Today marks the second anniversary of Amy’s Scrap Bag. Over the last year, I have written about a variety of library, archive, and history topics including but not limited to:
- Library Programming (five posts on this!)
- Information and Digital Literacies
- Archival Preservation
- Ethical Conundrums
- European and Military History
- My past library and archive experiences/projects
- And much more…
I also started writing book reviews, most for books I obtained galleys or review copies of ahead of or near the time of publication. Others were classics, modern classics, or new releases I thought I would share.
To celebrate, here are some data and statistics from the past year:
- Post Data, 2012-2014:
- Most “Searched for:” “Using Boolean Search Operators with Google.”*
- Most Viewed Overall and Library/Archive-Related: “Using Boolean Search Operators with Google.”
- Approximately 4,200 views!
- Most Viewed Book Review: “Review: The Ariadne Objective.”
- Though highly book-based, but not presented as a book review, “Ordinary Citizens’ Role in the Holocaust” has nearly double the views in 1/4 of the time as The Ariadne Objective‘s review.
- Most Viewed History Post: “Uncovering Forgotten History through Fiction: Fort Apache.”
- Most Viewed Genealogy Post: “Southeast Missouri Genealogy Resources.”
- Most Shared (tie): “On Digital Learning and Libraries” and “Caring for Your Photographs.”
- Most “Liked:” “Print Maps are Still Important.”
- Most Commented Overall (tie): “Reflections on Job Hunting” and “Missouri Genealogy Resources.”
- Most Commented Year Two: “Examining…Video Presentation and Screencasting Programs“
- One Spanish-language post was issued “Estrategias de búsqueda.” It combined two of my earlier search strategy posts.
- Three posts indexed by Google Scholar!: “Programming and Issues in Senior Services,” “Programming and Issues in Children’s Services,” and “Gaming and Multigenerational Programming.”
- This is an honor as most works indexed in Google Scholar are peer reviewed scholarly articles or books, not blogs. However, these posts were adapted from a graduate school research project I conducted.
- Blog Statistics/Data:
- 10,830 onsite views; 1000+ RSS views (most RSS readers now link back to the original post and show up as a referred post).
- 250 WordPress & e-mail followers, plus others via Facebook, Twitter, & LinkedIn.
- 386 comments/pingbacks & 350 favorites covering 106 posts.
- Main refers were:
- Google Search
- WordPress Reader
- Besides Twitter shares, Amy’s Scrap Bag has been shared: last check 7/8/14
- 20 times via reblogging.
- 8 times on Paper.li.
- 7 times via links on other websites.
- 6 times on Scoop.it.
- Viewed in 116 countries covering 6 continents. Most onsite views were from:
- United States
- United Kingdom
Over this year, the view of Amy’s Scrap Bag have increased to an average of 600-650 views per month. And after dropping to posting every other week mid-April, I still maintained that average. As was the case last year, my hope is to keep up this variety and see what the next year brings.
If you have any suggested topics or guest post ideas, please let me know. I’m willing to listen.
*Based on the search terms WordPress collected for Amy’s Scrap Bag.
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