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Top 10 Posts of 2019

You might be wondering why I would do a post like this when my blog only had two posts in 2019.  I looked at my stats at the end of 2019 and was amazed at the hits my blog was still getting and what the popular posts were.  This year I included the top 5 searches on my blog.  You can see the 2018 list here.

Top 10 of 2019
  1. US Marine Casualty Cards - 2014 (+1)
  2. Goodbye Evernote, Hello OneNote - 2018 (+2)
  3. Evernote Research Checklist -- update - 2018 
  4. Using Evernote for my Planner - 2017 (+2)
  5. OneNote | A Look Inside - 2019 (new)
  6. Evernote To Do List Update - 2015 (-1)
  7. The Great Genealogy Shape Up of 2018! - 2018  (new)
  8. Evernote to OneNote | Importing Notes - 2018 (new)
  9. OneNote | Anatomy of a Notebook - 2018 (new)
  10. Top 10 Posts for 2018 - 2019 (new)

Top 5 Searches of 2019
  1. Evernote
  2. Legacy Family Tree
  3. OneNote
  4. Thomas
  5. Rutan

Some Thoughts
I'm surprised once again that US Marine Casualty Cards is still on this list and it is now the #1 post.  Having content that is relevant no matter when people find it also helps.  For that reason I find that updating posts and links within posts is helpful.


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