It has officially been 2 years since I started blogging! (You can read my very first post here.) I can’t really believe that I’ve actually stuck with it, although I can’t say I’ve exactly been consistent… But, there has never been a month where I didn’t post anything, and I am still really having lots of fun with it.
I never created this blog with the intention of creating a large readership, or worrying about my page views, but I would be lying if I said that it didn’t thrill me to see a post be popular, or to have a bunch of people comment on one of my posts. And, whether or not it was my intention, my page views have dramatically increased over the past two years.
When I hit my 100th post last fall, I did a summary post to review some of the stats of my blog, so I thought it would be fun to revisit some of those numbers again, over a year later.
This is post #177.
So, I haven’t kept up quite the same pace as I did my first year of blogging. But I’m not too concerned with that. Life gets busy and sometimes it just doesn’t work out to get a blog post published.
Let’s go over the same numbers as last time…
Number of Logos: 0
This is still zero. I just haven’t put in the time or effort to do this. I should though… Maybe this will be the year that I do it…
Average Number of Posts per Month: 7 (all time) or 6 (this year)
So, this has gone down from the 8 post average that I had for my 100th post. I’d like to say it is because I am now producing content of a higher quality, so I produce less, but I know the truth, and the truth is that I am just not very consistent. My highest month this year (June) had 9 posts, which is less than the all time high of 13 (March 2015). And my lowest months this year (October) only had 3 posts, which is also down from my 5 post months in the fall of 2015.
Number of Posts Missed: 35
Last time, this stat was copied from Our Next Life and it was how many Mondays were missed (because they post on Mondays), but I didn’t have a posting schedule at the time. I do now, or I try to now… I’ve been trying for a Tuesday/Thursday schedule since that 100th post, so there should be a total of 104 posts in 2016. With my current total for 2016 at 69 (including this post), I am missing 35. But, of the 69 I did post, 8 of them were not on a Tuesday or a Thursday, so I could potentially increase that “missed” number to 43.
Number of Featured Posts: still 0…
Number of Big Award Nominations: also still 0…
Number of Twitter Followers: 31
Finally, something that has improved! Since my 100th post, I have joined Twitter! I can’t exactly say that I’ve been very active on Twitter, but I like to go on there occasionally to read what others are discussing and sometimes I even respond! I know I could do better, but I just find all this social media a lot to take on.
Most Viewed Post: Mission: Get Fit! (with 1,077 this year and 1,143 all time)
This post is miles ahead of every other post I’ve written. I don’t even think it was that great of a post… But everyone is always looking for ways to get fit, and it was a fun and effective challenge to do.
Least Viewed Post: My Phone Dilemma – part 2 and Sorry…
These two are tied with only 7 views each. My Phone Dilemma is all about me getting rid of our land line, which is apparently very common now, but I had some reservations. And the Sorry post was just me excusing my absence from the blog for a little while back in February when I was sick… Which I don’t bother to do anymore… I just don’t show up for extended periods of time. I’d like to stop doing that at some point, but not sure if/when that will happen.
Day with the Most Views: Saturday, July 18th (with 116)
No change here… I think my top day recently is only around 79 views, which while quite a bit less than 116 was actually quite a shock because I think the typical day lately has been more around 30 or 40 views.
Most Commented Post: KonMari My Clothes and Fall Fitness Plan (20)
The fall fitness plan post was in my top commented posts last time, but I hadn’t done my clothing sort and purge at the time. KonMari was really big last winter. Well, I suppose it is still big based on the wait-list at the library to get her books…
Top Commenter: Gin Is My Comfort Food (with 28)
Despite the fact that she hasn’t commented at all this year, she is still my top commenter. I guess I haven’t inspired anyone else to comment quite as much since then. I’ll work on that… Maybe I’m not working hard enough to make online friends? I know there are a couple that are beginning to come close…
Total Comments: 900 (and again, almost half of those are me…)
So, Now What?
Honestly, I’m not going to put any crazy goals on myself with respect to this blog. I want to just keep trying to post consistently and continue to use this blog as a way to keep myself accountable on my journey to being a better version of myself.
Is there anything as a reader that you would like to see on here? Any topic you would like me to cover or something I could go in to more detail on? I’d love any feedback you can give me because sometime I run short on inspiration and motivation, and having you tell me what you’d like will definitely help me along.
P.S. I secretly have a goal to get my total page views for 2016 to over 10,000. I am so close I can smell it… If I just keep posting consistently and keeping up on my comments and social media for the next couple weeks, I should be able to do that.