As we get ready to turn over a new year and look ahead to 2012, I thought my readers would want to know what interested you the most as it concerned this blog in 2011. By looking at individual post visits, these were the topics that got the most views by you, the reader.
- Album Reviews – six of the top ten most viewed posts of 2011 were artist album reviews. That is a bit surprising considering I wasn’t doing album reviews when I started this blog and never intended on doing them. When I started receiving recordings to review I decided to go ahead and do them. Now it seems it is one of the most valued parts of what I do according to the readers.
- NQC recaps – It is not surprising September had the most site visits of any month all year. As much as folks try to write off the validity of the National Quartet Convention, readers still want to know all the happenings and thoughts on what is going on. As long as that continues, I will continue offering highlights each year of NQC.
- The Church Across The Street – The most read individual commentary of 2011 was my post and thoughts on the song “The Church Across The Street”. A top 10 song for Susan Whisnant in 2011, this commentary got a lot of attention.
- Nancy Harmon – It seems the readers couldn’t get enough of a YouTube clip I posted of Nancy Harmon singing her hit song, “I’ve Come Too Far”. It was the fifth most viewed post of 2011.
- Smack Down!! – A feature I introduced when I started this blog still continues to be a favorite of readers. Expect more smack down in 2012.
- Ten On Ten – A new feature I introduced in 2011 was the ten on ten feature that highlight the top 10 albums of Southern Gospel’s biggest artists. This feature caught on quickly and was one of the most viewed features of the last quarter of 2011. Expect more in the new year.
I am continually amazed by the fact that individuals continue to stop by and read this site on a daily basis. While I am far from being considered an expert, my years around this music and amassing a fairly large collection of Southern Gospel, I can at least provide some insight on not only what is currently being offered by artists but also on the history of this genre’s great music.
As we look ahead to 2012, expect more of the same. This blog will remain a Southern Gospel MUSIC blog and will present Southern Gospel music in the many forms that are offered by the many artists that make up this genre. The most popular features of this blog will return in 2012 and I already have a few new features in the works that will start in the new year.