Today it has been one year since I posted my first blog. An entire year of blogging. When I started this blog it was because I wanted something to take up my time while I wasn't going to school. I am amazed at how therapeutic blogging ended up being. I was able to work through a lot of crap throughout this past year. I have always known that I understand better when I read what I think. In order to read what I think, I have to write what I think. The best thing about writing down your feelings or what you think about something is that you can read it the first time know what is where you are really at. Then you can edit until you are comfortable with other people reading it.
I have posted 118 blogs in the last 12 months, had 8,318 total page views and people in over 10 different countries have read my blog. Obviously the U.S has the most reads, but then comes Germany and Canada. The oddest countries that my blog has been read in are South Korea, Turkey and Singapore. Not surprisingly the #1 read blog is My New Tattoo, my second highest read blog is A Little Late on this #yesallwomen Bandwagon, Then Drama, Drama, Drama. Why? Why? Why?, and finally A Sweet Story About Puke rounds out the top four. I'm sure that the blog about my tattoo is viewed the most because of Pinterest and the pictures in the blog. The #yesallwomen blog taught me the power of the hashtag. The drama blog was a surprise. It's amazing to me the number of times that blog is read per week. And it always does my heart good when I see that the Puke blog has been read since it is one of my favorites for a lot of reasons.
This blog started as a 30 day challenge and has now managed to make it 366 days. In the past year a lot of things have changed and my life is completely different today than it was last September. School starts in a week. I'm not sure that I am going to have time to blog and combined with the fact I'm not sure what I have to blog about this may have only lasted a year. But let me tell you. I am proud of what I have written. What I have learned about myself. What I have worked through with my relationships. And I'm not sure I could have done it without the help of this blog.