Year in Review: 2014

WordPress (the site that hosts my blog) sends me an annual report every year.  This is the third year for my website and I thought I’d share the report with you, so you can see how my readership has grown and some highlights from my year online.

And PS: when I was searching for images to go with this post, I came across this one.  How can I not post it?


I hope you enjoy my year in review.


Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 18,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

The Blogs of 2013

I’ve been trying to think up a post just for you.
I’ve been wracking my brain and my mind ’til I’m blue.
It’s not that original, but perhaps have a screen:
I call this ‘The Blogs of 2013’.

I wrote about wheat, teens, and Crossfit of course,
About Tara and Jenny and housecleaning remorse.
Resolutions and friends and raising a kid,
JK and Father’s Day and the Tough Mudder I did.

My ‘I am a Chiropractor‘ post, wow, was it shared,
I got 5000 reads and some tense web-based glares.
I rowed a half-marathon, I got a new dog,
Momstown reached out and I began to Guest Blog.

I went to a conference, I talked about time,
I can’t find a word to make ‘stereotype‘ rhyme.
I told you about the garbage man and my Summer of fun,
About Phoenix and kid’s menus and loving to run.

A ‘Millionaire’s Family‘, a 6am crew,
Social media, over-gifting, and a topic taboo.
A thank-you to patients, a birthday just passed,
A statement on polish, and please call me ‘Ash‘.

My emotions were pouring when the flood got a post,
But to see what we raised floored me the most.
I talked about babysitting and Sunday at 3,
About my new clinic and about pregnancy.

But the reason I do it, and what I love the most,
Is to see the power I can have with one single post.
I know that you’re reading, the stats show me it’s true,
I hope that you see that I appreciate you too.

So please, keep on reading, and give me feedback,
My blog, it is growing, and I think it’s on track.
It’s my words from the heart and authentically me,
And that really is what I hope you can see.


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