Site Year in Review

While I have been blogging for several years now, and writing for many, many years before, 2014 was one of my most consistent years. The challenging thing about continuously posting new content is that I don't write just to be noticed. While I enjoy writing, I mostly enjoy teaching others about something I've learned. And, of course, I really like learning new things.

Yet another challenging thing about posting content on a regular basis is that I love researching every facet of an issue and blog entries tend to be a lot longer these days. Some resemble papers posted on research sites; and I may start posting some more things there. I've always disliked the term blogging because it sounds unprofessional, but it is a common thing now, even on professional websites.

Anyhow, this is a review of the site's success as reflecting in the statistics. This year I've focused on posting more accounting and tax information, and I've seen a lot of views of those entries. Interestingly, though, most of the views for the year were on other subjects.

Here's a quick summary:

The most popular "folders" on were

  • Switched Keys (the blog homepage) with 5351 views
  • Tyler Hosting homepage with 4899 views
  • dbell (my personal site) with 1311 views
  • discgolf (a site devoted to disc golf in Tyler) with 1115 views

The most frequently accessed pages on the site were

I was also happy to see that my on-line resume was viewed424 times, one of my resumes was downloaded 125 times, and Amending for Education Credits was a success with 173 views. The unfortunate thing about posting most viewed pages is that those sites are typically viewed even more, while some more useful pages are ignored. But then, that's what a year end review involves.

In all, 51,026 pages were viewed from 826 unique pages. There were another 317,712 pages delivered to different search engines and bots. The number of visits were a little less than half, so there were 2.38 pages per visit. According to Awstats, 1405 of the pages were referred from Google, by far the most searched engine.

My goal for 2015 is much the same as 2014. I will continue to teach through my writing continuing to focus on tax, accounting, and business subjects, even though the entry in progress is also computer related. In addition to teaching, I will use the blog as a means of attracting attention of prospective employers and professionals. You may also see me post some older material on subjects that may be educational, or may just be interesting. Finally, as mentioned earlier, I will use the blog as a launching point for writing more indepth articles that can also be published elsewhere. 

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