23.6.09

Happy Blogviersary to Me!!!

It's my Blogiversary! My 1st ever blogiversary!! It is official... as of today, I have been blogging for exactly one year! I thought long and hard about how to celebrate this event. I know some people do giveaways for their blogiversary, or re-cap your favorite posts from the year. However, when I think about when and why I started blogging, and the fact that it's been a whole year, there are a lot of things to reflect on! I have definitely come a long way from my first post! In some ways, everything has changed, but in some ways nothing has changed at all. It really has been one of the most life changing years so far, I think, which is why it was the perfect time to start my blog a year ago! I started this blog in hopes of journaling the transition from high school to college, and all the changes that come with that. While I have been able to do that, it quickly became so much more than that. This is not only my journal, but my creative outlet, a place to just be completely honest, a place where I'm funny (well, at least I am sometimes & I have said it before, but I really don't think I'm funny IRL), and best of all, this is a community of friends! A year ago today, did I ever think I would utter the words "my blog friends" or "my twitter friends" (which in some cases are the same people, but you get the point!)? Never! But I have, and I do! I find myself thinking about all of you, my blog friends, all the time & wondering how you're doing & looking forward to reading what you're up to! So, thank you, thank you, thank you, to those of you that come here & read my ramblings & leave comments & support me! It has been a crazy year... a year ago today, I had no idea what the future held for me, and a year later, while a lot of what was unknown then is known now, there is still so much unknown! But no matter what happens, I will be here, chronicling it! Just for fun... here are some random facts about my blog over the past year: (Via Google Analytics)

  • I have posted 149 posts (not including this one) with a total of 1,249 comments and 13,409 visits.
  • My first post was (obviously) a year ago today, and Jen E was my very 1st commenter!
  • My biggest traffic day was November 25 (which I find very odd because why were people reading my blog on Thanksgiving and not with their families? I didn't even post that day!)
  • My "most viewed" post is this Top 5 Tuesday post (again, weird, but ok!)
  • 76% of my traffic comes from referring sites, so thank you to my blog friends who link up to me! :)
  • The number one keyword people google and get to my blog? Beer pong dangers! One of my favorite posts!
  • The majority of people that come to my blog are from the U.S., the second most people are from Canada!
So, for my blogiversary present (What?! I can't get presents for my blogiversary!? Well, let's pretend!), all I ask is this if you read my blog... I want to know why, and I know there are some of you out there that I don't know... I try to keep up with my "followers" but I haven't been doing a great job lately, so if you follow me or are just a lurker & haven't said hello, for my blogiversary will you say hi!? I want to be friends! :) So here's to a year of big changes, most of which are chronicled here, and to at least another year of friend making, blogging & more changes!

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29 comments:

Lori said...

Happy blogiversary!I know what you mean about "blogging friends" and "twitter friends"! I have tons of them and I'm glad to count you among them!

xoxo

Susan in the Psych Ward said...

Congratulations, sweet Patrice! I read you blog for many reasons... First, to relive my college years through you! You're so fun! Second, it's the Mom in me, I feel pretty protective of you.... but in a total non-judgmental way because you remind me so much of myself at your age. Have fun, be safe and you're gonna be alright! Third, because I think you're one of the sweetest, funniest 19 year olds out there! Much love to you my bloggy, twitter friend!!!

Netter said...

Darn it - Susan in the Psych Ward said everything I was going to say!

I like your posts, your witty comments and little asides. You take me back to my time at OSU.

Keep up the good work!

I'm glad we're Twitter friends!

HappyHourSue said...

Happy blogiversary my Blog-twitter friend!
May the blog-block gods smile upon you.. :)

Amy said...

Happy Blogoversary to you!

Rebecca Louise. said...

Happy bloggy birthday to you!!!! I just read your first post! :)

Mandy said...

Happy Blogiversary! :)

Lins said...

I'll de-lurk myself in honor of your Blogiversary! :)

I found your blog while browsing through Krizzy Design's portfolio! She did my blog layout and I saw that you were a client of hers, too. I've really come to enjoy your updates...you're a staple in my Google Reader...although maybe it's time to "follow" you.

Happy Blogiversary!

Lins @ Goodbye, Martha

mommablogsalot said...

Happy Blogiversary - hope the next year of blogging is twice as sweet!

Marla said...

perhaps you should major in social media... love these stats... and happy blogiversary!

Anonymous said...

Way to go!

Jen said...

I think I first visited you because of something McGosling related. I'm not sure what it was but I figured any fan of McGosling was a friend of mine. I continue to check in on you because I enjoy the way you write.

Congrats on your Blogiversary!!

Chelle said...

Happy 1 Year Blogiversary, sweetie!

I can't believe it's been a year already--I remember when I first found your blog :) Awww!

Carina the Blogarina said...

Happy blogiversary!! Hope for many more to come :)

Just Breathe said...

Happy blogviersary! Way to go!
I am a new blogger. I may have come here from a tag, I like to see who others are following. Hope you don't mind.

Krystyn said...

Happy Blogiversary...and many more to come!

Al said...

yay!!!!!!!!!!! congratulations!!!!

Simply Southern said...

HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY!!! I am proud to call you a sister, and enjoy reading your blog!

3 Bay B Chicks said...

You are known for beer pong dangers. I love that!

This little tidbit is going to keep me laughing for a very long time. :)

-Francesca

Sassy Cassie said...

Happy Blogiversary! How do you know how many views you blog has had???

Dee said...

HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY!!! You go! I still have 3 or so months until I hit my 1 year mark!

Tooj said...

I am not certain how we stumbled upon one another...are you part of SITS maybe? Anyhow...I enjoy reading what you're going through because I was there...once. :) I find it interesting to relive certain feelings and experiences, and impart any sort of gentle wisdom I might have come across from those days. Congrats on your 'versary - happy Thursday!

AB HOME Interiors said...

Happy B day! Stopping by from SITS to leave some thursday bloggy love!

Tasha Via said...

Congrats on your blogoversary! I like your blog because I NEVER know what I'm gonna read=) Fun!

Mammatalk said...

Happy blogiversay. A full year of blogging is quite an accomplishment.

I think I found you while on my Blog Jog to celebrate my 100th post.

Carina the Blogarina said...

ps: what kind of stats do you use to be able to see the number of comments you've had? I'm hoping you didn't count them all :)

Carol said...

Congrats Patrice.

Don't do what I did to celebrate and get pregnant only to neglect your blog for the next 6 months.

I don't think your parents would approve.

sues2u2 said...

Happy Belated Blogiversary! May you have many more wonderful (& yep, even not so wonderful although may they be few & far between - tee,hee) things to blog about.

Twin XL said...

It's almost that time of year again :)

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