A Look Back At 2015 At LL1885 Blog

2015 is coming to a close. Man, that went fast.

Meltdown

ERRMMAGERRRD!!! OMG I LOVE YOU GUYS… Snarf, sniffle, snort

I’d like to thank everyone who commented on and supported this blog over the last year. Without readers, this blog wouldn’t exist.  Clearly, folks out there like my brand of snark as this blog cranked out 524 articles and the site garnered hundreds of thousands of hits in 2015.

I’d like to thank those who donated to the site as well. Your generosity helps keep both me and this site up and running. Reader generosity will hopefully allow me to add more functionality to it in the coming year.

I’d also like to thank my research guru, co-blogger and friend, Liberty Speaks, for her tireless efforts and congratulate her on making the top ten articles list this year!

Disaster girl coreAs I have done  for the last four years, I continued to cover Common Core in 2015 like white on rice.  We had a set back or two in the last week, so the fight continues.

I’ll be ready heading into and fair warning to Common Core Apologists –  the long knives are out.

This year, I also made good use out of Storify and turned social media posts and Twitter into quite a number of article. Be sure to check out my archive.

Speaking of Twitter, over the course of 2015, my tweets garnered over 1.3 million impressions and my top tweet was one of my more recent ones regarding the reauthorization of ESEA, gaining over 24,000 impressions.  I also gained nearly 1,000 new followers. THANK YOU!

On Facebook, the page for this blog also grew and rolled over 5,000 members earlier this year. The page had a daily average post view reach of over 7,500%.  I give thanks to my page admins, Liberty Speaks and Devil Dog — without them, maintaining that page would be very difficult.

This year I took on challenges outside of LadyLiberty1885 and joined IJ Review, Heartland Institute and the Civitas Institute as a contributor. I also said goodbye to Da Tech Guy blog after two great years of writing on his Magnificent Seven team.

HEHWho knows what 2016 will bring, but I am sure that I can continue to be a hilarious inspiration to conservatives and a royal pain in the ass to our friends on the Left.

I hope everyone has a great holiday season and charges those batteries for 2016!

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and  Happy New Year,

— A.P. Dillon
Lady Liberty 1885

Here are the top ten stories with the most hits (5k hits and up):

  1. NC Enters Year 4 of Common Core and Reading Retention for 3rd Graders Increases Statewide
  2. For $40,658 a Year, Your Child Can Learn to Play Dead on a Quad
  3. A Letter to @Instapundit on Higher Ed Lobbying and For Profit Colleges
  4. Common Core: How Many Teachers And Parents Have To Leave?
  5. CCSSO President Questions Testing For Homeschoolers
  6. FACEBOOK: PAPERS PLEASE!
  7. CASE 21 Tests In NC
  8. Corruption In The 8th District of NC Dem Party?
  9. #NotAHomeSchool: Leesville High Art Teacher Arrested For Harassing Phone Calls
  10. Bev Perdue Amazed By 2nd Grade Common Core Math

Top ten referrers to the blog for 2015 in order from most to least:

  1. Carolina Plotthound
  2. Instapundit
  3. StopCommonCoreNC
  4. Director Blue
  5. Daily Haymaker
  6. Pirate’s Cove
  7. NC Renegade
  8. Missouri Education Watchdog
  9. Da Tech Guy Blog
  10. IJ Review

Check out the Top 2015 Tweets on my Pinterest profile and see what videos were added to the Top Videos of 2015 list on YouTube.

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About A.P. Dillon

A.P. Dillon is a Co-Founder and Managing Editor at American Lens. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina and is the founder of LadyLiberty1885.com. Her past writing can also be found at IJ review, Breitbart, FOX news, Da Tech Guy Blog, Heartland Institute, Civitas Institute and StopCommonCoreNC.org. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_
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