Because it was 11 years ago, on Halloween night, that I published my very first post on this blog. :)
11 is not one of those "milestone" numbers divisible by 5 (as last year's 10th blogoversary was), but it's still pretty amazing, especially in terms of the ALI blogosphere, I think. :) Not everyone who was blogging back then is still around (although some wonderful friends still are -- including Lori, Pamela, and, of course, Mel, who encouraged me to start my own blog after I started leaving comments on hers.) I'm sure I never expected to still be here, 11 years after that first post -- but I still keep finding things to write about -- so here I am...!
You're still here too, reading & commenting, which also helps keep me going. Thank you all! The road less travelled feels a lot less lonely when I know you are walking along the same (or similar/adjacent) with me.
Blogging stats, 11 years later:
Number of years blogging: 11
Published posts (including this one): 1,412
Average # of posts per year: 128
Average # of posts per month: 11
(So far in calendar year 2018, I've managed at least 10 posts per month, and as many as 18.)
Published comments: Blogger only seem to be showing 1000 comments these days?? But last year, I reported more than 8,800+ !
Page views (tracked since May 2010): 720,000+
Followers (on Blogger): 147
Past blogoversary posts here.
And now (because I simply could NOT resist...!!).... ;)