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Celebrating the Fifth Anniversary of WORDWALK

January 17, 2018


Celebrating the Fifth Anniversary of WORDWALK


by Alice Jane-Marie Massa



Confetti–or snowflakes–kick off  the celebration of the fifth anniversary of my WORDWALK blog!


On January 19, 2013, I initiated this weekly blog entitled WORDWALK–with much-appreciated technical assistance from my friend Jenna Merten.  On that Saturday afternoon, I never thought about writing my 262nd blog post five years later; nevertheless, you are reading post number 262.  During these five years, my blog has amassed 13,802 views; of course, your reading this post just increased this number.  Thanks!


On this January 17, when I perused the statistical information which Word Press provides to me about my blog, I found the listing of the most viewed posts.  Below I will note the ten most popular posts of this past year and will provide the number where each falls in the most viewed list of all of my posts throughout these five years.  If you missed reading one of the following, you can find the post in the archives of WORDWALK.


  1. Blanford’s Mountain: A Gob Pile of Adventures and Memories (#6 in all-time ranking–posted on February 15, 2017)


  1. Leader Dog Willow Celebrates Birthday with Press Conference (#10 in all-time ranking–posted on October 18, 2017)


  1. Book Review: Peanut of Blind Faith Farm (#11 in all-time ranking–posted on September 27, 2017)


  1. Tributes to High School Teachers (#12 in all-time ranking–posted on May 17, 2017)


  1. Vacuuming Vignette: More Dog Tales (#15 in all-time ranking–posted on February 22, 2017)


  1. Thinking of the Little Italy Festival (#16 in all-time ranking–posted on August 30, 2017)


  1. Eating Lemons at the Library (#17 in all-time ranking–posted on August 23, 2017)


  1. My First Guide Dog: The Keller Years (#18 in all-time ranking–posted on March 22, 2017)


  1. Piles of Autumn Leaves (#19 in all-time ranking–posted on September 13, 2017)


  1. 1944: V-mail from My Father (#20 in all-time ranking–posted on November 8, 2017)


The highest number of views my blog has received on any one day is 141.  In these five years, 1387 comments were posted onto my blog.  During the upcoming weeks of 2018, I hope you will add to the number of comments on my blog or give a “like” to one of my posts.  If you prefer, you may e-mail me privately at:


Blogging is a good way for a retired instructor of English to keep in touch with the craft of writing.  Additionally, blogging has allowed me to preserve more family and hometown history.


With special thanks to all of my WORDWALK readers,

Alice and Leader Dog Willow (who is mighty proud to be second on this year’s list of most viewed posts)


January 17, 2018, Wednesday




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  1. Happy 5th Anniversary, Alice! All of your 262 posts have been enjoyable. I am looking forward to reading the next 262!

    • Hi, Jenna–How special to have a comment from you on this particular blog!  Thanks always to Lady Bunbury!

      Take care and HELLO to Harper–Alice and Willow

  2. Alice, Here’s to five more! Hats off, and happy writing. dp

    Sent from my Windows 10 Creators machine


    • Deon–Many thanks again to you for the example you set with your interesting, inspirational, and sometimes humorous blog!

      Stay warm and well–Alice and Willow

  3. Congratulations, Alice, on the Fifth Anniversary of your Wordwalk blog. Thanks so much for posting all the heartwarming, beautiful, creative pieces that I look forward to reading every Wednesday. Best wishes for many more years of sharing your insights and memories!
    Love to you and Willow,

    • Mary–Many thanks for your comment and your support of my writing endeavors!  Since I retired from teaching, the years have flown by quicker than I ever expected.

      Take care–Alice and Willow

  4. Carole permalink

    Congratulations, Alice, on your many endeavors of creativity! I foresee another book in the making!

    • Carole–Warm thanks to you, but no book announcements for a long while.  I do appreciate all the “likes” which you generously give my posts.

      Best always, Alice and Willow

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