State of the Blog in 2021

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Here is the annual blog post detailing the state of the blog in 2021.

Financial Report

Blog Profit = $135 loss!

As you probably realize, I pay for this and make no money from it.

Blog Traffic

As of 1/1/21, we have just over 740,000 page views. Here is the blog traffic as measured by page views since I started it in 2015. See a pattern? In 2020, we topped out at over 275,000 views.

I get most referred traffic from Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and the forum, in that order. The distant 5th is a link to my bog from

Top Posts of 2020

Here are the top 5 posts/pages of 2020, excluding promotion board results or anything which is clearly old news:

  1. Special Pays Update – Senate Proposal to Increase Pays and BUMED Pays Update
  2. The New Medical Corps Career Progression Slide – What Does It Mean to You?
  3. NAVNORTH FRAGO Summary Graphics
  4. FY22 Promotion Boards – What are They Looking At and How Can You Get Ready? (actually, it was the FY21 version, but since I’ve updated it for FY22 it makes no sense to link to the old one)
  5. New Navy HPSP FAQ and Information Booklet

Top 10 Posts/Pages of All Time

Here are the top 5 since 2015:

  1. Joel Schofer’s Promo Prep
  2. Useful Documents
  3. LCDR Fitreps – Language for Writing Your Block 41
  4. Joel Schofer’s Fitrep Prep
  5. Useful Links
  6. CV, Military Bio, and Letter of Intent Templates
  7. POM20 Navy Medicine Billet Reduction
  8. Personal Finance
  9. About Me (who knew I was so popular?)
  10. What are AQDs and How Do You Get Them?

Most Common Misspellings of My Last Name

I can actually see the things people search for that lead them to the blog, so what are the most common misspellings of my last name, which is “Schofer”:

  1. Shofer
  2. Schoeffer
  3. Schoefer

That’s it! Thanks for reading in 2020 and for all the things you’ll probably read in 2021.

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