Happy Birthday Blog
Today is a special day … this blog celebrates its birthday today. One happy year of blogging. At the beginning I used to blog both in German and in English. But during the year I skipped German. Not really, I still talk German, but blogging mainly happens in English.
Due to statistics I realized that most of my readers are from English speaking countries. Makes sense, right?
This is the little article with which the whole show started: Hello.
What happened during the last 365 days of blogging?
I wrote 371 posts … excluding this one. Makes about 1.01 post per day. Not bad. Compared to the rules of the Ultimate Blog Challenge I am on a permanent blogging challenge since July 23 2011. Btw. by the moment I am on my 4th UBC, last 3 challenges have been managed perfectly.
It was a good choice attending the challenge again and again.
During each challenge I meet wonderful people. Some of them have become friends, have to mention Ruth Seba of Seba Silver again. Without this blog and without the challenges I wouldn’t have met her.
So many wonderful people, so many wonderful comments on the blog … 1255 all in all.
Top commenters are:
- Carolina Heartstrings aka Alessa Bertoluzzi
But there are also so many many other wonderful comments. Thanks everybody for the lovely and kind words, for each thought, much appreciated and very helpful.
I would like to mention Melissa Barham, Michelle Shaeffer, Michele Taylor, Angelika Davey, Jennifer Boykin, Nikki Pilkington, Patricia Gozlan, Wendy Wise, Nicole Bandes, Sharon Howard, and so many many more and each day introduce me to new people and new thoughts.
To speak more statistically there are 24 categories by now, I swept a bit through recently and reduced the number of categories. And I have used 758 tags so far.
Most of all, the blog has got 8,253 hits in total. Makes nearly 23 hits per day.
Yesterday at 11pm we had had 26 for the Sunday.
The busiest day was October 24 2011 … the day when Knity found out about the blog and made her way through it. Thanks dear :).
Another very busy day has been on Juy 11 2012 … 80 hits for the game. Was really much fun.
Busiest month so far: April 2012 (a blog challenge month) with a total of 1,186 hits. The current month is so far at 762 hits, which is much more than July 2011 with 184 hits.
Not bad I think. And we are working to make it even better.
My favorite posts:
Now and then I like to do a little wrap up and mention again the most commented posts or the ones with the most hits etc. But today blog and me are celebrating and I like to show you some of my favorite ones again.
- Shopping by the Sea … wonderful and Helzie’s first guest post ever by Ruth Seba
- Think different … dedicated to the wonderful Steve Jobs
- Redditch – The Home of Needle Manufacturing … guest post by Sharon Howard
- Michèle – Exciting when People develop self-awareness … interview with the fabulous Michèle Taylor
- A little series about the History of Halloween
- All the wonderful Interviews we did so far on Helz-Design
- Our wonderful guests
- Looking forward to new interviews
- A reminiscence to my favorite font Bauhaus … great article by Alessa
- My Chucks
- Hopping over to Sharon’s place with an article
- How to make your picture feel comfortable … one of the Tip Tuesday posts
- Last but not least … my all time favorite … Font Friday
Meanwhile this blog has got some wonderful sisters:
my business websites in German and English
a photoblog City Life Picture … an international project together with Michèle Taylor, Ruth Seba and Dianne Jones
and the Circle of Sisters … another international project with women all around the world … by the very moment mostly with Dianne Jones and me.
It was a terrific year and I am looking forward to another terrific and exciting year.
The adventure goes on … see you all tomorrow