On this last day of 2012 it seems like a great opportunity to reflect on the past year and this blog. I had been thinking of starting a blog on some topic for quite some time and just couldn’t decide what I was going to do. Since I have a myriad of hobbies I thought it best to choose the two I was most active with and so Bangers and Mash was born.
Typically I try to keep an even keel between the firearm topics and fermentation topics and with fermentation my slant is generally to beer and homebrewing. What I’ve found interesting is what topics have been of most interest to people reading the blog. We had some drama in our area when a local broadcasting company decided it was a good idea to vilify concealed handgun permittees who were following the law to the letter and had even been fingerprinted during the permitting process. Posts surrounding those events brought the most readers in a single day. What I find interesting is posts about the BJCP Exam brought in the highest overall number of readers. I had visitors from 95 countries and one of the most frequent search terms was for “Rossi Overland” a discontinued double barrel shotgun.
I’m never entirely sure on a day-to-day basis what I will post. Some days I start with an idea in my head and expand, others it is a topic I notice elsewhere on the web which catches my attention. In 2012 I posted every single day and in 2013 I hope to do the same at least until I hit 365 days worth of posts. The weekend tends to garner less views that weekdays, but the blog averaged 37 views per day in 2012. So raise a toast to 2012 and days gone by as we look forward to 2013 and the future.