Monday, December 31, 2012

Year One Statistics

Well, here we are at the last post for 2012.  I want to thank everyone for all the love and support of my site.  When I started my blog in February, I really didn't know what to expect.  I didn't know if anyone else cared about what I wrote, or created, or shared.  I had a goal of posting an average of one a week, or 52 posts for the year.  It wasn't easy, let me tell you! 

My intention for the blog was sharing all my crafting creations.  Reality set in when I found out how much time it took uploading pictures, writing the post, checking out other blogs to share with, sharing to those blogs, commenting, commenting, and more commenting.  And all this with slow, crawling dialup.  All this adds up to no time for crafting, and nothing made to post about.  This is the reason why I included blog hops, giveaways, etc. 

Even so, I was able to keep my original goal of 52 posts (including this one).  Let me share with you what my blog statistics show up to now:

    52 Posts  - 1 per week average
  394 Comments  -  half are my replies of course
  115 Followers  -  11 bloglovin, 17 linky, 87 GFC
      2 Awards  -  token I know, but I'm still proud of them
      1 Featured  -  thanks to Marigold's Loft

6493 Pageviews  -  all time history tracking
2975 Pageviews  -  tracking posted on main page since install around June
  805 Highest Month Pageviews  -  November  (Update: December had 1060, woo-hoo)

The top referring site was SimpleandSane.com with 368 pageviews, and Organize365.net comes in second with 239.  Thanks guys.  You rock!

My Lotus Flower  post received the most pageviews at 205.

So there you have it.  It's way past my expectations.   I still have a lot to learn about blogging, but with these figures, I feel I'm off to a good start.

Thank you all so much for taking the time to include me and my blog in your life.  It means the world to me.

Everyone have a wonderful and fulfilling 2013!


18 comments:

  1. very nice..
    http://fashionwithfitness.blogspot.com/

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  2. Happy 2013 and Many blessings to you, Julie!!!

    -Rekita
    LovelyArmyWife.com

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  3. Wow! Great numbers! you're right, blogging is incredibly time consuming. On the rare occasion that I am able to lift my head from the computer I suddenly remember I have a family!
    Keep up the fabulous work!
    Katie
    http://dysfunctionsjunction.com

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    1. Exactly! Why can't they fix their own supper? Just kidding. Thanks Katie.

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  4. Great numbers :) Thank you for joining Evelyn and myself at our first ever Lets Get Social Sunday hop! I'm following via GFC and Pinterest. Enjoy the rest of your week :) - Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes

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    1. Thanks Jamie. I hope you continue the hop.

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  5. Guess what? Your GFC follower number just got higher! =0) I'm following back from the Meet & Greet hop, and thank you for joining! Glad to be here, because with the looks of those awesome stats you posted, there's a lot more to come. And besides, I happen to like Purty Thangs!
    ~Kim
    http://2justByou.blogspot.com

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  6. Gosh Kim, you made me blush!. Thanks.

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  7. Won't it be great to compare this list a year from now to the one you've made here?! I look forward to getting to know you more in the year to come through your lovely blog!


    I hope you're having a great week and a Happy New Year!

    Thank you so much for linking up to last week's Aloha Friday Blog Hop!! I'm following you.

    If you have time, we'd love to have you come and link up to the Aloha Friday Blog Hop if you haven't already! (Thank you so very much if you've already linked up, I truly appreciate it!!)

    Come and link up and celebrate the coming weekend with us!

    Aloha,

    Jean {What Jean Likes}

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    1. Thanks Jean. I hope the next statistics blow these out of the water. Have already linked to the hop.

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  8. Newest follower here! I found you through the blog hop. Cute blog, I can't wait to read more!
    -Melanie@ meandmr.com

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  9. Congrats on your year of successful blogging! I'm like you- I love to crunch the numbers and figure out the data. It is so fun to know how you've progressed and what you have done. I just found your blog and have enjoyed getting to know you better. Hope you don't mind if I follow along!

    new follower :)
    Bonnie
    thelifeofbon.com

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    1. I'm honored to have you follow me. Thanks Bonnie.

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  10. awesome! I am sure you can double these stats this year :)

    Brooke x

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    1. I'm sure gonna try. Thanks Brooke.

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