinned me!!!! Love your blog-keep it going.

  2. Uncle Dale says:

    Thanks for always putting such interesting stuff in your blogs. I believe my very constructive suggestions also make the other comments better too. Take note Judy.

  3. Jami Scott says:

    Keep it coming guys! I love reading your blogs 🙂

  4. Carole Slobodzian says:

    Keep on blogging! Very proud and
    show them to everyone

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