These are my top 10 posts from the past year (posting today obviously assumes I won’t be writing a blockbuster in the coming week).
If you missed one of them the first time, please have a look now. Links are provided in blue.
1. Holy Saturday (This was a re-post from the previous year.)
2. What we preach (This was from a guest blogger. Thanks, Scott.)
3. Top 10 differences between Switzerland and the U.S. (Being featured at “expats blog” clearly helped to drive traffic to this post.)
The last year was a good one for my blog. I reached 6,600 unique views for the month of April, my best month ever, and then leveled off. A factor in the leveling off, I’m guessing, is that I began to post less often, once per week rather than the feverish pace (two to three times per week) with which I started the year.
Observations about expat life in Switzerland have clearly drawn readers, but the bread-and-butter for my blog continues to be reflections on the spiritual life. That’s where I started, that’s what energizes me, and that’s where I’ll stay, Lord willing, in the year ahead.
Thanks for leaving comments. I like those better than the creepy data about you that I get from Google Analytics. I’m curious about something: very few – close to zero – comments have been left by my Swiss readers. A natural reserve? Neutral, so no strong opinions? I’m not sure.
Been wondering where my readers come from? Here’s a top 10 list:
1. Zurich CH (no surprise)
2. Wheaton, Illinois
3. Ann Arbor, Michigan
4. Fort Lauderdale, Florida
5. Chicago, Illinois
6. Meilen CH (the village where I live)
7. Tampa, Florida
8. Plantation, Florida
9. Dubendorf CH
10. Thalwil CH
Honorable mentions go to the following cities: Singapore (#19), Kathmandu (#37), and Quezon City, The Philippines (#57).
I wish all of you the very best in 2015.
(Photo: That was yours truly participating in the ALS ice bucket challenge back in September, along with Scotty Williams, my colleague.)