Review FOMM 2015

Bob at work 1980s 001My friends at Jetpack (a clever plugin attached to my WordPress website), sent me a performance review yesterday. Here’s a few excerpts and links to the best-read FOMMs in 2015 (one of which was written by She Who Sometimes Also Writes). 

These are the posts that got the most views in 2015: (right click on link)

Jetpack offered this advice: “Some of your most popular posts were written before 2015. Your writing has staying power! Consider writing about those topics again.”

The best-read of 2014 was Crossing the Nullarbor

Website viewers from 75 countries enjoyed FOMM, most from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the US, Brazil and the UK, although we seem to be building a following in Mainland China and France.

I find it illuminating that this website version of FOMM attracts relatively few comments, probably because I also email FOMM to a rather large list. Some of you regularly send emails of praise and encouragement (and occasional dissent), and some only write when the spirit moves them. Thanks to those who commented online. I’ll be in touch!

Crunchy Numbers about Friday on My Mind!

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. The blog on the website was viewed about 3,300 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 55 trips to carry that many people. (This is a very odd analogy – ed.)

Some of you may not even have been aware that FOMM exists on a website. Bobwords (the website)  wholly owned my me and She.

My main plan for this column in 2016 is to find wider distribution; you can help by sending friends the link to the latest post. You can sign up as a subscriber by going to the website and entering your email address where it says ‘subscribe to blog via email’. You will be sent an email to verify and thereafter will receive an email each Friday with a link to the website). We promise not to share your email with anyone.

Meanwhile, feel free to read the ones you missed or, if you were impressed the first time, reward yourself with an encore!

The website has a new feature – further reading (a list of 10 blogs you may find interesting -but please come back to mine).

FOMM resumes on January 8. Happy New Year!

Bob & Laurel Wilson

(Photo: Bob working at the Daily Sun, 1980s. Photographer unknown).





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Ian Clarke
Ian Clarke
December 31, 2015 7:23 am

I am tempted to comment on the comments, so that next year (2016 for the arithmetically challenged)we can have the most commented-on comments for 2015. Must go – it’s lock-down time …

January 1, 2016 4:11 am

Fix the split infinitive ! To not share should be not to share…