Today we get to celebrate many things... the start of the New Year, the ending of the old one, the possibilities that lie ahead, the successes, and the failures, that we leave behind.
While the general consensus has been that 2016 wasn't quite the banner year that the world was hoping for, it was a great year in terms of increasing communication across the Texas Twirling Community.
I have been humbled at all of your usage of the TexasTwirl.com website and the excitement over this blog. I am so appreciative of all the responses, involvement, and kind words. Our mission is to help keep our sport and our community going strong by bringing us together. I hope to see both continue to thrive in the coming year by spreading even more communication across our great State.
To celebrate what this blog has achieved, we wanted to do a Goodbye 2016 post to take a look back on the past six months of this blog's existence and recognize those that have helped contribute to our mission...
*Total Number of Blog Page Views Since First Post - 23,462 (WOW!!!)
*First Blog Post: June 21, 2016 - NBTA Texas State Championship Wrap Up
*Top Friday Night Lights Feature Post - Veteran's Memorial High School
*Top Collegiate Twirler Spotlight Post - Erica Kuntz of University of Texas
*Team #TeamTexas AYOP 2016 Post - Vick's Chicks from Fort Worth
*Highest Number of Likes on Instagram - University of Baylor Golden Girls
*Highest Number of Likes on Facebook - The Woodlands College Park HS Twirlers
*Highest Number of Shares on Facebook - University of Baylor Golden Girls
*Top 10 Posts By Page View Numbers:
#1: 1,464 page views - Collegiate Twirler Spotlight - Erica Kuntz of University of Texas
#2: 1,248 page views - Collegiate Twirler Spotlight - Sydney Webster of Texas Tech
#3: 1,199 page views - Collegiate Twirler Spotlight - Kaitlen McNeill of Angelo State
#4: 1,116 page views - Collegiate Twirler Spotlight - Baylor University Golden Girls
#5: 1,106 page views - TX Twirling News - Twirler for a Day & Twirl Life Premier Update
#6: 1,103 page views - Friday Night Lights Feature - Veterans Memorial High School
#7: 967 page views - Collegiate Twirler Spotlight - UT Permian Basin Twirlers
#8: 915 page views - Collegiate Twirler Spotlight - Lindsey McCormick of Mizzou
#9: 816 page views - #TeamTexas Support - Miss Texas at Miss America
#10: 784 page views - #TeamTexas AYOP 2016 - Deep in the Heart
Congrats to all of those who made it into the end of year wrap up and Top 10 list, and a big THANK YOU to everyone who has read, liked, shared, or contributed to any of our posts this year.
While we do have our Contest Calendar Series and our upcoming Collegiate Try-Out Update posts in progress, we are always looking for fun, new angles and information to share. Have an idea for an upcoming post or some exciting news to share with the community? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until the next post, remember...