Wednesday, February 28, 2007

One Year!

I can't believe it!

I have been keeping this blog for 1 full year. This has amazed Mark. Usually, he only has to wave shiny objects to distract me.

Over the year I have experienced a few milestones. I have done 52 weeks of Friday Fun Stuff! posts. My readership has grown by 500% from 5 daily readers to 25 (WOW), I have redesigned the site twice, come up with 12 different monthly sayings for the Mad Scientist section, and my ability to write an entertaining post has increased exponentially (I hope!).

Some things I discovered over the last year.
  • I really don't want to post or rant about celebrities. There are tons of sites that already do that, and do it better then I ever could.

  • That posting about the minutea in my life is actually entertaining to a number of people. And that a number of people have kindly told me my blog is 'very unusal', 'funny', and 'weird.' I am considering these comments to be positive.

  • That people who have never meet Mark, think he is a strange, skinflint who parks too far from the door, and exercises a svengali sort of hold over me. When really he is the put upon husband of a maligant blogger, constantly having to read draft posts, provide feedback on ideas for this blog, and tell me that I don't totally suck at writing.

  • It is can be exhusting keeping up with what is happening on the net.

So to end today's year one post, I ask you, if you are reading this you must like it - so be kind and send out my URL to your friends and family. I would like to have at least 50 people reading me by the end of next year. Aim for the stars, that's my motto.

Picture from Flickr


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your first birthday! Your writing is amusing and I do enjoy dropping in an reading from time to time.

I'm in awe of anyone who can keep a blog going since, like you, I can be distracted by anything shiny. ;)

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Anonymous said...

I love the Blog, keep it going. Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

Good stuff loyal reader

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work!

jaylene said...

Congrats. I think that deserves some wine....soon!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!! You make me laugh everyday. I adore you sunshine!

Rebecca 'Becky' Heaman said...

OMG! Congrats. That must mean my one-year anniversary is coming up soon! I love your Clustr map - I have been meaning to add one to my site for ages. Friday Fun Stuff is my fave - especially the music suggestions! Keep it up honey!

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