I am curious! Are you?
Today, there are reasons to celebrate. It is the first anniversary of my first blog which is
As I was new to blogging, I went around to experiment on different themes. Writing is not really my best attribute, but I love to learn new things, and love challenges. As traveling and arts are my cup of tea, I want to devote different blogs to a different theme. So far, I have actually developed many blogs on different platforms. WordPress is my regular platform. To date, I have these 6 “active” blogs, while the others are either private or not searchable for either work or private purpose. As I am a private person, but not totally conservative like many people, I do not use blogging to socialize or widen my social network. I think I just like to express and share what I like, share my travel photos and what I have learned from those countries that I traveled to. I have learned a lot from all of you, my fellow bloggers. Many of you are really my resources with so much to learn and share.
Just before I started to write this post, I received a nomination for an award from a blogger friend. I found out recently that we belong to the same alumni. It is Black and White Bear, a couple that posted very beautiful pictures. They have nominated me a “Very Inspiring Blogger Award”, which happened to be my third one. I am very grateful to all of you for your support. I will handle this award on my next post. But this is really timely to give me another reason to celebrate.
If people asked me why do you have time to do all these things, it is a very difficult answer. I don’t have time. I just made time for it. Actually I spent more time recently on making videos, my new hobby! I just created my new channel on YouTube. I have to say that YouTube has a wider audience but is more public. There are more people interested in looking up videos on YouTube than looking up blogs. However, it is not the reason why I like to make videos. It is primarily for arts reason. If you are interested in my YouTube channel, here’s the link.
Why do I like to blog? What is the purpose? I am not blogging to get any financial gain or publish anything in future. My goal is just to learn and continue to challenge myself. Very few of my friends and family like to read what I posted. Only one family subscribed and one really loves my videos. My friends are mostly not interested in this type of hobby. They love to eat and travel and do give me good feedback. I did use some of the skills I’ve learned via blogging and video-making, to help my colleagues at work. Recently I applied for two national awards, and got both. One is related to technology. I am a non-technical person supervising a technology program, not too unusual!
When I started to write this post, I thought it would be good to check out where I am in terms of my blogs. Here’s the data. What I am most interested is the number of countries where my readers reside. Isn’t that amazing?
|May 26, 2013 Blog Statistics|
|Name of the Blog||Posts||Readers||Views||Countries|
|Can’t help falling in love…with Arts||30||38||1,636||53|
|food for thought||61||47||5,235||82|
|Exploring Turkey and Greece||14||10||652||32|
|Healthy and Happy||2||3||391||27|
|Total 258 posts across 6 blogs|
|Total 329 countries|
|Total 16,971 viewers|
|Total 290 readers|
|Average 65 viewers per post|
I know that comparing to many of your blogs, these numbers are really very small. To me, they mean a lot to me. I found it very interesting about one thing: My Healthy and Happy blog only has two posts, as I did not have time when I have to prioritize. but it has altogether 391 viewers across 27 countries! I think a lot of people search for topics on health, and therefore they found my blog. I have to apologize to my three readers of that blog. I am very lagging behind. I will see what I can do more in future.
Finally, I have to thank all of you for your continuous support! You are my inspiration. You are the reason that keeps me moving forward. You are my friends, my co-learner, my teacher, my resources… I will reblog this post to my other blogs as it is a celebration of all my blogs.
Hay, just when I am about to publish this post, here’s the Happy Anniversary message from WordPress.com
You registered on WordPress.com 1 years ago!
Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging!