I’ve had great fun writing this blog. I spend a good amount of time every week reading and thinking about Walt and the Disney company he founded. So, writing the blog is something I look forward to every week. I’ve tried, sometimes successfully, sometimes not so much, to keep my posts focused on Walt’s legacy as well as where the foundation he laid has led or taken us today. I’ve been very pleased, often surprised at the level of interest in my writing, even though I purposely do not offer current events, Disney announcements or reviews. I think there are more than enough people and websites doing those things. I’ve listed some of them on this page.
You’ve all stuck with me through a period of writer’s block (see “Oh Where oh Where has My Disney Muse Gone?“) and my November writing challenge which I discussed in “Inspired by Walt to get Creative” and then used to think about Walt as a writer in “Why Writers Matter“. I can’t tell you how great it feels to look at the statistics page for my site and see how many people stop by, like a particular post or leave a comment. I’m particularly thankful for the Facebook group page administrators who have graciously allowed me to post my weekly blog. Much of the visitor traffic is the result of those pages. I also want to thank my family for their support and for allowing me to indulge my interest and excitement about the World of Disney.
Taking a look back, here are The Disney Connection posts that all of you found most interesting this year:
Back in March there were 50 views of, “Ahead of His Time. . . Again“, which looked at ways that Walt’s genius for developing film products is still being used by modern software developers.
My “Report on D23’s Behind the Scenes NYC Event” chronicled on of my favorite D23 events ever was visited 81 times.
My experience taking the “Walk in Walt’s Footsteps” Tour in Disneyland was viewed 131 times.
The October commentary and criticism about the 2017 D23 Expo, I called “D23 Expo is still a Fixer Upper” was viewed 279 times and received many comments on Facebook group pages,.
The two most popular posts came in July and were both related to the 2017 D23 Expo fan event.
A report on my 3 days at the D23 Expo, I called “D23 Expo 2017 Magical Afterglow“, elicited many comments and was viewed 319 times.
The most viewed post of the year was “D23 Expo 2017 Pre-Event Excitement” which described my excitement before attending the bieniall, Disney, fan extravaganza was visited 561 times.
I hope all of you, your families and friends have a happy and prosperous 2018. I hope to hear from all of you in the new year.