In my sleepy, time zone confused state last week, a milestone passed without my notice: my blog had a birthday! Yes, last Wednesday, Sweetpea’s Garden turned two. I am feeling a little bit of the terrible twos — I still haven’t solved the name problem, some days getting a post written and loaded really feels like work, and I have become terribly lax about replying to comments — but at least some of the time, I’m still happy to have a blog.
Last year, for my first blogging anniversary, I made a list of stats and facts that amused me greatly to compile. And so, I’m doing it again, using the same benchmarks as last year.
Posts: 582 (520 by me, 62 by Eileen)
Spam Comments Blocked: 5,586 (Strangely enough, this is only about 1, 500 more than last year. I think it must be broken, because a decrease in number of spam comments per year seems… well, unlikely.)
Best Day Ever: 326 — Wednesday, June 25, 2008 (Entirely because of this post.)
#1 Referring Site (Overall): No change from last year: Netvibes.
#1 Referring Site (People I Actually Know): Again, no change. MsP’s Bomboniera continues to bring it.
Over the course of the year, I was listed three times in the daily round-up from DC Blogs — I Hate Ticketmaster, Rockin’ the Red, Restroom-Style, and Stitch -n- Pitch. Rockin’ the Red and Crisp, Rest, and Cheer were also included as part of the “Blog Log” in the Washington Post‘s free daily, the Express. And, well, the Ticketmaster post had enough life beyond this blog that it warranted (in my mind anyway) a post of its own.