Today is the last day of 2018 and as we segue to 2019, I want to revisit the highlights of my blog for the past year. The biggest news A Gator in Naples is that it has now received more than 50,000 page views! When I began the blog in May 2014, I had no idea it would last thing long, much less reach that number of page views.
Of course, in the Internet world that less than a drop in any ocean, but I hope each reader enjoyed something that I managed to post. To the exact, there had been 52,444 page views on A Gator in Naples as of 12:01 a.m. to today (Dec. 31, 2018).
My blog has two main topics: movie reviews and photos we take at Walt Disney World. Most days I post three new items and the third can be anything from a sunrise or sunset to something I photograph while out driving or even of such things as construction cranes or contrails in the sky.
As for movie reviews, I did eight new reviews in the calendar year of 2018 (a few I liked; a few that stunk), but it was a review from 2017 that continued to set marks on my blog: “CHIPS” was the single most-viewed page on my blog this past year with 1,590 page views in 2018 and 1,784 since its debut 18 months ago. It is the most popular single review on my blog. “CHIPS” trails only the home page in total page views, but it has only been live since July 7, 2017, while the home page has existed since May 22, 2014.
Overall, I’ve written 331 individual reviews of films and an additional 32 reviews of such topics as TV series, bad films, great films I won’t review and looks at film genres such as war or Christmas movies.
Today, I’m posting my favorite Disney and non-Disney photos that I took during 2018, so you can check out the home page for them.
As I’ve noted in years gone by, folks from more than 100 countries have visited my blog and I thank each and every one of them. Here’s what I reported last year and it remains true today: About the only places where no one has viewed from include Greenland (but I have from Iceland) and a few countries in Mediterranean-influenced north Africa including Libya as well as some from central Africa. While the large island of Madagascar hasn’t given me any from the Indian Ocean, I do have a single view from the island of Réunion. Three countries close together that haven’t given me any traffic are Iran, Turkmenistan and Afghanistan.
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