A few days ago, I got the statistics from Beyond Back Creek 2012, our inaugural year. There’s some pretty arcane information that I’m not quite sure how to use (most of my posts are read at 6am on Mondays, for example). But there’s some data that I can use right away, too. For instance, the most popular general topic was Kitchen Renovations, in all its variations. The second most popular topic was Raising Chickens. Both of these make sense to me, as they are very much ongoing topics of conversation and the news here in Anne Arundel County. And I’m very sure that we here in AACo speak for the rest of the world (insert winky emoticon here)
I am also not surprised that the Repurpose This series was so popular. I started that specifically because of all the emails I was getting with ideas for recycling salvaged treasures. But what IS almost shocking to me is the search engine information. That’s the combination of words that people type that leads them to the Beyond Back Creek site. Number one: “Giallo Ornamental granite“. I knew granite was popular in kitchens, but had no idea it was so popular on keyboards! Especially that specific color. Note to self…write a lot more about granite! (and we’ll keep on putting it into our rehabs.)
Even more surprising is the number two search engine entry…”Reusing Coffee Cans“. I am flabbergasted, and also impressed and inspired. There’s a lot of people creating fun and function out of empty cans. I’m happy to do what I can to further the cause. Another note to self…drink more coffee.
I’m slowly recovering from the holiday lull, and my creative juices are flowing again. Look forward to more posts addressing your favorite topics. In fact, with this oddly mild weather, I am starting to get garden fever, so my next Repurpose This post will be about using coffee cans for gardening. If you have any ideas and pictures, send them my way! I’ll be happy to give you credit for them. Sharing information is what it’s all about, isn’t it?
Thanks for a wonderful 2012. I’m looking forward to learning more about each other in 2013.
Update: after I scheduled this post to publish, WordPress posted yet another timely article. This one is about keeping the blogroll relevant and user-friendly….and I am making (another) commitment to doing a better job on that in the next few weeks. I’d love to make it easier to share the sites I enjoy with the people who enjoy what I have to share1 Like This