I was going over some of the stats for the year 2013 for the blog and to me they are pretty awesome. Looking back and thinking about how I started the blog as a way to keep in touch with all my friends while I was at SHOT Show and keep them updated on everything I was seeing the blog has grown more and further than I ever dreamed this year. Every day I am reminded why I come home and pound away on the keyboard when I receive the simple new Facebook like or a kind email saying “I love reading everyday keep up the good work.”
I thought it would be fun to share some of the “best of” from Absolute BS in 2013 and share what a small hobby has turned into.
Most read Article was the ATS War belt Review followed by the Suunto Core Review. Amazingly the war belt review comes up as number three in the google search.
The most used search term was obviously ATS war belt but the next in line surprised me a bit. “Magpul leaving Colorado” was the second on the list.
Another huge surprise to me was the number of countries that have managed to find their way to the blog. A grand total of 85 have swung in to see what I have had to say. Leading the pack was of course the USA, followed but our neighbors up north Canada, then it was France, UK, and Germany rounding out the top 5. The latest country to hit the map with one visitor was Moldova.
Referrer websites were pretty predictable with Facebook at the top with most folks clicking over from there. But it was followed by ShootersLegion.com, Strt.us, and Gunbroker.com
The audience is 81% male with 18% female. The age range most attracted is 25-34.
I hope you have enjoyed the last year of second amendment news and firearms related talk. I have a few things planned already for this year. I am working on three pretty large projects now all at once. One is about the proposed changes to Ohio concealed carry laws, the next is one that I started within the last week on my recent change in daily carry platforms, and the last one is a project I thought up that is turning out to be pretty enjoyable. So stay tuned for those in the up coming weeks and months.
I am already planning out my personal training schedule for next year. The first class up is the one I am most excited about and will have a whole write-up about it before and after I go. I don’t want to spoil it so that is all I will say about it for now. There is another class that I am excited about that will help me work on a few skills that I feel I am lacking in and that is hand to hand and knife fighting. That will definitely be a huge learning experience for me.
As for Valkyrie Defense we are growing everyday quicker than we ever thought we would. We are booked solid with classes through the middle of February so anyone in Ohio is reading this and is wanting to take the Ohio Concealed Handgun class or one of our advanced carry classes please don’t wait until the weather breaks, contact us now and reserve your weekend in the spring and summer months now before they are all gone. We are getting all the details worked out with t-shirts, hats, patches, stickers, and vinyl decals as we speak so if you are interested is any of those visit the VDG Facebook page or our website and contact us for more details.
Once again I want to thank everyone for subscribing and liking Absolute BS Blog. I hope to keep the bar set high and bring everyone some laughs and good information throughout 2014. I always love to hear from my readers so if there is any suggestions or topic requests please feel free to use the contact page at the top or send me a message on the Facebook page. I respond to every thing I get so don’t be afraid and think you are bothering me.
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