2015 In Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here's an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,400 times in 2015. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people.

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When My Brother Visits

yellow-van Every other month or so, depending where his travels take him, I’ll get a call from my brother that he is in the area. Anytime he is close by, he is welcome to stay. He drives all over the country making deliveries in his yellow van. His most recent visit was due to the fact he had a drop in Tipp City. He is back on the road headed toward Pittsburgh. You just never know when the yellow van might be pulling in the driveway.

It’s always a good time when my brother visits. We get caught up on what is happening in his life, where he has been and what places he has seen. We talk about our family, what’s new with us and just have a good time talking. It’s funny, now that we are older, we just enjoy hanging out.

My kids like it when Uncle Andy comes to visit. He is always good for a laugh and keeps everyone entertained. A few months ago we were all together at my niece’s wedding and Uncle Andy kept my daughter stocked with updates for her Twitter feed.

After his most recent visit, I felt compelled to create a blog post about it. I guess he is the subject of other blogs and I didn’t want to be left out.

Looking forward to the next time the yellow van pulls into the driveway.

2012 in review

This is one of the bonuses of blogging on WordPress. The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Some of this stuff may or may not be interesting to readers, but I think it’s kind of cool.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 17,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 4 Film Festivals

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Blog Stats

internet-statistics I consider myself an “occassional blogger.” I know there are some people out there who post something everyday and actually support themselves through blogging. Not sure I would be up for that, but more power to those who can do that.

I’ve been blogging on WordPress for a few years now. My first post occurred on September 15, 2009. Since that time I’ve had a total of 423 posts (this one actually makes 424). I have picked up a few followers along the way, which I think is kind of cool. I’ve had 24,717 views of my blog and the highest was over 220 hits in one day just last month.

While I didn’t go back and look through all my posts, I know the majority of them have to do with books I have read, reposts from our blogs (especially other student ministers), stuff about my kids and family and then other random stuff.

I like how WordPress provides information on number of visits, comments made and different parts of the globe where people have visited. I’ve had visits from the UK, Canada, India, the Philippines and other countries. My guess is they run across the blog and then clicked off to somewhere else.

It’s been fun putting stuff up here and getting a few bits of feedback. It’s a good place just to voice something new, brag on my family or echo a great thought from someone else. So, if you are a follower or occasional visitor, thanks for swinging by!