It has been three years. No, not since my last confession, but since I started this blog, Almost Italian, although there are some parallels. Just like in that pontifical wooden cubicle, I get to confess some indulgent practices here in the form of eating, drinking and travelling. Like many other bloggers, an anniversary is a time to reflect, despite all the daily, monthly and yearly graphs and statistics provided by WordPress, the daily view bar graphs, views by country, statistics by post, best day of the week and time of day. This information is enlightening and addictive. I am constantly amazed at the success of some posts and the dismal failure of others.
So here are my top three posts:
- This post has received 4,148 views so far this year (5,100 in total). It was written in March 2015 but not a day goes by without at least 10 views. https://almostitalian.wordpress.com/2015/03/30/catering-for-an-18th-birthday-party-beginners-guide/
This lovely tart recipe, written in 2013, continues to be popular with 1,099 views this year. (2,560 in total).
- Coming third is a restaurant review I did last year of a new place in Sanur, Bali. With 732 views here this year ( as well as the 518 views last year) it’s no wonder the place was busy this year. https://almostitalian.wordpress.com/2015/05/14/lilla-pantai-top-new-restaurant-by-the-sea-sanur/
That’s one party, one recipe and one restaurant review. Sounds like a famous blues song involving lots of drinks. All these posts are from previous years, all contain simple and easily found titles, keeping them high on search engines.
The other bit of navel gazing that I have indulged in today are the stories and recipes that didn’t make it onto my blog due to poor photography in low light or sloppy appearance. I am blaming Melbourne’s weather for this. Here is a mosaic preview of some good recipes in the last month with lousy pics.
You, dear reader, get to choose which one of these tasty dishes to redo and post, now that daylight savings has arrived and the light is longer and there’s a chance of eating in the great outdoors again. Open each pic separately, choose the title and tell me in a comment. And thankyou for reading my ‘confession’, subscribing, liking and commenting. Your interest keeps me going. F xx