2015 is coming to a close. Man, that went fast.
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!
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.
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):
- NC Enters Year 4 of Common Core and Reading Retention for 3rd Graders Increases Statewide
- For $40,658 a Year, Your Child Can Learn to Play Dead on a Quad
- A Letter to @Instapundit on Higher Ed Lobbying and For Profit Colleges
- Common Core: How Many Teachers And Parents Have To Leave?
- CCSSO President Questions Testing For Homeschoolers
- FACEBOOK: PAPERS PLEASE!
- CASE 21 Tests In NC
- Corruption In The 8th District of NC Dem Party?
- #NotAHomeSchool: Leesville High Art Teacher Arrested For Harassing Phone Calls
- Bev Perdue Amazed By 2nd Grade Common Core Math
Top ten referrers to the blog for 2015 in order from most to least:
- Carolina Plotthound
- Director Blue
- Daily Haymaker
- Pirate’s Cove
- NC Renegade
- Missouri Education Watchdog
- Da Tech Guy Blog
- IJ Review