Yesterday marked the fourth anniversary of what I initially called “a foolish undertaking” – starting a blog. I celebrated by falling asleep on the couch at 8:00 – as I seem to do most days lately. (My life is craaazy, I can tell you!) I’m honestly kind of surprised that I made it; I’ve had a couple of periods of blogger boredom so intense that I was pretty sure I wouldn’t recover. But here I still am, armed with the realization that if I make it to next April 1, I should have more than 1,000 posts and 100,000 page views – numbers that are extraordinarily tiny for the Internet as a whole, but seem staggeringly huge to me. And so I blog on…
As is my custom, here are some stats and links for the past year:
Total Views: 88,295
Spam Comments Blocked: 9,054
Best Day Ever: November 12, 2010, 474 views
Most Viewed Post – All-Time: E-Cards for the Rest of Us has (finally) deposed Best. Thanksgiving. Appetizer. Ever. as the all-time most popular post. In fact, it slipped to third, behind the post that made the last blogiversary round-up as the year’s most popular – The Most Addictive Books Ever.
Most Viewed Post – Past Year: “They’re There to Play a Different Game” won this handily, with 616 views – thanks entirely to its link from Yahoo’s Puck Daddy blog. (Which, not coincidentally at all, happened to be on November 12, 2010 – my busiest day.)
In addition to the Puck Daddy link, the blog also made the DC Blogs daily round-up three times: Eileen’s post about James’ imminent arrival, Today is THE Day, and two of my Wayback Wednesday posts, My Little Pony and Just Us Chickens.