Birthday Blogstravaganza: Part Deux - So, where we at?

Me: "Today is Mommy's Blog's Birthday... It's 1 year old today!"
Mini: "Should we sing Happy Birthday to it?!" *giggles*

So, how's everyone liking the party so far? No one's been arrested. The neighbours haven't complained about the noise yet. And people still have their clothes on. Meh. Give it time.

One of the things people generally ask themselves when they hit a birthday is "So, where we at now?" A quick look at LifeCandy's stats and posts turned up some pretty interesting answers...

1: Visitors/Pageviews -
According to Sitemeter, this blog averages about 2400 pageviews per month. When I first saw that, I thought, "Hey, people like seeing my stuff!", which sounds a lot like "Hey, people like seeing my junk!" but is SO not the same.
People connect to LifeCandy through the weirdest of searches, stumbles by awesome folk who heart my posts, my blog feed on Facebook, and shameless self-promotion on Twitter. I think there may be other ways, but I'm not sure.

2: Subscribers/Followers -
I started out with 10 subscribers. Don't know for sure, but they're probably all family and real life friends
and people I've bribed with cheese and sexual favours. This list has grown to up to 71 subscribers from all over the world. I'm not even counting those who just have my blog bookmarked.
Squee! You love me, you really love me!

BTW, I've just added the Blogger Followers Widget too. So far, I only have 1 follower (Hi, Carlene!), and I'd love to have more! So, if you have a Blogger/Gmail account, just scroll down to the bottom left hand side of the screen and click "follow". :)

3: Posts -
I'm up to 208 posts! That's about 4 posts per week. Wow, I talk a lot, don't I?! And I still have a lot more to blah, blah, blah about. Thank you all for tuning in to read my blah, blah, blah.

4: New Bloggie Friends -
No blogger is an island. You got a blog? You read blogs. If not, you get boring.
And I've been so lucky to get to know some awesome bloggerinas -- Jami, Shai, Kari, Zandria, and Sarah -- to name just a few. Thanks for the thumbs-ups, for the "Nenette, you're so funny!" when I really need it, for all the giggles, and the bloggie sisterhood. You all rock!

5: Real Life Friends Join In -
I love hearing from my old family and friends here on my blog -- Myrtle, Harmzie, Albert Bannatyne, Melannie, Zandra, etc. With some, it's as if we're just continuing our RL conversations; with others, another side of us seems to come out resulting in conversations that rarely take place offline!
Their alter-egos come out with their noms des plumes!

6: Projects -
"Decluttering/Simplifying My Home", "My Earth Mondays/Green Living", "Natural Beauty/Hygiene", "Pesco-Vegetarian/Organic Nutrition", and "Fitness/Active Living"... Am I forgetting anything?

7: Me at Work -
I work an average of 2 hours on a post, then I do some stumbling, blog surfing, commenting on other blogs, replying to comments on my blog, schmoozing/networking on Twitter, responding to email, and checking/analyzing my blog stats.
It's a lot of work, but it's fun and so worth the time and effort meeting new people and learning new things!

Well, that's it for now...

I've got to put out some more sushi... Harmzie and Myrtle are polishing off the bakudan and salmon skin handrolls! ;)
Go get some more punch. I want y'all good and plastered in time for... KARAOKE!!! Woo Hoo!!!

Relive the whole virtual birthday bash... Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5.


  1. *Hiccup* I apparently drank too much punch, but you have to admit my performance of Madonna's 'Material Girl' was pretty good!

    *Snickers quietly and heads back for more punch*

    As they say - the party must go on!

  2. LOL on 'bloggerinas'. Good one! :-) And you're one fab person to get to know too. Thanks.

  3. Hahah!!! Thanks for the shout out!