Happy New Year everyone. This time last year I wasn’t writing much for TTAK (my injury had taken a bit of the starch out of me), and I certainly didn’t think I would be taking over the reigns 4 months later. But I am thrilled to have been given the chance.
WordPress (the blog program and site we use) put together this neat “Year in Blogging” graphical summary. It was a great year, we had more than 1.1 million page views, though ironically 4 of the top 5 were workhorse posts from 2013 – Know Your Knife Laws: Massachusetts & Virginia, the review of the Buck 110, and Will’s Ask a Knifemaker: The Truth About Damascus. The only 2014 post that made the list was the Spartan Knife Block post. This came in at #2 on the year, thanks to the Instalanche that propelled our 16k+ view best day ever.
I also want to thank Sam L., Roger, Nathan, 2hotel9, and jwm who according to the report were our year’s top commenters. I can’t speak for the other writers, but I can assure you that to me there is little in this business more satisfying than when something I write generates a great deal of discussion and commentary.
I will toss out a few more little factoids after the jump, as well as more detail on my Question of the Day: Do you have any New Year’s Knife Resolutions?
A few more random things I learned from the WordPress report were that we have readers in 204 countries, though understandably the US leads the way with the Canada and the UK #’s 2 and 3. And for some reason Tuesday is our most frequent posting day. There is plenty more as well.
On to the Question of the Day.
Is there anything knife related that you would resolve to accomplish in the coming year? It doesn’t have to be something spectacular. Maybe you just want to learn to stone sharpen or find a new EDC. You might be more ambitious and want to try your hand at knifemaking. Maybe it is a trip to the Blade Show (let me know if you are thinking of going) – Maybe a bunch of us could put together a little TTAK get together on the sidelines of the show.
Nothing is too small or too big. I would just like to know where you all would like to be on your personal knife journey this time next year.
Do you have a Knife-related Resolution for 2015?
OK, and I know I am opening myself up to massive ridicule, but I am going to say Go Bucks! Having lived in SEC country for the last 8 years, I am tired of defending the B1G. It is time to do this boys.
Even if you are not a tOSU fan, you have to admit that this is pretty effing awesome: