As I journey forward into 2013, I take all the good advice to travelers:
- take lots of detours
- make new friends along the way
- wear clean underwear (are there actually people who need to be told this?)
- remember where you came from
We’ll know soon how I’m doing with the first two. Take my word for the third bit of advice. And join me as I look back on the past year.
LOL Cats Unthreatened by Something Wagging in 2012
I spent some time looking through my stats. What posts are popular? How do people find us? And where do they go next?
A quick look tells me that people really do prefer funny posts that don’t make them think too much. How do I know?
Most Popular Search Term
Most Often Clicked Link
Lesson? If you want a small boost in hits, host a competition that stirs up Pam’s competitive juices.
Most Viewed Posts
To my embarrassment, my most viewed post was 10 Things Your Dog is Most Thankful For, written in 2011. Time to step up in 2013.
Many views behind, my most popular 2012 post was 7 Reason to Hire a Dog Trainer in a DIY World, thanks to lots of retweets and shares by, yes, dog trainers.
After search engines, Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon, and feed readers, more people came to Something Wagging from Rescued Insanity than any other site.
Woo hoo! Thank you, Kristine. You can disagree with my posts anytime.
5 Things Dogs Do That You Need to Learn. Hmmm, seems I’m not the only one anxious to learn from my dog.
Looking Forward Together
I suspect I’m not the only one curious about last year and thinking about how to move forward in 2013.
If you need some inspiration, join the Pet Blogger Challenge, hosted again by Amy Burkert and Edie Jarolim.
On January 10, bloggers will come together to reflect on what they’re doing and share their answers with each other. It’s a lot of fun. I’m looking forward to my third year and hope you’ll join in too.
How do you feel about journeying into 2013? Any good advice? If you’re a blogger, have you looked back at what you’ve accomplished? What kinds of posts do you most enjoy reading?