Inspired by our expat friend in Canada, I thought I would take a look at my WordPress.com stats (using the Jetpack plugin) for my blog for the last 12 months to see which posts received the highest views. Here are the top twenty below (the highest, is, of course, the home page coming in at a healthy 45,000):
What it shows is that the highest views were on those topics which are global, and which would come up with one were to do a google search on those topics. Of those which were more particular to SCE itself, two topics stand out, the post on “Does the Catholic faith require the father to be the breadwinner of the family” and (which scored even higher on a combined number of views) the posts on “the perpetual virginity of Mary”. I think in both these areas the usefulness of a blog such as this has been demonstrated. These are issues (admittedly, quite particular) which were in need of further discussion and exploration and the pooling of ideas and knowledge.
Thank you to all who contributed to these and the many other discussions “on the blog” in 2011. I hope that 2012 will be a profitable year for all of us at the Commentary Table. Pass the port please!