I feel the need to share a bit of good news about High Plains Blogger.
The old year is about to become history, and I want to thank readers of this blog for reading these musings and sharing them when you feel compelled to do so.
2017 gave High Plains Blogger its most page views in a calendar year, most unique visitors, best daily views/visitors average over the course of the year, best monthly views/visitors average.
I thank you for that.
My goal with this blog has been to expand its reach. My Word Press enables me to look daily on the worldwide reach of this blog. During the course of 2017, my blog was seen in virtually all of North and South America, most of Europe, a huge chunk of Asia (and we can include Australasia) and a growing portion of Africa. All told, more than 150 nations were represented in the past year by High Plains Blogger readers.
Much of my attention in the coming year will continue to be on politics and public policy. As those of you who follow this blog know, however, I’ll likely spend more blog-writing energy commenting on retirement and the joy it brings my wife and me as we continue our ongoing transition to this new way of life.
Bear with me on that. I simply enjoy sharing these outlooks with those of you who might be heading in the same direction we are heading.
Oh, but this is an election year. Political junkie that I am, I will be unable to contain myself as I comment on what I see occurring on the myriad campaign trails across this great country of ours.
For now, I simply want to say “thank you” for giving High Plains Blogger its best year yet.
Happy New Year. Let’s enjoy the ride together.