2013 in Review of this Blog


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 27,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 10 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

In 2013, there were 142 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 266 posts. There were 956 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 2 GB. That’s about 3 pictures per day.

The busiest day of the year was December 7th with 256 views. The most popular post that day was Three Easy Ways to Use Mesh Ribbon for Holiday Decorating.

https://cathytesta.wordpress.com/2013/12/07/counting-the-final-hours-til-the-evergreens-class-begins/  —>This was the post on your most popular recent day of December 7th, 2013.

Attractions in 2013

These are the posts that got the most views in 2013.

How did they find this blog?

The top referring sites in 2013 were:

  1. facebook.com
  2. pinterest.com
  3. cathytesta.com
  4. twitter.com
  5. cthort.org

Some visitors came searching, mostly for petasites japonicus, moss topiary mannequin heads, sansevieria, picea glauca conica, and musa basjoo.  This means people like to learn about plants – so this blog will focus more on plant topics in 2014.  Be sure to visit – look under “The Plants” link above in 2014 for more soon to follow.

Where did they come from?

Most visitors came from The United States. Canada & The United Kingdom were not far behind.  Why the Canada – perhaps the many relatives of Cathy T?  Why the UK – because Cathy T likes reading about gardeners in the UK and they’ve noticed Cathy T’s blog too.  Pretty cool, reach the world via blogging!

Who were they?

The most commented on post in 2013 was Cultivating a Future Farmer at Local Farmers Markets on this blog.

Most Active Commenters Are:

And most importantly, Cathy Testa’s 5 most active commenters on this blog, “Container Crazy Cathy T“, continue to be Bonnie (another blogger for CT – check her site out!), Dianne T, Gwennies Garden, Joyful Reflections Photography (love her photography work too!), and Jenny (another fellow blogger).


Thank you to all!

Thank you to my followers, clients, friends, gardening buddies, and family.  If you are a former or future class attendee of Cathy T’s offerings, remember by clicking FOLLOW BLOG VIA EMAIL (see right menu list), you will receive coupons for future events.  Big event coming up in May 2014 is the “THE BIG CONTAINER GARDEN CLASS” in Broad Brook, CT.

To sign up, see the CLASSES links at the top of this blog or email containercathy@gmail.com.

Happy New Year.  Let’s hope 2014 continues to bring us growing opportunities in our lives and gardens.

Cathy Testa

2 thoughts on “2013 in Review of this Blog

    • One thing I’ve discovered about Pinterest, as a user of it, is that you can search ANY word, not just categories. When I first used Pinterest, I thought in terms of just well, “terms” but now anything I want to locate info on, just type the word, and you find so many interesting links. I’ve always been into “pictures” – I’m a very visual person, and one picture to me says so much, but I do like writing as well! Cath

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