Crunchy Numbers – 2013

BigThebuttonwoodproject started its fourth year on October 20th, and once again my blog hosting provider – WordPress – has crunched some interesting statistics for this past year that I would like to share with you:

They tell me a San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. thebuttonwoodproject.com was viewed about 2,300 times in 2013, up over 35% from 2012. If the blog were a cable car, it would take about 38 trips to carry that many people. Since its start in October, 2010 there have been over 7,800 views. In 2013, there were 272 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 797 postings. The most visited pages this past year were regarding comments and updates on Hess Corp., CVS Caremark and Dow Chemical Co.  This was followed by the Aggressive Portfolio page, a favorite area of interest given the historic market advance of 2013. My June 20th posting “What’s Going On?” was the single most popular post with 42 views, alone. Most of my visitors came from the United States, but there were some from all over the world with France and India leading the small international readership. Regular followers and email recipients also climbed in 2013, but continue to pass along the link to your friends and associates who may also have an interest in this subject. While the blog has received 48 comments since inception, I was hoping for more interaction and questions from readers, so let’s see if we can improve on that for this year. Remember, if you make a comment on a post, check back on that posting for my response; I have always made a reactive comment to each of my reader’s remarks. In 2012, I introduced thebuttonwoodproject facebook page that includes more informal news about the blog portfolio candidates – so take a look if you haven’t visited and, again, feel free to make comments and suggestions.

I am glad my loyal subscribers are continuing to enjoy thebuttonwoodproject as much as I enjoy writing it and that they find the content useful in the pursuit of their financial goals. Stay tuned in 2014 for more, albeit less exuberant, excitement, and thank you again for your ongoing interest. Have a healthy and prosperous New Year!

Bob Alcaro, Publisher

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