Welcome December

That means hearing “All I Want for Christmas Is You” and Christmas hymns like “Carol of the Bells.” Don’t get me wrong I love Christmas songs—in December. I love Christmas hymns year round and wish we sang those more throughout the year.

But Christmas songs? We’ve been hearing them now for two months.

Hallmark Christmas movies started in October too. Granted most were reruns of older movies, but I was slow to Christmas movies bandwagon and many have been new-to-me. But I’m getting kinda sick of Christmas movies too.

I sense others may share my feelings and be on the verge of Christmas overload with three weeks still to go.

For December blogs, I’m not doing tradition Christmas topics. I’m going to talk blog statistics for 2019 instead.

I’m a cynic about statistics because numbers can be manipulated. Think about it margins of error are rarely disclosed and those margins can change the stated statistical results.

So why am I talking about statistics? WordPress.com offers statistical data about our blogs and looking at that data helps me determine the course of my blog for the next year.

I learn some interesting things. July and August had the most blog views and March was a close third. November doubled the views for all three months.

Curious, I checked to see which November blogs received the most views in those months. Overwhelmingly, Wednesday before Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving Day received the most views.

The topic: “Irish Blessing for Thanksgiving.” I offer that Thanksgiving blessing every year. I guess this year more folks wanted an Irish blessing for their turkey.

Did you miss the blog? You can check it out here: https://judythewriter.com/irish-blessing-for-thanksgiving/

Next week I’ll be sharing how many views come from countries outside the United States. That was a true eye-opener. Can you guess which countries the blog viewers came from?

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One Comment on “Welcome December

  1. I’m waiting for Love Actually movie. I seem to find more symbolism every time I view it. Look for the moment betrayed wife straightens the marital bed. She is one of the few actresses in this world who could pull that off. Excellent writing.

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