Time to Raise a Glass
I started Beyond Prague in November of 2012. That means November of 2017 will mark a full five years of this blog’s existence.
When I started blogging, at the urging of a friend, I had no idea that I would enjoy it as much as I do or that anyone would enjoy what I choose to blog about as much as it seems they do.
I most certainly didn’t imagine myself still blogging after five years.
Staying True to the Goal
Reflecting on five years of this blog and the current content of it, I can happily say that I have largely stayed true to my goal for it to be a general resource for those planning to travel to the Czech lands for either tourism or the expat life.
In the course of creating articles for places of interest that visitors could see if they ventured outside the capital city, I have also experimented with additional features to keep things fresh. Happily, going by the blog stats page, most of what I’ve added as new features has been well received by the readership.
On the matter of the information available through the stats page, let’s take a look at some Beyond Prague trivia (all figures current as of October 2017):
Number of followers: 219
Top 5 visited posts:
Trdelník – The Czech Treat that Isn’t (Total views: 2,797)
Slivovice – Moravian Tradition, Distilled (Total views: 2,345)
Moravský Vrabec – A Bird in Name Only (Total views: 1,238)
Czechs and Czech Culture (Total views: 1,069)
Made in the Czech Republic – Koh-I-Noor Hardtmuth (Total views: 939)
Top 5 visitors by country:
Czech Republic (Total visitors: 13,242)
United States of America (Total visitors: 9,614)
United Kingdom (Total visitors: 3,760)
Canada (Total visitors: 2,671)
Germany (Total visitors: 1,292)
Of course, the stats page only gives numbers and general ideas of what works and what doesn’t in the content. It says nothing for how individual visitors actually feel about the website.
After five years, I’d like to know this.
Your Place to Speak
I’m grateful for everyone who takes the time to visit Beyond Prague, even if they decide not to become followers.
I’ve put together this short and informal survey to give me some additional information about the readership that the stats page doesn’t give.
I hope you will take a bit of time to fill it out and give me the information I need to continue making this blog an enjoyable place and useful resource for you.
The survey is annonymous and I’ve set the deadline for responses as November 8, 2017 at 14:00 Central European Time. I plan to post the results on the blog shortly after that deadline.
Please take care when responding as you will not be able to edit your responses once you leave the survey page.
Please follow this link to the survey and thank you in advance for taking the time to fill it in: