The Blog Turns One!

Wishbone dreams

It’s been a year since I started my blog! It flew by so fast so I thought it would be fun to share some blogging highlights from the past year. WordPress has some fantastic built in metrics and numbers to track. One of my favorites is the map that highlights all of the countries where people have read your blog!

Blog stats map

My blog has been viewed in 25 different countries! I think that is probably the coolest part about this experience is the ability to touch people as far away as Bahrain!

Some other highlights are listed below:

Top 5 most viewed blog entries

  1. Italy Adventures: Rome Edition
  2. 10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Me
  3. Italy Adventures: Florence Edition
  4. Italy Adventures: Venice & Pisa Edition
  5. Italy Adventures: Tuscany Edition

I have to say, the travel blog entries having the most visits doesn’t surprise me. When I first started exploring the idea of having a blog I kept reading that there is so much pressure to decide what your niche is. It actually stressed me out so much that I almost didn’t launch the blog, however the more I read the more I found that some bloggers start out with a particular topic or niche in mind, and end up evolving and changing. So, I decided I would just write about the fun things going on in my life and see where it goes from there. What I found is that my travel blog entries received the most feedback and the most views. Now, if only I could figure out how to travel more often so I can share my stories with all of you?!

The one blog entry, that is a close contender to the number one most viewed (and comes as a huge surprise to me), is the “10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Me.” When I wrote that I was in a bit of a writing rut and thought that it could be fun to share, and maybe some people might be interested, but I had no idea it would receive so many views! The beauty of having these insights is the positive reinforcement of what I’m sharing with everyone. If you like it, then I’ll continue to share it!

Total number of views

My blog has been viewed a total number of 425 times! This kind of blows my mind. While I realize that some professional bloggers out there have millions of views, and this may seem like chump change, it actually warms my heart. I really thought maybe 50 people would read my blog, so I’m grateful for those who have taken the time to read it, and humbled by it as well.

This entry is a bit short and sweet, but what I really want to say is thank you to everyone who reads my stuff! Writing is a passion of mine – always has been – so to have the opportunity to write for people (and that you all actually READ it) is a dream come true for me. So, THANK YOU!

Signature

7 thoughts on “The Blog Turns One!

  1. Sherry Delucchi Langguth says:

    You GO girl!!!! Keep traveling and sharing so people like me can fulfill our dreams thru your adventures. It’s like a reality show in writing. It’s a little personal escape for me and you are a wonderful story teller. I look forward to reading about your next adventure.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s