The 2014 Year in Review That’s Too Late and Nobody Will Probably Read

What a novel idea: taking your best posts from 2014 and sharing them on your blog. I didn’t come up with the idea, of course. But I for the past two years I have joined in the hoopla and published my stats. See 2012 and 2013.

Even though we are nearing the end of January, I had not done a similar post for 2014. There were two main reasons for this:

  1. It seemed like every blog I read was doing a 2014 review, all at the same time
  2. I am embarrassed by my poor blogging track record in 2014

Those are stupid reasons. I committed to posting transparent goals for my website and published them for others to read. I have a responsibility to see it through.

So here is the recap post, only about a month later than others. Perhaps waiting this long means this post is considered fresh?

Let’s start with the elephant in the room

At the end of 2014, I received a really nice email from the folks at Automattic (of WordPress and Jetpack fame). They told me how I did blogging in 2014. This is purely based on traffic to the blog.

Here are my most popular posts for 2014.

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Notice something odd here? I published every single post in 2012 or 2013.

In other words, I failed 2014. [Continue reading]

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22 Reasons Why Your Website Sucks

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2014 Google Analytics Summit Keynote and Product Announcements

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We are back for another year of the Google Analytics Summit. As we have done in 2012 and 2013, Jeffalytics will be live-blogging the keynote experience and sharing reactions as they happen. One thing to note is that this year not every announcement … [Continue reading]