Every 60 seconds 60 new blogs launch and 1500 posts are published. Our pace of life seems to be accelerating like never before, so as we move into 2012, I ask myself, “Is ValleyCrest Takes On making a difference?”
Since our launch date six months ago, we’ve had more than 22,000 page views but more importantly, our visitors stick. Readers are spending three times longer on our blog than the national average, and as we continue to grow, I’m inspired by the contributors who have made this blog what it is.
I’m inspired by the number of readers who take time out of their busy day to read our posts thoroughly and comment on our perspective. Most of all, I’m inspired by everyone who has participated to make ValleyCrest Takes On what it is today.
Domestically, the states bringing the most readers are California, Florida, Texas, and Arizona. Florida, with low water prices and high well water use, is the most interesting to me. Most people believe low water prices and “free” well water leads to careless water usage. The people from the Sunshine State are proving us wrong. Go Sunshine State! And whoever you are in Winnetka, thank you, we would love to have you make more comments.
Although traffic in the U.S. is impressive, I’m encouraged that this is becoming a global conversation. Readers are consistently visiting us from Canada, India, the United Kingdom, and Australia. We’re also picking up momentum with visitors from Africa and the Netherlands. ValleyCrest Takes On is having an increasing global impact.
In honor of the first six months of ValleyCrest Takes On, I’d like to take a moment to review our most read posts of 2011. As you can see, readers still like lists. They also like the technical, hands-on approach to irrigation, as well as the more controversial and human interest blogs like “Unintended Parenting Advice” and “How Green Is Your Yule Tree.” It’s been amazing to watch the “Yule Tree” post take off in particular. It’s been less than a month since Alan Harris wrote that post and the article has already rocketed into the top 10.
So after careful review and consideration of the data, I say. “Yes, we (all of us) are making a difference in water conservation.” Thanks to all of you who comment, read and contribute and here’s to an even more robust conversation in 2012.
Our Top Ten Visited Blog Posts
- Landscape Irrigation – Saving Water Isn’t Complicated
- Class vs. Scheduled PVC Pipe and What You Need to Know
- 10 Easy Ways to Make Your Landscape More Efficient Today
- 10 Reasons I Hate Irrigation and What You Can Do To Make Me Love Them
- Uninvited Parenting Advice
- What Color PVC Pipe Is Right for What Application
- How Green Is Your Yule Tree
- Water Is Free
- Rain Sense and Sensibility
- Pay It Forward
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