As 2017 starts transitioning to 2018, I want to thank you for visiting Wide Eyed In Wonder during the past 12 months.
I thought it would be fun to have a look at the year in stats, and see what insights I get, so here goes, according to WordPress:
Number of posts - 165
Number of views - 9043Best month in terms of views - January with 1,400 viewsBest month in terms of number of posts - September with 24 posts
Most popular day - Tuesday
Most popular hour - 7:00PM
Number of likes - 2,476
Number of comments - 367
I didn’t blog as prolifically this year, not like 2016 which has been this blog’s best year to date with more than double the amount of posts and views. There’s room for improvement and probably the biggest one I can make is to prepare posts in advance and schedule them because it is still my intention to post at least once a day. Blogging is a proclivity of mine.
I’d like to close off this post by wishing you and your loved ones an amazing festive season and a fantastic transition to 2018…and a few thoughts…
It’s more fun when you have to go through Z to get to M…imagine all the learning…and the photo opportunities 🙂But remember to focus on your priorities first…whatever your fuel, remember to always top up…Thank you for following.
And now for the fifth and final instalment of 100 happy thoughts (100/100). Click here to read the first 20, here for the second 20, here for the third 20 and here for the fourth 20.
Day 81 – Looking forward to working with a new client in November.
Day 82 – I flew to Cape Town to give a talk, and I’m glad I did it.
Day 83– I was early for my flight back to Joburg so was able to relax in the lounge.
Day 84 – It’s Fridayyy! ‘Nuff said.
Day 85 – Food shopping with Che.
Day 86 – Being woken up by Che with coffee.
Day 87– A lovely hot day, wonderful aromatic coffee for breakfast and Netflix binge in the evening.
Day 88 – Staying in a lovely Airbnb close to my client. The hostess is friendly and accommodating.
Day 89 – This client has a Vida 2 Caffè on their premises. That’s all I need to be happy.
Day 90 – I’m home sleeping in my own bed again. I’ve written this many times before and you must be wondering why…? No. Ok! But I’ll tell you any way that travel is part of what I do to be close to my clients and Airbnb is a lifesaver.
Day 91 – I’m happy to be able to sit still in one place and turn out a blog post.
Day 92 – Food shopping with Che and Netflix binge in the evening.
Day 93 – I started working with a new long-term client and am so excited about it.
Day 94 – I’m training a large group of people and day 2 of the training involves teams building a scale model of a whole resort out of paper to help the participants put the scrum theory into practice. It’s always a lot of fun for them and for me and incredible to see what they come up with – have a look (infrastructure can be drawn but the rest has to be 3-D).
Day 95– Flew to Cape Town for the Scrum Gathering and this time Che came with me. It’s his first gathering and it’s lovely sharing my world with him. Speakers dinner was at Black Sheep on Kloof Road. The food was divine and the conversation with fellow speakers stimulating.
Day 96– My first workshop is over and it went well! A fellow agilist introduced Che and me to El Greeyo Cuban House of Coffee in Salt River. The coffee was great and he bought us a bag of coffee beans. Looking forward to trying it out at home in our drip filter coffee machine.
Day 97 – My second workshop is over and it also went well! And I’m thinking of last night’s dinner with Che at Balducci‘s at the V&A Waterfront. It was wonderful to escape the madding crowd of the conference, and have a dinner all on our own. We arrived without a reservation, took a chance, and it paid off. It was full but there was a table for two in the midst of a busload of German tourists. The food was delicious and the service commendable.
Day 98 – Our long-weekend in Cape Town begins today, and we’re staying at an Airbnb in Gardens, our favourite area of the city bowl. It was lovely staying in, cooking our own meal and watch Netflix. Tomorrow we explore.
Day 99 – The day has finally arrived – visiting the Zeitz Mocaa museum of contemporary African Art! I’ve gushed about it enough on the site. Click here to see photos – The Silos Transformation.
Day 100 – Flew back home and, as usual, it’s lovely to be sleeping in my own bed again. It was incredible seeing the skill of the pilot as he manoeuvred the plane to avoid the thunderstorms over Joburg. Such a big machine and it glided effortlessly as it banked more than usual to line up to the runway.
Whew! I’ve reached the end of the 100 Happy Thoughts, inspired by Hazel from My Nutty Dubai. My wish for you is for many happy thoughts 365 days of the year. Happy 2018!
Reflections on writing, editing, life, family and social impact initiatives by a chief wide eyed in wanderer, wonderer and bottlewasher