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.

WordPress Year in Review Stats Jeffalytics

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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