There is something very comforting about statistics especially when they reiterate what you have been aspiring/working towards. Seriously, even while reading or writing articles, I focus on statistics which quantify ambiguity and somewhere stick with the user. So why am I harping on statistics now? It is year end and it is a good time to take stock of what transpired. I love receiving the annual reports from Jetpack that give a bird’s eye view of how the year fled past.

So here are some major milestones for the blog:

  1. The blog had over 1,00,000 pageviews this year.
  2. I wrote 107 posts this year taking the total posts on the blog to 760.
  3. The traffic to the blog comes from 134 countries! 60% of it is from India followed by 27% from USA and 2% each from UK and Australia.
  4. The Top 5 referrers for the blog were Google, Facebook, Indiblogger, TopIndianblogs and Twitter. Social media does count! 😀
  5. My Top 5 commenters were Shailaja, Prasad, Nabanita, Latha and Beloo. I am also grateful to all my other friends and commenters who have shown constant support to my writing.

My most read posts from this year were

Budget Air A scam in online flight booking,

Karwa Chauth is here.

The woman on the bike

The Great Indian Marriage Tamasha

Why your Facebook friends are not your friends

A couple of these posts were also featured on the Huffington Post, India. I also made my debut on Women’s Web this year. This post, Why the Indian homemaker needs to take control of her life went viral with over 1200 Facebook shares.

The Top most Posts on this blog are displayed on the sidebar. It is heartening to note that some of them were written as far back as 2010. I still have people remembering and quoting some of the older posts which is gratifying to say the least.

Some other achievements

I became the Content strategist and Editor of Money View Blog this year which has been a challenging, enjoyable and truly learning experience for me.

I also did some amazing web content for a few websites, articles, Corporate blogs, social media engagements and collaborations with a number of brands this year. Working with such a diverse and talented bunch of people has added to the enrichment of this job.

And you know what, solely by the strength of this blog and my social media friends, I was able to fight the rogue travel agency, BudgetAir.in and get Etihad Airways to push them to refund us over $3000 of our money that they had wrongfully taken from us. This showed me the power of social media and how my blog and its readers stand by me when it really matters. Thanks to each of you for that.

On that grateful and gratifying note, I wish all of you a fantastic New Year 2016. May you aim for the stars and achieve what your heart desires.

Rachna says 2015

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49 Thoughts on “2015 – The Year that was for Rachna says!

  1. Congratulations on your achievements and may you have an amazing year ahead. 🙂

  2. Congratulations!! 2015 was indeed a good year 🙂
    Looking forward to a great 2016 – blog-wise and other-wise!
    Best wishes Rachna 🙂

  3. Wowow .. now I am envying you.. so many hits but hey yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy. .
    Excellent and here’s wishing many many more hits and more post this coming new year..

    Wishing you and family a very happy new year.. God bless..
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  4. 1 lakh+ views and 107 blog posts! Awesome! You have put real effort into building this blog.

    And yes, you’re doing a fabulous job with Money View’s content strategy. Keep up the good work!
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  5. It’s wonderful to read your achievements, Rachna. The amount of effort that you have put in while juggling your family life is indeed commendable. My personal favorite was the ‘Karwa Chauth’ post, with the woman on the bike a close second.

    Here is wishing you, your family, and your blog a wonderful 2016 🙂
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  6. Lakh and odd hits! so many posts! How do you do it???? I always love to read your posts Rachna on so many varied subjects.

    Happy New year to you and your family! Waiting to read more and more interesting posts in the next year!
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    • Thanks so much, Sandhya. It has always been a pleasure to have you on the blog. Thanks so much for your support always. Happy New Year to you and your family.

  7. That sounds like a successful year of blogging. Wishing you even more in 2016!
    Happy New Year and looking forward to read more here. I know I have been lazy 😛
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  8. Hey Congratulations!!!!!!!!!! Statistics of your blog are amazing. Wish that you rise higher and higher. 🙂

  9. You know what? I thought I wouldn’t be one of your top commenters this year for sure as I have fallen back on reading a lot of blogs. But still, I remain to stay there…:P happy happy. and wow…107 posts…that’s great. I think I must have written 7 posts 😀 Above all, I am happy you got your money back..that was one harrowing episode. Here’s to many more wonderful years of blogging.

  10. You know what? I thought I wouldn’t be one of your top commenters this year for sure as I have fallen back on reading a lot of blogs. But still, I remain to stay there…:P happy happy. and wow…107 posts…that’s great. I think I must have written 7 posts 😀 Above all, I am happy you got your money back..that was one harrowing episode. Here’s to many more wonderful years of blogging.

  11. Congrats, Rachna! For me, 2015 was a mix of all. Here’s to a good 2016. 🙂
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  12. Wow! You really had a great 2015. It was awesome to connect with you this year, Rachna. Wishing you an even better 2016. 🙂
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  13. Sounds like a great and successful 2015 – congratulations and all the best in 2016!
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  14. 1M views is truly a major milestone!! Congrats on your many achievements this year, Rach!! Hope you have many many more in the year ahead!!
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  15. Wow! Great achievements. What a successful year this has been for you dear Rachna! May 2016 bring in more success, happiness and love! Happy New Year!
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  16. Wonderful achievements….wishing the very best for the 2016 … may it bring newer heights and achievements in your life…
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  17. Congrats my dear girl! I am so happy for you and here’s wishing you even better achievements in the coming year. Hugs!
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  18. Udayashankar on December 31, 2015 at 6:46 pm said:

    Hi Rachna,

    Nice to read about your achievements. I too thank 2015 to help me connect with such a wonderful person with loads of enthusiasm.

    Wishing you and family a Very Happy and prosperous 2016.

  19. Have an awesome 2016. Super duper achievements and keep up the awesome work:)
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  20. Oh wow! Truckloads of achievements for you there. Many congratulations, Rachna, here’s more power to you!

    PS: Is it only me or the link on ‘moneyview blog’ not working?
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  21. Wishing you a very Fabulous 2016 too Rachna.. your blog is something that I always keep coming to ?
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  22. Congratulations for the accolades Rachna and wishing you a very happy new year with more such achievements to come your way.

  23. That’s great and I am sure 2016 will bring on a lot more
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  24. We love reading your blog posts Rachna, congratulations on all your achievements in 2015. We wish you a very happy and fabulous year ahead!!

  25. Always a pleasure to read you, Rachna and so touched by the mention 🙂 You deserve everything that comes your way because you work really hard for it. Well done and I know 2016 is going to be even better for you 🙂
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  26. Congratulations 🙂 Best wishes.
    Happy New Year 2016

  27. What an incredible year Rachna. It’s an amazing feeling to see people grow around us grow.. Many Congratulations to you for all your posts and all the very best for the coming year..
    I am sure it’s going to be thrilling ahead!

    Cheers
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  28. It’s been a rather fine year, hasn’t it? Congrats on the achievements and happy new year, Rachna! May 2016 be even better.
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