My Top Three Surprised Me

I get an email each week from Word Press that tells me my weekly “stats” for this blog. I’ve never really been one to really check that out. I write to write. I hope that my followers find what I blog about interesting and entertaining, but in the end, my blog is for me. I write to document memories, share stories for (and about) my kids, occasionally vent, and then there are the blogathons/drafts that I enjoy taking part in.

Recently, one of the blogs I follow posted about her top blogs of the year. I guess I knew that you could see stats for the day, week, and months, but never really thought about the year (or all time, for that matter). So for the heck of it, I decided I would check out the stats to see what my top blogs of the year were. I found them surprising.

Number One

Back in 2020, I received an e-mail through my site that said I spelled something wrong in a blog. I thought this was weird, so I investigated. Basically, I found that I was not the only person to receive an e-mail like this. As a matter of fact, some people told me they got the same e-mail almost word for word. It was your basic scam, so I shared a quick blog about it. Believe it or not, it is my most viewed blog of the past year! This is probably because when you Google search the site, my blog link comes up as a result.

Not exactly what I was hoping to see as my “most popular” blog, but if it helps people NOT get scammed, great!

Number Two

In 2018, one of my first blogs I wrote was a salute to Red Buttons on his birthday. The blog itself is a very short bio and a bunch of his famous “Never Got a Dinner” jokes. I loved when he would show up on the Dean Martin Roasts and I remember how fun it was to go and find these very funny lines. When you look at your stats, it will show you the searches that were performed to get to your site. “Never Got a Dinner” or “Red Buttons Jokes” always shows up there.

If anything, it’s very cool to see that a guy like Red Buttons is still being searched online … and still making people laugh! He deserved a dinner!

Number Three

I was tickled and ecstatic to see that my blog about my all time favorite holiday special came in as my third most popular blog of the year (and of all time)!

Back in 2019, I took part in the Happy Holidays Blogathon and it was the perfect excuse for me to write about The Year Without a Santa Claus. It was the ONE special I waited for every year. I loved the Miser Brothers. As I got older, I was surprised at how many others loved them, too! It is normal to see people view my holiday themed blogs around Christmas time, but this blog gets hits ALL year long!

https://nostalgicitalian.com/2019/12/07/the-year-without-a-santa-claus-1974/

Thank you!

Thanks for your visits, your comments and for making this blog so fun for me to write!

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