Thanks everyone for celebrating our fourth farm-iversary with us earlier this week. I really appreciate all of you who follow along with our adventures. Today I’m going to go into a bit more detail about all of you, my followers and readers.
Along with this week being our farm-iversary, it also marks the anniversary of when I started my blog. My usual tradition for my blog-iversary is to take a look back at some of my stats.
In total over the last four years, the blog has had more than 191,600 views and 259 of you have signed up as official followers. I’ve published 632 posts–151 of them in the last year–and uploadedpictures, graphics and videos.
Over the past year, this little blog of mine has had 73,924 views and 36,909 visitors. The average number of views each day were 203.
Here’s how things have developed over the past four years (WordPress didn’t track visitors back when I first started blogging).
Visitors came from 153 different countries, mostly the U.S., Canada and the U.K. There were some surprises in the top 10 countries this year: Slovenia, Turkey and Uruguay. I still find it cool how the blog has connected me with people all over the world.
- United States — 46,408
- Canada — 13,068
- United Kingdom — 2,883
- Australia — 1,753
- Germany — 1,457
- Slovenia — 702
- Turkey — 689
- Uruguay — 451
- Switzerland — 395
- Netherlands — 391
The One Room Challenge strikes again when it comes to bringing visitors to the blog. All of my ORC posts from 2015 made it into the top 10 posts of the past year.
- One Room Challenge Week 6 – Master bedroom reveal — 1,000
- Making DIY dropcloth curtains – 8 lessons learned — 474
- One Room Challenge Week 4 – Update sliding closet doors with beadboard wallpaper — 427
- One Room Challenge Week 5 – Professional help — 243
- One Room Challenge Week 3 – Master bedroom headboard — 195
- “Wait-no-more” organizing challenge — 163
- One Room Challenge Week 2 – Master bedroom progress report — 151
- One Room Challenge – Master bedroom makeover — 141
- The Porch Jacking: Chad’s Crooked House — 139
- Scorched Earth — 115
Something new that I tried this year were inviting different bloggers to do a few more guest posts, including the My Favourite Tool series and regular posts from Sarah in Illinois. One of the things I really enjoy about blogging is connecting with other bloggers, and these guest posts are one way to do that.
The other thing I love about blogging is connecting with all of you–my readers. Thanks for being part of our journey so far. There’s more to come.
I always enjoy your blog posts ( and, of course, Sarah’s! I plan to do more vegetable gardening this year and you both have inspired me.
That’s so nice to hear. Thank you!
You can do it Mom! Are you going to try to do raised beds?
Wow, the blog has grown so much! That’s amazing. The countries, too, that’s awesome. If you ever go on a trip round the world, you’ll have friends all over!
I know! That part of blogging is still amazing to me.