My 2016 Blog Stats are in! I finally got serious about blogging again around October, so I am pretty pleased with the numbers.
I’ve also listed my 2017 goals for my blog and plan on working hard over this year to reach them!
2016 Top 10 Posts
Putting Together a PCS Binder (with downloads) – 5040 Views
Getting married, moving in, and how long does it take to get housing? – 3647
2016 Christmas Lightshow to Music – 3256 Views
What is a Liberty Pass & Why Does it Cost so Much? – 2331 Views
Standard TMO/PPO PCS Tips – 1547 Views
Free UA Band for Military & Spouses – 1035 Views
The Texas Ghost Town of Lobo – 741 Views
Gettysburg, Where History & Modern Life Collide – 689 Views
Deployment Kit & Binder (with free download) – 664 Views
Dear Military Spouse: Can I Break a Lease Due to PCS – 539 Views
2016 Top Page
Hiking Terms & Jargon – 1725 Views
✯ I got serious about blogging again
✯ I earned $470 the very first month I decided to really give this a try again!
✯ I posted to my blog 122 times
✯ I had over 9600 views in December.
✯ I was featured in the Cooperatize newsletter for my Gettysburg post.
✯ I got accepted to be a Huffington Post Contributor
2016 Blog Stats
Total Views – 43,772
Total Visitors – 28,788
Total Posts Published – 122
Comments Left – 433
2016 Social Following
2017 Social Following Goals
2017 Blogging Goals
✯ Write 150 Blog Posts
✯ Maintain an average of at least 5 comments per post
✯ Create 12 guest blogger post / be a guest blogger 12 times
✯ Reach 25,000 blog views in one month
✯ Create a blogging binder & make it available for download
✯ Create a media kit
2017 Behind the Scenes Goals
✯ Research brands I want to work with
✯ Discover new ways to get readers
✯ Use Instagram more and create photos for blog posts
✯ Create my own blogging binder with useful checklists & share with others
✯ Create a standard logo/banner with different dimensions
✯ Update all pictures to make sure they are Pin ready!
2017 Mantra (Guiding Word)
Inspire (in·spire/ inˈspī(ə)r/) verb.
Definition: to fill (someone) with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.
My guiding word this year is “inspire”! I think it is fitting considering my personal goal (resolution) this year is to hike 2200 miles to raise awareness for combat-related PTSD and suicide among our active-duty military.
I hope to inspire others through my writing and my blog to get out there and be creative or do something for the greater good, with no expectation of payment or even praise.