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Fit Recovery 2014 in review


December 2014

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 120,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 5 days for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

*Apparently the “stats monkeys” were asleep at the wheel – that’s 125,000 and counting…

This has been a fun year for my blog, but a serious one as well.  A few months ago  was getting tired.  I’ve written a little more than a post a day for near two years and if you take the full three years I’ve been writing this blog, then add reblogs (maybe one a week) and I’m averaging 1.7 posts per day.  Folks, that’s a lot of writing on top of a big day job – and I’m picking up a second day job in 2015 (more on that later).  A long story short, I thought about calling it good on the blog so I could concentrate on more pressing matters…and then I wrote a few posts on recovery rolling up to my anniversary month.  Some of the comments on those posts made me think twice and I ended up deciding that I’d keep her going and if the worst came about I’d drop to one or two posts a week and just concentrate on the important topics rather than mess with whatever crossed my fancy.  Well, that hasn’t come about quite though I haven’t worried about taking a day off as much as I once did.

That said, I have a lot to look forward to in 2015.  As long as I do what is right and in front of me, it’s going to be a good and busy year.  One day at a time.

Thanks to everyone who came along for the ride.


  1. I’d hate to see you shut it down because you’re blog has been a constant since I first made my first WordPress blog a few years ago and have been doing your thing through three different incarnations of my blogs. I admire that you’ve stuck with it and have the passion to pass along your information even when it obviously takes up a big slice of time. I’ve found over the last few years that it’s all about balance and it’s very hard to find that sweet spot where everything works. I’ve struggled with balancing my activities – hiking, biking, photography, gym, wife, work – and have adjusted how I approach my time management to all of those the last few years. Not sure if I’ve got it right yet but I feel like I’m closer. I know you’ll get there and however it plays out it’s been a pleasure reading your insight on biking and life and know you’ll be just fine. 🙂 Have a great New Year!

    • bgddyjim says:

      Thanks brother. In the end, the comments that made the difference (like yours) all revolved around thanking me for passing along my experience, strength and hope… As much work as this blog may be, that’s the biggest part of a recovery program. If I’m helping people, well I’ve gotta keep it up. I have to find that balance. Thanks brother.

      BTW, I like the new format you’ve got going. Very cool.

  2. Chatter says:

    Congratulations on another great year. I have enjoyed your support and your open honesty you have shared on this blog. Its been an inspiration. While I do not always agree with you politically, I love the fact that you never sugar coat or change what you say due to possible external pressures. Your blog has been an inspiration and I have enjoyed all the moments you have shared, even the hard ones. Here is to another great year my friend.

    • bgddyjim says:

      Thanks Aaron. Yeah, my political beliefs aren’t easy and that’s why I try to keep them off the blog… Too much politics and I’m going to upset half of the people who follow this blog. Every once in a while I can’t help myself though. Thanks for sticking with me brother – and thank you for the kind words.

  3. PedalWORKS says:

    Keep it up bro. It’s cathartic.

  4. Sandra says:

    Goodness me, I’m a chatterhead! 🙂 I’m glad that you aren’t ditching, and yes, it’s okay to drop back a bit. I had to this year due to pressing things, but I always appreciate your blog posts, your feedback, and your comments! Keep’em coming, and I wish you nothing but more awesomeness in 2015!

    🙂 Hugs to my bruthah!

  5. Sue Slaght says:

    Great job on the blog. I have no idea how you keep up the pace of writing. I’m quite pressed at two posts a week. 🙂 As long as it is fun is my guideline. Wishing you all the very best in 2015.

  6. The Guat says:

    I love getting these reports puts your whole year in perspective and reminds me of all the supportive buddies we have out there.

  7. bonnev659 says:

    wow great job for 2014.. i hope you still keep the blog up to date but i understand when you need to take some time here and there. i know myself and others will keep you motivate for 2015 and beyond

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