“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:
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.
In 2015, there were 52 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 93 posts.
Thursday—with 51 posts total (Hey, that’s because my home page confirms, Real, authentic, soulful posts every Thursday from Girl Friday.)
Attractions in 2015
These are the posts that got the most views in 2015.
- 6 Confessions and Lessons Learned From a Pastor’s Wife (12 COMMENTS June 2015)
- 5 Ways to Never Give Up on Marriage (4 COMMENTS April 2015)
- A Father Who Never Leaves (4 COMMENTS June 2015)
- Steadfast Love in Tragedy: A Story about Jane (4 COMMENTS July 2015)
- It’s Time to Draw a Line in the Sand (8 COMMENTS February 2015)
How 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
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