Sunday, February 10, 2013

Happy Birthday, When A Lion Sleeps!

     I'm almost literally screaming right now. I almost did but then I stopped myself and started squeaking instead. Why? Because my mom is asleep. Also, because I AM SUPER EXCITED AND HAPPY RIGHT NOW OHMYGOSH.

     MY BLOG IS A YEAR AND A DAY OLD TODAY!

     Cue the party hats, streamers, massive cake, and sodas.

     Please do not suffocate yourself by diving headfirst into the cake.

     (Brother is probably the only person who finds that joke funny. Sorry.)

     I thought I created it in March, so I thought I had a few more days to look up when the first post was. I just looked and my first post was February 9, 2012. It is now February 10, 2013. (By the way, I would not suggest reading that first post. It was bad. Just... don't do it. I would delete it, but it's part of this blog and how it started... no matter how crappy it is.)

     I wasn't really planning on posting anything today, since I post on Mondays and its like 4:19 in the morning right now on a Sunday. (Sorry Momma, I tried to go to bed earlier, but the Dr Pepper I had at work is not allowing that.) But I had to post. Because I'm really excited that I managed to keep this blog for an entire year.

     I don't exactly know how these things are celebrated and I am not feeling very creative right now, since I'm really tired (but not sleepy). So I thought I would set all of my settings to the "All Time" preview and let you see what kind of stats and stuff I've gotten since starting this blog.







     I don't know what ya'll think, but that is crazy and exciting for me. I've also noticed that when I set it to "All Time", I only get the top searches for Keywords. There were a bunch of weird ones but they don't show up because they weren't used enough. Oh well.

     I would like to be able to say that I finally know what I'm doing when I post a blog post, but that's really not that true. I don't really censor myself and I usually just write what pops into my mind, which can really go crazy on topics. I've written happy things, depressing things, way more rants than I probably should have. I always tell myself to stick with happier things, but if I'm not happy when its time to write a post, that really just does not happen.

     Currently, I have twenty-nine followers, excluding my mom, who reads but doesn't actually follow me. I get about three to six comments on every post. Some have obviously gotten more. But I just wanted to thank you all for all of your comments and for following me and for never leaving me bad feedback. I've only ever gotten one negative comment and it wasn't even about what I wrote. The link to that is here. The only negative comment ever on this blog and I've never gotten any emails or Tweets saying my blog sucks or anything. How lucky am I?

     I should probably try to sit still long enough to have a chance at going to sleep since I have to go shopping tomorrow, watch a Harry Potter movie (or two, if there's time), and go to work. But I'm so excited, about this and about that trip in April that I've been talking about, that I don't think I can sleep.

6 comments:

  1. Congratulations!!! How exciting! Isn't that so weird to think about, an entire year of posting? Mine comes up in June, which will be nice, because that means it will be summer again :)

    And look, you almost have 10,000 views! That's pretty great!

    Well, I'm glad I met you and found your blog in this blogging journey. Keep up the awesome work!

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    1. Thank you! I'm so excited about it. I cannot believe that I started this blog an entire year ago. It's crazy!

      I know! I can't believe it! I never thought I would get 10,000 views!

      Awwwwww! I'm glad I met you too. I think this blog has really let me gain some really amazing friends (that would include you, by the way haha).

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  2. I am obsessed with the stats. I look at my numbers every day. Congrats on your milestone. Here to many posts in the future.

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    1. I haven't been looking at my stats very often but I think I will now that I realize how close I am to 10,000 views.

      Thank you! I can't believe I've made it a year and I hope to make it for many more.

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  3. It's already been a year for you? Wow, that's awesome! Congrats! Your numbers are only going to improve with time, so keep at it!

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    1. Thank you! I can't believe it either. An entire year. Time really went by fast.

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