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A Year’s Review—Top Posts: Pastor Wife Confessions and Marriage

IMG_7114 (1)_Fotor_Collage“For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.” (Romans 15:4, ESV)

Hope is never far away. Christ, the Word of God, brings hope near.

Thanks to the Hope Is Among Us  community of readers for making 2015 a wonderful year of blogging for Girl Friday. I’m looking forward to 2016 with each of you as we grow together in a love for God’s Word and express scriptural truths as life happens. Real. Authentic. Soulful.

My site host, Word Press, sent an annual blog report. Here are the highlights from 2015:

Crunchy numbers

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 8,400 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

There were 243 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 363 MB. That’s about 5 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was June 4th with 241 views. The most popular post that day was 6 Confessions and Lessons Learned From a Pastor’s Wife.

Posting Patterns IMG_7117

In 2015, there were 52 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 93 posts.

BEST DAY

Attractions in 2015

These are the posts that got the most views in 2015.

  1.  6 Confessions and Lessons Learned From a Pastor’s Wife (12 COMMENTS 
  2. 5 Ways to Never Give Up on Marriage (4 COMMENTS 
  3.  A Father Who Never Leaves (4 COMMENTS 
  4.  Steadfast Love in Tragedy: A Story about Jane (4 COMMENTS 
  5. It’s Time to Draw a Line in the Sand (8 COMMENTS 

IMG_7119How did they find this blog?

⇐ The top referring sites in 2015.

Where did they come from?

90 countries in all!
Most visitors came from The United States. Brazil & Singapore were not far behind.

My most meaningful post in 2015?

Gee! I wouldn’t begin to know how to choose. Several featured guest writers provided beautiful articles. Each of the top 5 posts listed above were monumental markers on my journey. I walked through varied life experiences last year, personally, and with family and friends. Both exhilarating in joy and painful in trials and tragedies. Words coming from a wellspring in my soul. The Lord spoke to my spirit in deep and truthful ways as He walked beside me.

But the post on September 10, 2015 stands out to me. It’s part of the reason I started this blog community two years ago. You see, I believe in the power of story. So, I wrote a simple script that my husband helped me film on video: Am I Lovable? A Story Line Video by Karen ‘Girl’ Friday.

The Facebook version of the video has been viewed nearly 5,000 times. You can view the Youtube video here: 

To see cool fireworks and rockets, click here for the blog report: Karen ‘Girl’ Friday Blogging Report for 2015

© 2016 by Karen Friday, All rights reserved

January 14, 2016 at 9:17 am | Uncategorized


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