Happy New Year and thanks for visiting my blog at billpetro.com. In 2013 the blog was visited 71,000 times as people viewed the 110 articles I posted during the year. The busiest day was Jan 7 with 1,040 views. Most visitors were referred from Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and Stumbleupon.
The most popular posts in 2013:
- History of New Year’s Resolutions: Where did they begin? January 2013. I posted this again today, seems to be a popular cultural touchstone. 6 comments
- History of the Sanhedrin: Who was this Council? April 2011. This story from historian Paul L. Mayer’s book In the Fullness of Time talks about the Jewish Supreme Court involved in the pivotal event in the trial(s) of Jesus. 3 comments
- History of Ethiopian New Year: What is Enkutatash? September 2013. The Washington Post interviewed me for an article they published on the subject. 2 comments
- History of Kirking of the Tartans October 2008. This quasi-historical article hooked the interest of Scots all over the world. 10 comments
- History of the Poinsettia: The Christmas Flower December 2013. Evidently I have flower lovers in the audience. 2 comments
Curiously, my most popular article of all time is the History of Australia Day
Why do you think Australia is so popular?
Thanks again for visiting.
Bill Petro, your friendly neighborhood historian