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Ramblings | 2010 Year In Review
31-December-2010Posted by on
It has been a great year for us here at Big Dan’s Ramblings. I started publishing posts in May of this year and have seen a fairly steady increase of hits every week. The posts ranged everywhere from recipes to product reviews to a stretch where we were updating almost daily on Red Sox news. Over this time, I have slowly started to find my voice and figure out where I want to take this blog. It is still a work in progress, but we’re getting there.
Next year, I am committing myself to posting at least one unique post every week in addition to a weekly wrap-up post. The goal is to build a regular readership here that will grow into a fairly regular blog.
As a unique kind of review, here’s a list of the top five BDR posts from 2011 based upon the number of views each one received.
2. Homemade Sauce and Ricotta Meatballs – Probably my favorite recipe of all time. I outlined how I used fresh roma tomatoes that I grew in my garden to make a beautifully tasty tomato sauce. Then I tweaked a recipe from the Passion Food blog to create a terrific ricotta meatball recipe.
3. Open Letter to Jack Wilson, President of the University of Massachusetts – After reading an article in the Boston Globe about UConn’s success with their FBS football team, I felt the need to write the President of UMass urging him to grow the sports programs at my alma mater, especially the mens’ basketball and football teams.
4. UMass Football – Moving On Up? – This article was a follow-on to the above article. It talked about how I felt the MAC was not the right place for UMass football to land if they jumped up to FBS football. I received a lot of interesting feedback and responses to this post. Expect an additional follow-on in the new year.
5. Hamburgers – BDR Style – Labor Day means barbeques and barbeques undoubtedly means hamburgers. I shared an easy but tasty hamburger recipe with BDR readers that garnished a lot of hits. I hope everyone enjoyed!
Well, there you have them, the top five posts from BDR in 2011. I hope you all enjoy them and look forward to reading more in 2011.
Happy New Years to our faithful readership and stay safe however you are celebrating tonight!