How does one sum up a whole year of posts? I wrote quite a few posts in 2013. And shared some guest posts as well. I decided for post highlights I would look at stats such as numbers of comments or page views. And then there a few I just picked as favorites. I enjoyed writing about restaurants earlier this year, and I continue to share posts related to New Jersey. This coming year (2014) I plan to write at least one post about websites for therapists. Another upcoming topic is local social media. Thank you for reading and commenting, and I hope you find some posts you like!
Most Comments on a Websites for Small Biz Post
I’m rather glad Build a Blog with WordPress had the most comments (52 comments) – it’s really a most important post. If a small business wants a website, WordPress is a glad place to start. And the post can help you decide if you want to try building the website on your own, with some help, or if you want to hire someone to build it for you.
Most Comments on a Guest Post
If you haven’t read a post or a short story by Jeri, you don’t know what you are missing. Jeri has a welcoming style, and she writes about writing and books and blogging in a way that makes one comfortable and informed. I invited Jeri to write about how an author might set up a blog, and 53 comments showed that many responded to her words.
My Favorite Guest Post
In Local SEO in 2013, Thomas McMahon presents wise advice on how to improve SEO for your local business:
My Favorite Post
Create Photo Gallery with WP Native Gallery: it’s my favorite because it provides good information that is easy to implement, and I’m fond of the ribbon I created to show off the spring flowers.
Post with Most Page Views
According to Google Analytics, Painting Search by Image had 4,076 views this past year. Seems a lot of people want help with identifying images – Google Images has a great tool for this purpose.
Favorite Post on Specific Topic
I wrote two posts on restaurant websites: this one called Guide for Restaurant Owners: Restaurant Website Essentials covers quite a bit of information for restaurant owners.
Favorite New Jersey Post for 2013
Because I like posts about New Jersey, and this one features peaches and Asbury Park, here’s Local SEO: Optimizing SEO for central New Jersey.
Some Favorites on Other Blogs
Here are a few noteworthy posts of 2013 from other bloggers. The posts have some relation to web design, business, or SEO; the authors have commented regularly on this blog. Thank you!
How to Draw on iPad: Monarch Butterfly tutorial (Susan Cooper)
Keyword Research Tips – Is anyone reading your blog posts? (Ashley Faulkes)
Would You Pay $5 million for a Headline? (Jeannette Paladino)
Let Graphic Design Help You Deliver Your Message (Debra Yearwood)
Do you find time for strategic thinking?(Catarina Alexon)
Your Turn, Please
Looking back on 2013, what were some of your favorite posts?
Update: At Diana Marinova’s suggestion, I am adding the post Fix a Squished Image with Pixlr.