Soooo, I totally forgot my Blogoversary. lol. It should have been September 26th. But hey, we’re here now so let’s get to it. Four years. Wow. It doesn’t seem real. It doesn’t feel like four years. So much has changed. When I started I wanted to eventually become a writer but now that is more of a hobby. I did publish some stuff under a pen name. It was an interesting experience. I also changed my blog design and name over a year ago. I love my blog name so much. It has a special meaning to me (and a weird/funny backstory) but I am still not sharing. I love torturing you all! The design is perfect. I wanted it to be busy, dark and full of crows/ravens and that’s what I got.
I have become more relaxed with my blogging. I don’t share my posts to a lot of social media sites anymore. Just twitter and facebook. I am not actively trying to gain new followers, but I love it when I do. That’s just not my focus though. I write what I want to write about and if you girls love it, yay! Some things are not so popular and that’s okay too. I like where my blog is right now. Though one day I would like to implement Photoshop tutorials. I know some weird, fun tricks.
I feel lucky to have made so many friends and to have learned so much during these four years. I wish you all lived near me so I could stalk you all! Because you all are amazingly funny, intelligent, beautiful, and special. Thank you to the commenters who have stimulated me with questions and conversations on my favorite subject: BOOKS! I can’t believe all the wonderful books I have read in these four years. Thank you to NetGalley and Edelweiss for making the majority of these books free!
I hope to be blogging for another 4 years at least. The wealth of knowledge and friends I now have has made all the blood, sweat, and tears this damn blog has caused me worth it! 😉
I thought we could do some comparisons on my blog stats over the years:
First Year Blog Stats
Pageviews: Blogger-62,278 and Sitemeter-19,337
GFC Followers: 925
Twitter followers: 1915
RSS and Email Followers: 202
Facebook Followers: 484
Second Year Blog Stats
Pageviews: Blogger-329,851 and Sitemeter-94,003
GFC Followers: 1,395
Twitter Followers: 2,345
RSS and Email Followers: 345
Facebook Followers: 1,440
Third Year Blog Stats
GFC Followers: I got rid of that when I switched over to WordPress.
Twitter Followers: 2,586
RSS and Email Followers: Feedburner’s been wonky since the change but it’s about 370
Facebook Followers: 2,001
Fourth Year Blog Stats
RSS and Email Followers (feedburner): 452
(I unfollowed twitter accounts that don’t tweet or I am not interested in anymore so my number went down because a lot of them unfollowed me back which is fine with me. Not bloggers though, I kept all of you!)
To thank you all for your years of friendship and comments, I have an awesome giveaway. I am giving away one book of the winner’s choice from Amazon for up to $12 US. This is an International Giveaway. Ends on October 26th. Details are on the rafflecopter.
Photo Credit: rottnapples