This Year at SeniorPooch: 2012

Get on your party hat. It's time to celebrate.
Today wraps up a remarkable first full calendar year for

It was the year that this very site got me back in touch with the rescue that saved The Mighty Boo Boo.

Our chief product reviewer, Rusty, got his paws on a variety of products this year. Even for those products that did not get a shining review, we tried to provide enough information to help you all understand if it was just a matter of taste or something else. We're looking forward to doing more of these in the new year so if you have a product that is senior dog friendly, bark back at us.

Over 3,400 different people visited the site at least once in this past year for an average visit of over one minute forty seconds. About half of those folks also became return viewers. This coming year I'm going to continue to work on reaching more folks, but also giving all of you a reason to come back again and again. What was your favorite post or feature? Was it easy to find stuff? How would you feel about a newsletter or better ways of subscribing to updates?

Speaking of making things easier to find, I redesigned the site and made a number of tweaks throughout the year. I think there is still more to do, but it's coming together quite nicely a year and a half into our adventure together. I use Blogger as the blog platform, mostly because that's where this all began. I considered moving to something else when the site "matured", but I've been pleasantly surprised at the new functionality Google has poured into Blogger.

Top visiting countries include:
  1. USA
  2. Canada
  3. United Kingdom
  4. Spain
  5. Australia
  6. India
  7. Philippines
  8. Brazil
  9. Germany
  10.  New Zealand
That's just the top 10 of 77 countries where folks surfed from to find the site. These represent people from all walks of life that live or work in 1,396 different cities. In 2012, I had interviews from two countries (Canada and the UK) that were not the USA. I'm looking forward to taking our message to more countries in 2013.

Interviews turned out to be some of the most popular posts these year and I'm already reaching out to more folks to fill up the upcoming calendar. Work with senior dogs, rescue them, have or had a special senior dog in your life? Send me a note and let's figure out how we can share your story or work together on a project to help get more seniors into loving forever homes. 

This year was all about building a base of like minded people interested in making a difference. Let's go do something with that now.

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