Friday, June 10, 2011

Happy Blogiversary to me!

Apparently my blogiversary was on the 5th, but I wasn't paying attention.  How about that, I've been blogging an entire year.
image via Martha Stewart

I started blogging to keep in touch with my family, and originally, the blog was probably 50-50 between decor-related stuff and pictures of my kids.  Over the past year I think its evolved more towards 85% decor stuff, and a lot less of the kids.  (Sorry, Grandma.) I blog nearly every day because I really enjoy it.  This blog is largely my sounding board for ideas that are in my head, and I'm flattered that my invisible internet friends are interested in stuff I'm thinking about.**

Today I'll leave you with my very first post. (Oh, I cringe at the tiny pictures and flash photography.) When I first discovered that you could keep track of page stats, I found that my very first blog post was by far and away my most popular post.  Hundreds of hits on that page, compared to low teens on everything else.  I couldn't figure out why on earth that page got so many hits.

One day I was at my parent's house, and told my father to check out something I had just posted.  He brought up my blog, and the page it brought up was my very first post.  "Um, does it always bring up the first post, instead of the most recent?" Apparently my father's browser settings were set to start at the beginning of the blog.  So my post popularity was not because people of the internets found it fascinating, but due solely to my father bringing up that page every time he checked my blog.  Still, despite the flash photography, its one of my favorite posts.


**Question I cannot find the answer to anywhere:  suppose you have 5 Google Followers, and 25 subscribers following in Google Reader.  Does your Reader subscriber count include your Followers (since if you Follow someone, it shows up in your Reader), so you actually have 20 people?  Or does it not count them at all, in which case you have 30?


  1. Happy Blogiversary! I'm glad that I found your blog. I've really been enjoying it!

  2. Happy blogiversary! wow - that is hard to type! I love all your design posts - inspires me to think about what I like! Can't wait to see how your new place comes together!

  3. Happy Blogiversary! Ha, that's hilarious about your dad's browser - and how cute that he reads your blog! I'm pretty sure my dad doesn't even remember that I have one, ha!

  4. Yay! How exciting! Its my blogiversary this week too! I really enjoy your blog as well:)

  5. Happy blogaversary, and go blog-reading dads!


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