2014 State of the Blog Report

Belated Happy New Year! One of my favorite part of New Years is the “Annual Report” WordPress sends me about this blog, because I love seeing all the different places people read from. It’s encouraging to know that even thought this planet is so big and often hard to live on, there are other people all over the world who are doing therapeutic riding – we are all in this together! It is also excited to see how much this blog has grown. I share this to mark its progress, and hopefully encourage you too!

2015 blogging

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 120,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 5 days for that many people to see it.

The busiest day of the year was June 24th with 938 views. The most popular post that day was Index. (haha)

In 2014, there were 76 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 211 posts.

These are the posts that got the most views in 2014.

  1. How to become a Certified Therapeutic Horseback Riding Instructor
  2. Gymkhana Games and Patterns
  3. Trail Class, Obstacles and Patterns
  4. What to Teach – Riding Skills List
  5. What to Teach – Horsemanship and Groundwork Skills

Your most commented on post in 2014 was Off Horse Activities.

How did they find this blog? The top referring sites in 2014 were:

  1. pinterest.com
  2. amandaawakuni.wordpress.com  <—- Thanks Amanda!!!
  3. facebook.com
  4. pathintl.org
  5. pathintl.mymemberfuse.com

Where did they come from?

2015 blogging2

That’s 132 countries in all!

Most visitors came from The United States. Canada & U.K. were not far behind. (That’s almost every continent! This is so many more countries than last year!)

The other exciting thing is that there are over 400 followers of this blog now! Hooray!

To all my readers, thank you so much for joining me on this journey and all your support. I was a delight to meet a few of you in person! I look forward to another great year of passing on helpful information for therapeutic riding. If there is anything you want to learn more about, don’t hesitate to send suggestions for future posts!

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Note: This is not professional advice, this is a blog. I am not liable for what you do with or how you use this information. The activities explained in this blog may not be fit for every rider, riding instructor, or riding center depending on their current condition and resources. Use your best personal judgement!

 

 

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3 thoughts on “2014 State of the Blog Report

  1. Very Cool! You are doing an awesome job.

    It would be really useful if we could get a video posting of a wheelchair transfer. I will be conducting a training in Feb. for some instructors in training. Maybe I can have it taped.

    Debbie Holmes

    PATH Intl. Instructor & Equine Specialist

    CHA Master & IRD Instructor

    • Hi Debbie, Thanks for the suggestion! More videos is a good idea, and of mounting in particular. We are doing an instructor training program this year as well so I will see if I can get photos and videos of our mounting demonstrations. If you get video please do share!

  2. Thank you for another fantastic year of enriching & interesting information! I use many of your suggestions here in Israel :)

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