Another year is nearing its end; just seven hours until fireworks will dance across the winter sky, delighting children of all ages – and frightening dogs. True to tradition, I’ve had a look at Google Analytics to see what you enjoyed most this year. (Here are your faves in 2011, 2012 and 2013.)
Last year, I drew two conclusions about readers of Sophie’s World:
- You’re interested in places off the beaten path, especially in Eastern Europe. That’s as it should be – part of this blog’s focus is the world’s curious corners, and
- You’re interested in the Arctic.
The same definitely holds true in 2014. Also, again, some of the older articles do very well, with articles from as far back as 2010 making the cut.
Without further ado, here are
Your 14 best of 2014
With two posts on the most popular list, Albania was practically trending here on Sophie’s World this year: this little post on one of the country’s two World Heritage sites, and…
…this one, one of my personal favourites, about a brief encounter I had with a young Albanian boy, back in 1992. Friends of the young boy (now a young man with a beautiful wife and daughter) recognized the photo and brought this little article to his attention. It was even featured on Albanian TV this year, as a retrospective glimpse of Albania of a different era.
I’m wondering if it’s the reference to BMI that is the reason for this post’s popularity…
The somewhat surprising winner in 2014 (published as late as in September no less) is an article about a curious little church on the west coast of Scotland. Alexandra was completely captivated.