Big Dan's Ramblings

Ramblings from a Boston Boy stuck in New York

Ramblings | 2010 Year In Review

Big Dan's RamblingsIt 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.

1. My (Realistic) Perfect Man Day – This article was based off an article over at BroBible.com and outlined how I would spend a realistic perfect day.  I even broke it out between summer and winter.

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!

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  1. Pingback: The Week In Rewind | 02-Jan-2011 « Big Dan's Ramblings

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