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Wonders Never Cease- You're 6 Months Old!

Monday, September 20, 2010

September 1st marked my blogs half-birthday. I'm a little late celebrating. But earlier tonight, after posting that other event-dump-blog, I got to feeling really good.

I need to celebrate my blog.

But first, I need to tell you about a fairly new blogger feature. I noticed it a few days ago. I don't know when it came out. But today was the first day I actually looked at it. It's a little tab called "Stats" and tells me where my views are coming from. It shows how many people were referred from what sites. It tells me what search keywords people have used to find my blog.

Apparently, I've only gotten three hits (recently at least) from people searching. Their keywords? Plumbing, anxiety, and Harry Potter Movies. I think in my entire time on this blog, I've only written one post on plumbing. I hope they liked it! I certainly didn't! But it makes a great story.

Anyways, that made my night. Knowing my blog about family drama is found by people wondering about plumbing. It made me laugh. A real laugh. I guess it doesn't take much, does it?

Anyways, This is me being sappy. I love my blog.

Also, my blog title has rung (rang?) true. Wonders Never Cease. I never cease to be amazed at how much just putting it out there helps. And I think I should start writing more positive posts. No weekly positives anymore. Not that I ever kept up with them anyways, but I think I'm giving them up. Listing positives helps, but there needs to be more than a list.

I'm not going to do this like I did the WPs. I'm not going to write things because I have to. I'm going to because I want to. Because this blog does so much for me, just by giving me a place to dump everything in my head. Sometimes I need to cry. Other times I just need to write down all the details of a situation to get a better look at it. I've always done that. Typed it up. But it never really helped much, and I think that's because I always kept it to myself. Even when no one comments here, it helps. I think I mentioned in my first post today how it feels like the responsibility is being lifted, when I put it out here. I don't know what it is. But I love it. And I love this blog. And even though I know I don't have a lot of regular readers, I'm okay with that. I have a few, some who comment (Shameless plug to Teri, who comes on all the time, sometimes even when she's going through her own problems) Other who message me privately, in various places. I have a few people who I know read irregularly. My page view numbers (which this new stats tab also shows) say that there are a lot of people who read it, if not regularly.

And I've totally lost track of what I'm saying. I'm tired. It's late. But I love my blog, and just wanted everyone to know that, and also to know my blog is 6 months old.

I realize it's a fairly pointless post. But it had a point when I started. Whatever.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the plug - I read it because I care about what's going on with you. Sometimes I have no idea what to say, you are living problems I've never lived.. I can't imagine the emotional pain you go through..

BTW, I can't believe you've only just now discovered the stats feature! Most bloggers are stat obsessed - I used to be, but I got it under control. :)


September 23, 2010 at 7:50 PM

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