Happy Anniversary to Me!

Today is my four-year blogging anniversary. It was September 25, 2009 that I decided to try my hand at sharing my writing with the world. That first day I posted four different posts, I was so excited for the new adventure. Over the past four years I have:

  • Published 988 posts (plus this one, which makes 989)
  • Completed a post-a-day challenge in 2011, actually publishing more than 365 posts that year
  • Had over 110,000 page views, starting with an average of 17 per day that first month and reaching a high average of 167 per day for March 2013
  • I’ve had page views from 171 countries out of the 195 countries in the world since February 25, 2012, when WordPress started tracking these stats
  • Gained 300 blog followers, plus 39 Twitter followers and 188 people who read my posts from Facebook links
  • Made a bunch of blogging friends who have blogs I love to read when I have time
  • Talked with numerous family and friends about my blog and been encouraged by their appreciation for what I write
  • Had 6,241 comments posted, though probably a third of those are me responding to comments
  • Started writing poetry, including a 40-poems-for-Lent session in 2013, and a total of 285 poems
  • Been invited to contribute to two other blogs, one of which (Broken Believers) is still in operation
  • Participated in a bunch of Open Link Nights and other poetry challenges at dVerse Poets Pub
  • Boldly shared the Gospel with the hopes of bringing the Light of Christ to as many people as I can
  • Based on hits for my recipes, helped a lot of people with their Traeger cooking
  • Taken one three-month sabbatical from blogging, though it wasn’t planned, it just happened
  • And thoroughly enjoyed myself so much that I am truly looking forward to my next four years of blogging and beyond

When I started, I could never have imagined the journey I’ve been on. I have no idea where God will take this blog in the future, but I have no doubt that He is in control of it every step of the way and that the rest of the journey is going to be awesome.

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7 responses to “Happy Anniversary to Me!

  1. You are a wonderful blogger and blog friend! Wishing you many more years of sharing His heart and words here!
    Thank you and happy anniversary!

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    • Deb, You are so sweet, as always. Your encouragement along the way is one of the reasons I’ve kept it up so successfully. You were a great example to me, too. I hope all is going well with you while you take a much-deserved break from blogging. I’m glad you are still around and commenting. 🙂 Peace, Linda

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  2. Happy Anniversary – Keep it UP!
    Love and Prayers
    susie

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  3. Renard Moreau

    [ Smiles ] Happy fourth blogging anniversary to you!

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  4. Hope

    Congratulations on your accomplishments! Happy Anniversary!

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  5. Happy Anniversary! 🙂

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