by Carrie Bornstein
As we approach the end of 2012, I can’t help but engage in a little year-in-review. (Hmm… it just happens to be grant report season too. Coincidence?)
In any event, for a social media nerd like me, I never pass up an opportunity to enjoy all the statistics that WordPress offers me on a silver platter when I log in to our blog. And then I realize that you, oh faithful readers, are entirely deprived of this information – what a shonda – a total shame!
So here’s my roundup of interesting lists, facts, and general standouts from the past year… and beyond. To start, here are:
The Five Most Popular Posts from 2012:
- Bat Sheva Marcus’s “When the Mikveh Feels Overwhelming,” 1/18/12
- “Celebrating 10,000,” that I wrote on 4/30/12
- “Mayyim Hayyim Announces Carrie Bornstein as Executive Director,” 6/4/12
- Haviva Ner-David’s “A Women’s Birth Circle at the Shmaya Mikveh in the Galilee,” 3/7/12
…and… with 608 views, the most popular post in a single day:
- Sara Luria’s “The New York Community Mikveh Project,” 10/3/12
In 2012, the blog was viewed 25,095 times (so far – the month’s not over yet!) This compares to 13,972 in 2011. That’s almost double! And since we started it just over two years ago, it’s been viewed a total of 42,061 times.
Finally, I offer you some of my favorites that you may have missed, from the blog’s earlier days:
- “An Atheist in the Mikveh,” by Janet R., 2/22/12
- A Series on Welcoming a Transgender Convert to Mayyim Hayyim
- Amy Meltzer’s “A Judaism that Feels Like Home,” 9/29/10
Before I send you off with a reading list a mile long, make sure to check out Pocket if you don’t already know about it. It’s an app that collects your “to-read” list for a later date, synced to your Smart Phone, iPad, computer, whatever. Genius.
Finally – thank you for reading! Keep your comments, tweets, Facebook likes and shares coming. And if you would… tell us: what were some of your favorite posts from the past year? Or ever, for that matter?
Carrie Bornstein is Mayyim Hayyim’s Executive Director. Follow her on twitter @carolinering.