The Year End Blog Post; So Glad This Year Is Over!

It’s time for the annual year in review post. I’m not going to lie; 2016 was one of the worst years in my life. The only year worse was 2002 when my dad passed away. I’m really glad this one’s over, and the best thing I can hope for is that 2017 won’t be even worse after January… that’s as far as I’m going with that.

To that end, I’m going to keep this one relatively short because at the end I’m going to add a video that’s going to end up mentioning what some of my business and blogging goals are going to be in the coming year. I figure why duplicate the process; this is my final week of “sort of” relaxation before I go into full blown monster mode… and I have 2 books to read before the end of the week.

Let’s get to it. Every year I list both my top 5 blog articles based on the number of comments and then based on traffic per Google Analytics. First, let me share my top 5 based on comments:

31 Big Mistakes People Make Blogging And In Social Media 96

The Spam In Our Blogging Lives 58

30 Mistakes You’re Making With Your Blog 57

Popups Ruin A Blog Readers Experience 57

How Are You? Life And Blogging 38

Next we have my top 5 articles of the year based on traffic, and this year there’s a couple of anomalies. First, all but one of these was written in 2016; that’s a total reversal of how things usually work. Second, three of these are from November! That’s either the result of doing all that work on making my sites mobile speed friendly, which got Google to get off my back, or it’s possibly related to some strange Russian spam that inflated my numbers in December; there’s no real way of knowing so I can only go by the raw numbers. Some of these are already above:

When “Scam” Is A Scam Of Sorts 622 (2011)

31 Big Mistakes People Make Blogging And In Social Media 546

9 New Ways To Identify Spam On Your Blog 518

Hot Chicks Dig Me On Instagram… Not Really… 457

30 Mistakes You’re Making With Your Blog 355

Also, back in July I had blog post #1,700, which was pretty cool, even if I missed it by one article. Unfortunately, that was my only milestone of the year on this blog since I highlighted my 15th year of self employment on my business blog and never said a thing here; oh well…

As for goals, dreams, and aspirations… it’s all in the video below. I hope everyone has a wonderful rest of the year and is ready for a much better 2017. I hope you come along on the journey and we all become successful together!


10 thoughts on “The Year End Blog Post; So Glad This Year Is Over!”

  1. I found this year to be almost unbearable with all the stars dying. That election. My mother in and out of the darn hospital. It was a very weird year overall. I can’t wait for it to be over and I totally welcome 2017. Now gotta go read my yearly horoscope lol. Hope your year is much better also Mitch.

    1. I hope your horoscope proves to tell you good things leading into the new year. I need to take more action in 2017 and stay away from the fray I figure is coming both from those I agree with and those I don’t. This has to be my year… you can play along. 😉

  2. Sorry to hear that 2016 was a rough year for you! Good to hear tho how some of your more recent posts did so well in Google for you.
    Here’s to a better 2017 for you!

    1. Thanks Valerie, and welcome to the blog. I’m stunned about the new posts but if my mobile speed thing is working then I have high hopes for this blog in the new year. I’m certainly shooting for bigger and better things. I wish you great success in the new year.

  3. Great article! I am also glad 2016 is over!! It’s been a hard year for us as well as many of our friends….2017 will be much better…thanks again and keep up the good work!

  4. Hello mitch sir,
    Thank you for the post,
    My 2016 year was a mixture of success and failure..i hope new year 2017 will be a great for me ..and i wish you to a very successful year..may you achieve success and happiness in your life and share more and more wonderful posts ..wishing Happy New Year 2017 once again…thank you

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