2013: a Look Back
I never thought the birth year of a blog would be a big deal, but here I am, looking back on 2013 through the eyes of this blog, and thinking about all that has happened since I published my first post on May 25. I have been to car-related events in Michigan, California and Texas, gone to races in Sonoma, Houston and Austin, driven and/or ridden in Aston Martins, Jaguars, a Maserati, a Lotus, and a Rolls Royce, published an article on Jean Knows Cars, judged a British car show, driven Circuit of the Americas, taken a driving school, helped start a movement, etc., etc., etc.
It’s been kind of a full year.
Here are a few interesting statistics:
posts published: 123
Facebook fans: 141
Tweets twittered: 996
Instagram photos posted: 595
Number of countries in which the blog has been read: 48
Racing T-shirts acquired: 2
Circuit of the Americas cocktail glasses acquired: 3 (including one broken by Sasquatch)
Laps driven at Circuit of the Americas: 10? Who was counting?! 😀
Animals harmed in the making of this blog: 1 (Felix stood on my laptop keyboard and got pushed off the table; the only injury was to his feelings, assuming he has any)
The year’s most popular posts:
10. (tied) Co-Pilots
10. (tied) Hot Laps
And here are a few of my favorites:
The Next Generation – introducing my nephew, Wesley
M-Pressive – BMW track day!
It Doesn’t Have to be a Revolution – women and cars
Favorite photo posts:
Ladies in Red – the Red MINI and the Lotus Evora
Shaken and Stirred – an Aston Martin DB6
Day Two of Acronym Racing: WEC – in the pits with the World Endurance Championship
And, of course, ALL of the racing posts. 🙂
What were your favorites? Anything you would like to see more (or less) of next year? There should be a lot of fun things happening here in 2014. In addition to the car shows and races, I have some ideas/plans that I think you will enjoy. So stay tuned! And thanks for taking the ride.