2014 in Review: Annual Stats Update

As this year comes to a close, I’m reflecting on the growth of my blog for this year. I’m beaming with pride as I announce that I hit 1 million views this year! I’ve had a blast sharing ideas and learning more about the *addicting* world of blogging! Thank you to everyone who has read, shared, commented and supported my blog!

Here are some year-end statistics:

The top referring sites in 2014 were:

  1. pinterest.com
  2. bloglovin.com
  3. facebook.com
  4. urlopener.com
  5. collegereadycoach.com

Total views to date: 1,118,028 views

Day with the most views: November 28 (8,865 views)

These are the posts that got the most views in 2014:

  1. Aesop’s Fables Collection (free worksheets) published 
  2. 30 Most Important Classroom Procedures published 
  3. Blank Timeline Printables published 
  4. Quick & Easy Formative Assessments UPDATED published 
  5. Are Basic Math Facts Worth Teaching? published 

3 thoughts on “2014 in Review: Annual Stats Update

    • Hi Danielle,

      I still consider myself a fledgeling blogger. If I could go back 2 years and give myself some advice it would be this: be patient. I thought that I could he a huge blog in a few months. Some bloggers can, but my impression is that most blogs don’t turn awesome overnight. I have put many hours a week into this blog for 2 years (basically a part time job), and I’m still not where I’d like to be. But don’t get discouraged. As I’ve continued to add original content and increased my social media presence (still working on both of those!), I’ve seen some decent growth.

      Also, be careful not to let just anyone blog for you. I was really excited when I got my first email from someone asking if they could write for my blog. (That looking back was probably a computer-generated form email). Turned out to be a person who was paid to write (lame) original content for the sole purpose of planting their customer’s link around the web. Personally, I don’t like to have that kind of clutter on my blog (or how valuable it is to have your link on someone else’s website). I only made that mistake once.

      Anyway, just research blogging best practices (I read tons of articles when I started) and be prepared to put in hard work. It’s work, but if you’re blogging about something you love, it will feel less like work. There’s some rambling thoughts for you. Best of luck!


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