Blog Anniversary: The Past Year

We’ve come a long way since starting this blog two years ago.  Last year we shared our stats and numbers, and we’re keeping the tradition alive today.

Over the course of a year, we have written 563 posts, still averaging .77 posts per day.

1,043 readers have subscribed to our site, not counting any that may follow along through a reader or by checking in each day.

At the end of May 2010, our first month of blogging, we had 253 total blog views.  So far this May we’ve had 47,323 hits, roughly 187.05 times more views than our first month.

In April 2012, we had 118,831 blog views.  Our highest month, March, had 147,538  blog views.

Jen at IHeart Organizing was the first person to feature one of our projects, my office bookshelves.  We’ve been blog friends ever since.

Thanks to Young House Love’s feature of our kitchen remodel, March 29th had 32,346, the most page views in a single day.

Over the course of the year, we’ve had 937,469 blog views and an all time total of 1,366,142.  So far for 2012, we’ve had 494,515 total views, averaging 3,663 views per day.

We’ve uploaded 2,756 pictures.

We’ve held 50 giveaways, including the current Jillian Rene Decor giveaway, and have plans for more.

Our awesome readers have left us 9,435 comments while WordPress has blocked 75,765 spam comments.  Yowza.

Sun Bursting is the most viewed post after the Home PageOur First House, and About.

2012 has been a busy year for us.  We accidentally found our dream house, made an offer, accepted, and closed on a new house in April, starting the whole process over.  In addition to listing our first home by owner, accepting an offer, and signing closing papers, relinquishing ownership.

We’ve already torn apart a bathroom and have started putting it back together again.  None of this would have happened (well, we still would have worked on our first house and bought the mountain house) without you and your support.  Your comments have made me laugh, smile, and have encouraged and inspired me.  I am grateful to have ‘met’ each of you.  I know I don’t say it enough, but thank you for following along as we work, offering advice, and leaving amazingly kind comments.

That’s how our blog has grown over the past two years.  Now we’re keeping another tradition alive.  A Q and A post, so feel free to ask your questions in the comment section and we’ll write a round up post next week.  Oh, and I’m trying to find a time to shoot a house tour video. Hopefully we’ll have something soon!

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13 thoughts on “Blog Anniversary: The Past Year

  1. Fun! We’ve loved the past two years as well. 😉

    Questions:

    Tell us how you met Ben.

    How about your biggest project fail (from the distant past or more recently).

    Your favorite project to date.

    What project you’re most looking forward to at the new house (even if it’s not happening for awhile).

    When you want me to come visit. 😉 Okay, you don’t have to answer that one. I know you want to come visit me, so I’ll just keep waiting.

    None of those are worded as questions, oops!

  2. I just have to tell you that I love your homes and your style. You are fast becoming my favorite blog to check on each day. I cannot wait to see what all you guys do with this new house. I know it will be fabulous.

    1. Hi Loribern! Thanks so much! We’ll keep on truckin’. 🙂

      Hey Stephanie! Got your questions down. Answers to come in a week or so. Thanks for participating!

      Hi Diana! Aww, thank you so much! This is exactly what I mean when I say you’re all so sweet and supportive. Thank you!!

      Hi KT! Thanks! We’re hoping for an even better 2012.

      Thanks ladies!
      Amanda

  3. What AMAZING accomplishments. I am blown away! Happy two years to you. Let’s see, questions….questions. When are you guys gonna quit your jobs and become full time bloggers??? hmmmm?!?! 😉

  4. Congratulations Amanda! You have been doing a great job with the blog. Like Diana, this blog is one of the few I check everyday, first thing in the morning. I may not comment all the time, but I’m watching = )

    Best of luck on your continued blogging and I wish you much success!

    ~ Lili

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