We didn’t intend to be as late on this post as we actually are, but unfortunately, we’ve just been a little bit under the weather. Also, if I’m being honest, I was actually dreading writing this post for the longest time because I knew how these stats would look and I wasn’t particularly excited about them. In 2015, these are the most dismal numbers we’ve ever seen. But instead of throwing ourselves a pity party, we’re going to share the numbers and then we’re going to move forward because I paid for another year on this domain and we’re not going to let it go to waste. I’m still really excited about Yow Yow! I went through each month in 2015 and quickly scanned through all of the posts that I wrote – some that I laughed at and some that I had forgotten I had even written this year. Writing in 2015 was hard and it’s often times difficult to juggle this and a full-time job that I really care about, but if we can do this for six years, we can do a 7th.
Stats from 2014 will be on the left and italicized while stats from 2015 will be right and bold:
1,400,602 total visits to Yow Yow! – – – – – – – – – – – 1,471,487 total visit to Yow Yow!
In just 2015 alone, we had 70,885 visits to Yow Yow!
10,113 Posts 2,878 Comments – – – – – – – – – – – 11,003 Posts 2,989 comments (cumulative)
Top Post of 2015 – “Meet: Cathy Nguyen” 1,988 views (written back in 2009)
Top Post written in 2015 – “I Like Your Style…Kiernan Shipka” 303 views
Busiest month in terms of views – January 2014 (11,072 views) – – – – – March 2015 (6,923 views)
Most popular day: Wednesday (probably due to Wedding Wednesdays!)
Most popular hour: 9:00 AM (5% of traffic)
Total WordPress.com followers: 1,476
Total daily subscribers: 2,027
Credits + References
In 2015, we were reached out by a few brands and companies, but due to my work schedule and other time commitments, I was unable to fulfill certain requests and posts. We’ll try again in 2016!
Top Referring Sites in 2015 Were:
Most of My Visitors Came From:
- The United States
- The United Kingdom
(same order as last year)
*In 2015, my friend Mandi got engaged and we gave her “Wedding Wednesdays” as a column to share her journey as she gets closer to walking down the aisle.
*We tied our Instagram account a little bit more closely to Yow Yow! And this was HUGE for us!
*We had one of our photos used on Moorea Seal’s Instagram account.
*Things that we tried for the first time and wrote about: SoulCycle, Dry Bar, being a +1 at someone else’s wedding (also first holiday wedding on Halloween!), dyeing our hair, and attending our first Golden State Warriors game.
*Concerts we reviewed: Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift.
*We tried two places in LA that we had once blogged about on Yow Yow! previously: Eggslut + Milk Jar Cookies.
*We showed love to Smilebooth and Canyon Child.
*We got in front of the camera again to do our OOTD fashion posts – the first time since 2013.