7th Blogiversary!

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I have to admit that if TimeHop hadnt reminded me of my blogiversary I would have completely forgot! How is that possible?

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It still blows my mind that Ive been blogging for seven years! Ive come a long way from my first blog post back in 2008 on a long lost platform called MySpace! I never quite got MySpace even with all my friends trying to explain to me how it worked. The only thing I got out of MySpace was my love for blogging.

I posted a whopping 75 posts on MySpace before switching to Blogger that November. I spent almost 2 years with Blogger before making the decision to migrate over to a self-hosted WordPress blog. On my second blogiversary, July 5, 2010, I set a goal for myself to be officially moved over by the end of the summer. I achieved that goal, on September 10, 2010, after 508 posts with Blogger, I debuted the blog I have today.

Over the last seven years my blog hasnt changed much. Sure Ive had many style changes and people have aged (slightly), Ive stayed true to what I wanted it to be when I started, a journal of my life. The good times. The bad times. The happy times. The sad times. The tears. The giggles. 100% me. And thats pretty darn awesome!!

My 7th blogiversary wouldnt be the same without my by the numbers metrics!

7th Blogiversary – July 5, 2015: Over the past year I blogged 65 times or 18% of the year.

2014 Benchmarking vs. 2015 Benchmarking

Average Visits/day: 17 (23 in 2014)
Pages visited per session: 1.54 (1.52 in 2014)
Bounce Rate (bounce rate shows how many people clicked around to different spots on my blog…the lower the % means people are touring my blog and reading different spots. Goal for blogs is 75% or less.) 69.93% (71.69% in 2014)
Average Time Spent on My Blog: 1 minute, 14 seconds (1:17 in 2014)
New Visitors: 69.93% (77.49% in 2014)

If you are interested in reading about my past Blogiversary’s you can check them out here:

6th Blogiversary in 2014

5th Blogiversary in 2013

4th Blogiversary in 2012

3rd Blogiversary in 2011

2nd Blogiversary in 2010

1st Blogiversary in 2009

 

Heres to another year of blogging fun!

 

 

 

13 Responses to 7th Blogiversary!
  1. Linda Benson
    July 6, 2015 | 9:09 AM

    Impressive!! Congratulations Cori.

    • cori
      Twitter: Corisbigmouth
      July 6, 2015 | 9:59 AM

      Thanks Mom!

  2. Tamara
    July 6, 2015 | 9:42 AM

    Wow congrats!!!

  3. Bethany
    July 6, 2015 | 9:46 AM

    I can’t wait to have a bloggiversary, I’m still on year one!
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    • cori
      Twitter: Corisbigmouth
      July 6, 2015 | 10:01 AM

      You’ll be there before you know it! I can’t believe I just hit #7, it sure doesn’t feel like it!

  4. Tiffany
    July 6, 2015 | 11:32 AM

    Happy Blogiversary Cori! 7 years is a long time to be blogging. That takes a lot of dedication! Can’t wait until I can celebrate my 7 year blogiversary. :)

  5. Carlyn Bullock ~ Off The Sidewalk
    July 6, 2015 | 2:43 PM

    Oh my – this was sweet to read, I am approaching my 1st anniversary in September, flew by! I have learned so much and will stay tuned, love your blog! Congratulations on 7 years! With a smile, from Carlyn in Tampa :-)
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    • cori
      Twitter: Corisbigmouth
      July 6, 2015 | 11:12 PM

      Thanks!

  6. Tisha Berg | Biz Mommy
    July 6, 2015 | 5:49 PM

    Hi Cori!
    It’s been quite a while since we’ve crossed paths in the blogosphere, but it reminds me that I’m almost at the big 7 too – September will be 6 years of blogging for me, whew!! Happy blogging anniversary! Glad to see that some things stay the same in blog land :-)
    Tisha Berg | Biz Mommy recently posted..Be Prepared with Save the Children’s Child Emergency Contact Card

    • cori
      Twitter: Corisbigmouth
      July 6, 2015 | 11:13 PM

      Hi!! Wow it has been a long time! Thanks for stopping by and I’ll have to see what’s new on your blog too!

  7. Aliza B
    July 6, 2015 | 8:47 PM

    Congratulations on your Blogiversary! I’m at a half year myself, so I can just imagine all the work and time you have put into your blog.
    Aliza B recently posted..Bloggers Brags Weekly Pinterest Party – 7/6

    • cori
      Twitter: Corisbigmouth
      July 6, 2015 | 11:14 PM

      Before you know it you’ll be at your 7 year blogiversary! Time sure flies! Best of luck with blogging!

  8. Ashleigh
    July 7, 2015 | 2:59 PM

    Wow, 7 years! Congrats!!!! I really enjoy your blog!! xx
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