Thursday, December 31, 2015

2015 Year End Wrapup

Rocky Mountaineer in Kamloops, BC
Here we are at the end of 2015. I hope you had a great year. My 2015 was good, no complaints!

I travelled to a few places this year:

I didn't blog about PEI or Newfoundland or Vancouver Island - yet. Shocking, I know!

McCreary, MB
I did another grain elevator loop, this time a bit further north in Manitoba. I finished writing about my southwest Manitoba elevator-hunting trip early in the year.

One very popular series I started was the 10 Questions series where I ask railfans, modellers, etc. 10 questions. I recently started this back up again and I have questions out to a few more people right now. If you have any suggestions on who you'd like to see answer the questions, please contact me.

Confessions of a Train Geek had more than 75,000 page views this year, with the most popular posts being Instagram for Railfans followed by my first impressions of Lightroom 6's facial recognition.

I took the advertising off the blog in May - not sure if you noticed - but I felt they were a distraction and it was only bringing in around $10/month anyway. I have not ruled out advertising, and if I bring it back I will talk about it in the blog.

Me in Salzburg, Austria
I wrote 102 posts this year, which is an increase over the 82 in 2014 and the 66 in 2013. I like to think I have been emphasizing quality over quantity in the past few years.

Outside of this blog, I've been writing at:


I recently started another blog but I've only written a few posts to date and I'm not ready to make it public yet. Soon.

I published four train calendars this year as well as a Manitoba grain elevator calendar. If Santa didn't bring you a calendar, it's not too late to order your own now!

I'll write about what I plan to do in 2016 in the next few days. Expect more of the same, plus more! ;)

I hope you have a safe and happy new year, and thanks for reading!

6 comments:

One Man Committee said...

Happy new year to you too, and thanks for another year of great writing and photography! May there be plenty of railfanning and many safe travels for you in 2016.

Steve Boyko said...

Thanks, OMC!

DaveM said...

Hi Steve,

Yet another great year you've had on the blog. Best for 2016.

DaveM

chrismears said...

I'm glad you were able to make it to the Island. It was terrific to have a chance to meet you.

The Questions posts are ones I really enjoy. I'm looking forward to new installments. Each instalment feels very personal both in terms of your own questions and the responses they provoke. Thanks for starting this thread.

Cheers

/chris

Steve Boyko said...

Thanks, Dave!

Steve Boyko said...

I was glad to meet you and Taylor as well, Chris! Hopefully I'll get out there again soon.

I'm happy you enjoy the Questions posts. They are one of my favourite things to write.. the questions, that is!