Our 2 Year Anniversary!

Hey guys!

So sorry to have been away for so long, I hope to get back into the habit of posting regularly fairly soon… I’ve missed you all too much!

Anyway, in case you haven’t heard, Found Who I Am launched into the beginning of its third year on January 1, 2016, meaning that we are now over two years old! It’s really hard to believe that it’s been that long, but we won’t leave any time for reminiscing… Let’s jump into the fun stuff. 2015 was a huge year for us, and most of it is due to you, the reader. For starters, though, Callie and Solomon joined our clan of writers and have really put up some great stats for their first year! Here’s some statistical information that it is my pleasure to present… Our writers already know about half of what you’re about to read, but some of it they haven’t!

What’s been pretty amazing to me is how our views have over doubled (you and your friends visited FWIA over 4,000 times in 2015) and how we’ve received views from 43 different countries… With your help, God’s truths are being shared across the globe through this blog. We’re just a platform to reach others, and God is helping us accomplish that goal with you! Here’s 39 of the countries (listed in order from most views to least)… We couldn’t fit them all on this screen, so you can add Puerto Rico, Romania, South Korea, and Bahamas in there as well.

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Our “Views Per Visitor” stat also increased this year quite dramatically, nearly doubling from last year’s amount. Thank you for staying engaged and sharing what you read! Speaking of sharing, over 500 views this year are thanks to outside websites (called referrers), such as search engines and social media. Here were our top referrers for the year:

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We had a few friends help us in the way of this and we greatly appreciate their help! Our top 5 most viewed posts this year accounted for a total of 626 views of their own, not to mention all the views that came from scrolling down the home screen. Here were the top 5 posts of 2015, and when they were written:

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Christopher came out on top with having dropped #1 and #2, Callie penned #3, and I was able to write #4 and #5.

Want to hear a cool fact? A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,500 times in 2015. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.

There were 57 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 39 MB. That’s about a picture per week.

The busiest day of the year was January 7th with 369 views. The most popular post that day was The Perfect Sacrifice, written by Callie.

Christopher was the most active writer last year, writing 38 posts. He’s also responsible for most of the behind-the-scenes work that goes on, so we’re extremely grateful to have him on board!

Last year we did a complete overhaul on the blog appearance, but it doesn’t look like we’re going to do that this year. You will, however, notice a nicer design on the sharing buttons. We’ve also introduced a new website icon (the golden one) marking our anniversary. If you don’t like it, don’t worry. It’ll only be around for a week or so. 😉

That’s about it for the year in review… Oh, wait. I nearly forgot: who was the most viewed writer? Well, I think we can all agree that Christopher deserves that title! Here were the full results:

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I know I can speak for the whole team when I say that it was indeed a pleasure writing for you last year. We hope to keep it up for a fruitful 2016 and we expect you to join us!

Happy New Year!

and toodles 😛

~ Collin

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Howdy! I’m Collin, 16 years old, and a homeschooled junior. I play the piano, ukulele, and many sports. I’m far from perfect, and that’s why I love to share (through this blog) what God is showing me in His word. Although I have many favorite Bible verses, if I had to choose one it would be Romans 12:12, Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” I believe that prayer is the most powerful tool we are given as Christians and it should not be taken for granted. Toodles!