2014 in review

WordPress put together stats from my blog this year.  This is both really fun and humbling.  It’s amazing that so many people are interested in what I have to say!  I am also way behind on blogging.  Since my last post, I’ve had 17 orders from my Etsy store.  17!  Before this November I had seven total.  I also had some personal orders from friends and holiday gifts to make.  November and December have been crazy.  It’s all finished, and I can finally breathe (and work on a project for me).  I’ll catch up on the blog soon.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 30,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 11 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Happy Birthday to Engineered Creations!

I started my blog, Engineered Creations, exactly one year ago today.  The response I’ve gotten has been absolutely incredible.  I never dreamed so many people from around the world would be interested in my crafting experiences/patterns and recipes.  Here are a few statistics from the last year.

  • My blog has had 20,665 views in the last year.  That’s an average of about 57 views per day.  That’s insane!
  • My blog readership really picked up in November and December.  During that time, a popular bacon newsletter linked to my Bacon and Cheese Crock Pot Quiche recipe, Raverly put my Baby Turkey Hat pattern on their front page, and I published my Katniss Cowl pattern, which became very popular.  Those three posts have seen consistent high traffic keeping my numbers high since November.

Stats 1

  • My blog has been read around the world in a total of 83 countries!  The picture below shows a map of all the countries with the top countries listed.

Stats 2

My top posts were: