Seriously, by the time anyone reads this it will be 2018 anyway. So whatever.
Every year I do this post, mostly just to see what people seem to enjoy reading the most, and what topics I enjoy writing about the most, and to recognize what topics I should be writing more about.
Most Popular New Posts in 2017
How to Unstring a Vintage Compound Bow
Five Ways to Buy Land suitable for an Off Grid Home
My Love of Vintage Compound Bows
Five Ways to make a Homemade Bow Press
Handy Woodworking Tools for DIY Projects
Deer Ribcage with Arrow Splint
Why you should Never use a PVC Bow
How to make a Floating Shipping Container Home
The Diamond Infinite Edge Vs the Bear Cruzer, Archery Product Review
The Beauty of Rabbit Hunting for Off Gridders
My Thoughts Regarding 2017
repairing compound bows, something I had been doing for years as a hobby. To me it is a bit like performing surgery. I also purchased several antique / vintage compound bows and added them to my collection, so it should not come as any surprise that some of the posts were about this topic. What does come as a bit of a surprise is that 4 of the top 10 most popular new posts in 2017 were about compound bows, so clearly the readers were enjoying this topic too.
Two of the most popular posts were about buying off grid / shipping container homes, so that is a good sign - as that is supposed to be the primary focus of Project Gridless.
And to round it off, woodworking tools are great, PVC bows are bad, and rabbit hunting is good too. No surprises there.
Plus in 2017 my son Richard was born. Which is awesome. He is so cute it boggles my brain and he grows so fast. I look forward to many years teaching him archery, fishing and many outdoor skills.
This year I have also decided to record some statistical notes for ProjectGridless.ca on here too, in terms of the overall visitors to the website during 2017 and also some annual statistics for previous years.
Monthly Statistics for 2017
- January 2508
- February 2069
- March 2231
- April 2787
- May 5149
- June 6356
- July 3187
- August 2827
- September 6229
- October 3720
- November 3478
- December 4282
2011 (April to December only) - 584.
2012 - 2,160.
2013 - 6,360.
2014 - About 84,000... It was a good year.
2015 - About 36,000.
2016 - About 42,000.
2017 - 44,823.
I couldn't be bothered to do the math for 2014 to 2016, so those numbers are somewhat accurate estimates based on me calculating the average and making sure the total visitors ever matched the results. 2014 for example was a big year, with 100 posts, so it is really no surprise that was a big year. I think that was also the year I bought the domain name "projectgridless.ca" and started promoting the site more.
Have a great year in 2018! Or whatever year it is when you are reading this. :)
Project Gridless's Most Popular Posts, 2016
Project Gridless's Most Popular Posts, 2015
Project Gridless's Most Popular Posts, 2014 and Prior