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Most Read Posts From Year Five   Leave a comment

Wild Mushroom Cobbler

The blog is 5. Can you believe it?

Actually, the date slipped past me, as I was engaged with other priorities, so this celebration of 5-hood had to wait a couple of weeks. But, to the meat of the matter:

  • Of these 15 posts, 10 were also on last year’s list of most read posts. I’m thinking when it’s good, then it’s evergreen. And once you start to move up on the Google machine’s algorithm, then everything takes care of itself.
  • For the fourth year in a row, Velda’s recipe for Wild Mushroom Cobbler is the most read post on this blog. How many times was I served that award-winning recipe in Year 5? Zero.

With absolutely no hope that this situation will change anytime soon, here are the most read posts from the fifth year of MowryJournal.com:

Wild Mushroom Cobbler

US Flag: Common Display Mistakes

US Flag: Common Display Mistakes

Soap Drying Rack

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

The Use And Abuse Of Facebook

Portraits: Ronald Reagan

Petrified Forest National Park

Portraits: Lyndon B Johnson

Installing Oneida’s V3000 Dust Collection System

Tuolumne Meadows Wilderness Center

BattleShots!

Orange Liqueur Taste Test

Velda’s Ahi Wraps

Soap Drying Rack

Portraits: John Adams

Portraits: Franklin D Roosevelt

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Most Read Posts From Year Four

Most Read Posts From Year Three

Most Read Posts From Year Two

Most Read Posts From Year One

My Favorite Posts From 2016   Leave a comment

Smokey does not mess around. When he says the danger is extreme, believe him.

Smokey does not mess around. When he says the danger is extreme, believe him.

I debate with myself about the value of this blog at times. After all, I spend a lot of time thinking, writing, formatting … doing.

When I review the posts I’ve written over the year, though, and have to discard posts that I am really proud of in order to only show 15 posts, I know my effort is not in vain.

Here are my favorite posts from 2016. Please, enjoy!

A Family Heirloom

Auto-Updating & Patience

Book Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts 1 and 2

Choosing A President: 1824

Yeah. We voted at this place.

Yeah. We voted at this place.

Do All Lives Matter?

I’m Exhausted

Installing Oneida’s V3000 Dust Collection System

Mrs M’s New Booth: # 4

My Left Kneecap

Soap: At Long Last

Soap Drying Rack

The Board Chronicles: California Avocado Festival 2016

Why? You Ask Why?

Why? You Ask Why?

When Nature Fights Back: A Special Edition of The Board Chronicles

Why? You Ask Why?

You Get Your News Where?

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My Favorite Posts From 2015

My Favorite Posts From 2014

My Favorite Posts From 2013

Posted December 31, 2016 by henrymowry in Media

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The Best Of MowryJournal 2016   Leave a comment

These are the most viewed posts on MowryJournal.com in 2016. People from 150 countries visited this blog this year!

Six of these posts were not on this list last year, and 3 of the posts are new posts written this year. All of these posts have gone viral in one way or another, generating much interest beyond those directly in my normal, ever-increasing circle of readers.

There are 2 of Velda’s exceptional recipes here: try them, if you haven’t already. I promise you won’t regret it! It’s worthy of note that her Wild Mushroom Cobbler was this blog’s # 1 most read post for the last 2 years … until it was unseated by this year’s story about my new dust collection system. Apparently, there are more woodworkers wanting cleaner shops than cooks wanting to cook with mushrooms? If so, I very much regret it.

I focus on the recipe, of course, in the hopes that Mrs M will find time in her busy schedule to make that spectacular dish again in the near future. Maybe a little competitive spirit will inspire her.

My final observation is that I have no idea why my articles about the 18th, 36th, 2nd, 40th & 42nd Presidents are among the most read, nor why they are viewed more often than, say, my portrait of the 26th President. If nothing else, I’ve proven this year that I don’t understand politics that well.

But then, after this year, who can say they do?

In 2017, the portrait of the 44th President should be unveiled, which will then give me opportunity to update this series. Good: I already have one blog post planned for 2017!

Ductwork 16

Installing Oneida’s V3000 Dust Collection System

Installing Oneida’s V3000 Dust Collection System

Wild Mushroom Cobbler

Portraits: Ulysses S Grant

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Petrified Forest National Park

Portraits: Lyndon B Johnson

Soap Drying Rack

Wild Mushroom Cobbler

Wild Mushroom Cobbler

US Flag: Common Display Mistakes

Tuolumne Meadows Wilderness Center

Mrs M’s New Booth: # 4

Portraits: John Adams

Portraits: Ronald Reagan

The Use and Abuse of Facebook

Velda’s Ahi Wraps

Portraits: Bill Clinton

Ulysses S Grant, Official White House Portrait

Ulysses S Grant, Official White House Portrait

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The Best of MowryJournal 2015

The Best of MowryJournal 2014

The Best of MowryJournal 2013

The Best of MowryJournal 2012

Posted December 30, 2016 by henrymowry in Media

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My Favorite Posts From Year 4   1 comment

Installing Oneida's V3000 Dust Collection System

Installing Oneida’s V3000 Dust Collection System

MowryJournal.com is now 4!

Only one of my favorite posts from this past year also appeared on the “most read” list that was posted yesterday … and that post was about installing my new Dust Collection System. This post was linked by a reader on the woodworking Reddit forum, and it went viral from there.

I’m happy that many people found that post worthwhile, but I’m actually a lot more excited that the V3000 has made such a huge improvement in the air quality in the shop! That’s why that installation was so important; the blog post just documented that importance, and other people are interested. That’s a good thing.

The first 2 threads that I see in this collection of favorite posts are that I like writing about learning, and I’m doing a lot in the garage woodshop.

And I don’t see those trends changing any time soon.

Just like the other common thread that’s here: family. Also, not changing any time soon. Right?

Here are my favorite blog posts from the past 12 months. If you missed some of these good reads along the way, please enjoy!

13 Things Learned In The Shop Last Weekend

Five Things I Didn’t Know About The Confederate Flag

Things I Learned Watching The Superbowl

Things I Learned Watching The Superbowl

How Far We’ve Come

Installing Oneida’s V3000 Dust Collection System

Mrs M’s New Booth: # 4

My Left Kneecap

My Mother, Who Is Grand

Ten Things That Will Disappear In My Lifetime

The Board Chronicles: California Strawberry Festival 2016

The Nearly Lost Recipe

The View From The Hubble Telescope

Things I Learned At The Street Fair, 2015

Things I Learned Watching The Superbowl

Why? You Ask Why?

Why? You Ask Why?

Why? You Ask Why?

You Get Your News Where?

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My Favorite Posts From Year 3

My Favorite Posts From Year 2

My Favorite Posts From Year 1

Posted June 22, 2016 by henrymowry in Media

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Most Read Posts From Year Four   1 comment

Wild Mushroom Cobbler

Wild Mushroom Cobbler

“The winner … and STILL champeen … Wild Mushroom Cobbler!”

For the 3rd year in row, Velda’s recipe has been the most read post on MowryJournal.com. Two quick facts result:

  1. If you haven’t made this recipe yet, then you are missing out.
  2. Velda made this recipe only once this past year, and I’m the poorer for it.

Here are the most read posts from MowryJournal.com’s 4th year:

Wild Mushroom Cobbler

Portraits: Ulysses S Grant

Installing Oneida’s V3000 Dust Collection System

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

US Flag: Common Display Mistakes

Ulysses S Grant, Official White House Portrait

Ulysses S Grant, Official White House Portrait

Portraits: Lyndon B Johnson

Petrified Forest National Park

Portraits: John Adams

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Smoked Paprika

Velda’s Ahi Wraps

Portraits: Ronald Reagan

Orange Liqueur Taste Test

Portraits: Woodrow Wilson

Portraits: Bill Clinton

The Use and Abuse of Facebook

More

Installing The Oneida V3000 Dust Collection System

Installing The Oneida V3000 Dust Collection System

Most Read Posts From Year Three

Most Read Posts From Year Two

Most Read Posts From Year One

Posted June 21, 2016 by henrymowry in Media

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The Best of MowryJournal 2015   1 comment

These are the most viewed posts of 2015. The blog had visitors from 149 countries this year.

Velda will be happy that her recipe for Wild Mushroom Cobbler is the most viewed post of the year. For that matter, a great many people will be happy after they follow her recipe. Now, if I could just get her to do so again….

These postings are about equally split between Velda’s recipes, my portraits series about the American President, my series on the National Parks, and then a few odds and ends from MrsMowry and myself.

If you haven’t read any of these before, please enjoy. After all, they are the most popular things published on MowryJournal.com this year!

Mushroom 34

Wild Mushroom Cobbler

Wild Mushroom Cobbler

Portraits: Bill Clinton

Portraits: Ulysses S Grant

How To Be Unemployable

Petrified Forest National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

US Flag: Common Display Mistakes

Portraits: John Adams

Portraits: Lyndon B Johnson

Portraits: Woodrow Wilson

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Smoked Paprika

US Flag: Common Display Mistakes

US Flag: Common Display Mistakes

Orange Liqueur Taste Test

The Truth About Rush Limbaugh

BattleShots!

The Use and Abuse of Facebook

The Perfect Sunset

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The Best of MowryJournal 2014

The Best of MowryJournal 2013

The Best of MowryJournal 2012

Cue the sailboat....

Cue the sailboat….

 

Posted December 30, 2015 by henrymowry in Media

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My Favorite Posts From Year 3   2 comments

Chicken Piccata

Chicken Piccata

It all started June 22, 2012. The MowryJournal is now 3!

Here are my favorite posts from the last year:

Breaking The Silence

Chicken Piccata

Chicken With Morels

Cutting Board # 15 - 030. Black Walnut, Cherry and Hard Maple End Grain. 12" x 16" x 1-3/8".

End Grain Is King

Cutting Boards: What Kind Do You Want?

End Grain Is King

From The Shop: Cheese & Cracker Server

Grandma Mowry’s Chocolate Pie

Great Read: The Silkworm

I Am A Ginger

Chocolate Pie 14

Grandma Mowry’s Chocolate Pie

I Can’t Do Seven Things At Once

Mrs. Fleming Taught Me Well

The Big 26.2

The Board Chronicles: Big Hat Days

Things To Do When Velda Is Sick

Things To Do When Velda Is Sick

Things To Do When Velda Is Sick

Velda’s Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

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My Favorite Posts From Year 2

My Favorite Posts From Year 1

Posted June 22, 2015 by henrymowry in Media

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Most Read Posts From Year Three   2 comments

Wild Mushroom Cobbler

Wild Mushroom Cobbler

Velda will love this post: her recipe for Wild Mushroom Cobbler is the post that was read the most over the last 12 months. That post has been re-pinned several times on Pinterest, and it’s gone viral from there.

And the world is eating better, if they’re following that recipe!

Most of these posts have gone viral, actually. “How To Be Unemployable” was picked up by a Dutch news service, for example. It’s a big world out there.

Here are the 15 most read posts of the last year:

Wild Mushroom Cobbler

Portraits: Ulysses S Grant

Portraits: Woodrow Wilson

Portraits: Woodrow Wilson

Portraits: Bill Clinton

Petrified Forest National Park

How To Be Unemployable

Portraits: John Adams

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

The Truth About Rush Limbaugh

Portraits: Woodrow Wilson

BattleShots!

US Flag: Common Display Mistakes

Portraits: Lyndon B Johnson

Portraits: Richard Nixon

US Flag: Common Display Mistakes

US Flag: Common Display Mistakes

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Smoked Paprika

Portraits: Theodore Roosevelt

More

Most Read Posts From Year Two

Most Read Posts From Year One

Posted June 21, 2015 by henrymowry in Media

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