I have to admit that if TimeHop hadnt reminded me of my blogiversary I would have completely forgot! How is that possible?
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:
Heres to another year of blogging fun!