Kirkville in 2016

2016 was another busy year for Kirkville. With 2.8 million page views and 2 million unique visitors, a lot of people came to the site to read about Apple’s latest versions of macOS, iOS, and iTunes. Page views were down a bit from 2015 (3 million), mainly because I moved in the middle of the year, and needed to spend a lot of time packing, then unpacking.

This years most five most popular articles were:

While my writings about books, music, and theater didn’t draw anywhere near the same numbers, they also proved relatively popular in 2016, particularly my reviews of Shakespeare plays at the Royal Shakespeare Company.

I hope you’ve appreciated the wide range of topics I cover, from Macs to music, from iTunes to iOS, and, now, even watches. I plan to continue along the same eclectic path in the new year, focusing mainly on technology, but also writing about my interests. Thanks very much for reading, and thanks to all the polite commenters who have turned many of these articles into conversations.

Thank you also for supporting Kirkville through my affiliate links for Amazon, Take Control Books, and other vendors. It doesn’t cost you anything to use these links, and I get a small percentage of what you spend, which helps me be able to afford to devote time to writing for this site.

As mentioned recently, I’ll be changing the domain of this site from kirkville.com to kirkville.com. I’ll be making the change in the next few days. Initially, you won’t see anything different, since old links will redirect to the new site, but I’ll remind you several times to change your bookmarks or RSS feeds to the new domain.

12 thoughts on “Kirkville in 2016

  1. Thoroughly enjoy the eclectic approach. As someone who works in the entertainment industry, primarily live performance, I always enjoy the theatre reviews.

    Here’s to 2017!
    Joe

  2. Thoroughly enjoy the eclectic approach. As someone who works in the entertainment industry, primarily live performance, I always enjoy the theatre reviews.

    Here’s to 2017!
    Joe

  3. Yes I agree – the reviews really set this site apart along tech blogs – a breath of fresh air in a year when a certain Apple news site became obsessed with Pokemon and lost me as a reader after many years.

  4. Yes I agree – the reviews really set this site apart along tech blogs – a breath of fresh air in a year when a certain Apple news site became obsessed with Pokemon and lost me as a reader after many years.

  5. This is my favorite blog. And my favorite podcast is The Next Track, touching on many aspects of music and music listening. Kirk and his friend Doug Adams (and sometimes special guests) put out a great ~20-minute edition every week, which is both entertaining and informative.

  6. This is my favorite blog. And my favorite podcast is The Next Track, touching on many aspects of music and music listening. Kirk and his friend Doug Adams (and sometimes special guests) put out a great ~20-minute edition every week, which is both entertaining and informative.

  7. I must congratulate you on the quality of your headlines! It is nearly always easy see if a post will interest me or not—and if it is worthwhile to go read the full thing—by glancing at the first few words in the article-list in my feed reader (Vienna).

    Wish you a happy next year.

    PS – speaking of feeds and your domain change: make sure you set your feed redirect as a `Redirect Permanent` (that is the actual Apache directive). That way, a well educated feed reader will automatically update its internal reference (URL).

    • Thank you for your thought provoking and informative blog, Kirk. Over the years you have certainly helped many of us to navigate the sometimes annoying, but most often exciting iTunes updates, and at no charge your studied insights are better valued at priceless 🙂 Happy and healthy 2017.

  8. I must congratulate you on the quality of your headlines! It is nearly always easy see if a post will interest me or not—and if it is worthwhile to go read the full thing—by glancing at the first few words in the article-list in my feed reader (Vienna).

    Wish you a happy next year.

    PS – speaking of feeds and your domain change: make sure you set your feed redirect as a `Redirect Permanent` (that is the actual Apache directive). That way, a well educated feed reader will automatically update its internal reference (URL).

    • Thank you for your thought provoking and informative blog, Kirk. Over the years you have certainly helped many of us to navigate the sometimes annoying, but most often exciting iTunes updates, and at no charge your studied insights are better valued at priceless 🙂 Happy and healthy 2017.

  9. I have to agree with the comments above. Kirk is a Renaissance man. I have learned so very much pertinent information about my Apple products from his blog. I listen to both of the podcasts he does (with others) also.
    I enjoy the wide ranging subjects Kirk writes about – even though some of it is way out of the range of my normal intake of information. (That is a good thing don’t you think?) Kirk as they say in your new adopted country carry on chap & keep up the great work.
    I envy your ability to turn your wide ranging avocations into a profitable vocation. Happy New Year to you Kirk

  10. I have to agree with the comments above. Kirk is a Renaissance man. I have learned so very much pertinent information about my Apple products from his blog. I listen to both of the podcasts he does (with others) also.
    I enjoy the wide ranging subjects Kirk writes about – even though some of it is way out of the range of my normal intake of information. (That is a good thing don’t you think?) Kirk as they say in your new adopted country carry on chap & keep up the great work.
    I envy your ability to turn your wide ranging avocations into a profitable vocation. Happy New Year to you Kirk

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