Second Blogaversary!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Hello Readers!  Happy Friday, Happy Pi Day (this blog was posted on 3.14159, eastern daylight time),  Happy Blogaversary! AND this is my 101st post!  (I didn't realize that my last one was my 100th, so we'll pretend that 101 is special).

It has been a great two years of blogging, there have been some periods with tons of posts and some periods of nothingness, but I still enjoy blogging and hope you enjoy the content I provide.  In keeping with tradition (2 years in a row makes a tradition right?) here is some info about my blog in the past year:

Most commonly searched keyword that brings people to my site: "low-cal peach bellini"

1  My analytics was not working properly for practically the entire month of December, so the numbers are definitely off.
2  Blogger shows a different total number of page views from google analytics, so I'm not really sure why the difference, but this number looks great!

Last year I set a few goals for myself, here's what they were and how I did with them:

  • Gain more regular readership - I think I accomplished this one a little, I do have more email subscribers and a more widespread audience, but I'd still love more readers.  I had a few posts that I tweeted about and were subsequently re-tweeted which drove a lot of visitors to the site.
  • Average 2 posts per week - This did not happen. But if I discount my summer hiatus I think I almost hit this goal.
  • Have more reader comments and interaction - Huge thanks to all you who comment!  I love to read comments and respond to them, keep it up.

Blog Goals for the next year:

  • Build more great content. Please let me know what you want to read about! 
  • Try again for 2 posts a week average
  • More readers
  • More comments
  • More promotion on my part to get readers and comments by tweeting and posting on facebook
  • Switch over to a different blogging platform since Bloggers text editor and photo options are limited and a struggle (ie. not being able to make a table).
And Shariously big thanks to all my readers (and editors), keep spreading the word. And thanks for allowing to use so many exclamation marks in this post.


Unknown said...

Congrats on your Blogaversary! Proud of you for sticking with it and trying something new :)

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