I wish I could say this meant I have lost weight, but no. Beastly, life-saving drugs and inactivity resulting from a myriad of health concerns have actually increased the poundage. More to love, right?
As anyone who actually follows my blog knows, postings have been rare, few and far between. Since I no longer have apprentices, I have deleted all the posts relating to pagan culture, as well as the more frivilous posts, and will be concentrating on the art of creating art (and maybe getting out of all my recently created revolving debt thereby). That means more posts of my mundane life and less of my spiritual life. And look for a major shift from copper to silver in my boutique!
In terms of blog poundage, I’ve trimmed a total of 581 posts and I’m feeling lightweight and ready to take on whatever the New Year brings!
This blog is now seven years old, so I got it a birthday card.
While I was disconnected from the internet, this blog reached 500,000 readers! Thank you so much for visiting and I hope you will continue to enjoy my scribblings, ramblings and mindless minutiae for years to come.
Today you are 6 years old! Thank you for surviving toddlerhood and kindergarten; you’ve reached the first grade and I couldn’t be more proud!
To celebrate, I’m throwing you an Enchanted Forest Birthday Party…
Not only is this blog going to be six years old soon, with only another 3,428 visitors the total will reach 500,000. Now, that will be something to celebrate! *SQUEE!*
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 58,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it. 5,000 people attended the Aspen Food and Wine Festival. If each view were a foodie, this blog would power 12 festivals.
In 2012, there were 91 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 1,380 posts. There were 392 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 88 MB. That’s about a picture per day.
The busiest day of the year was June 27th with 548 views. The most popular post that day was Message D’amour Des Dauphins.
The top referring sites in 2012 were:
Some visitors came searching, mostly for birth animal, celtic birth signs, birth month animals, birth animals, and money bag year.
These are the posts that got the most views in 2012.
Some of your most popular posts were written before 2012. Your writing has staying power! Consider writing about those topics again.
I’m falling behind, folks. I guess I missed the numbers trick in 2011, but here’s what happened in 2010. On the brighter side, less than 25,000 more visitors and my blog will pass the 500,000 mark!
What do you want to hear about most in 2013?
I missed your fifth blogoversary, dear Blog.
I know, I should be whipped (with whipped cream) and made to stand in the corner. Bad Kat!
Since I do love you, darling Blog, here is something to celebrate being five years old:
Your very own pet dish. I bet you’re glad I finally remembered!
You’re welcome. We’ll talk again in 2013.