We're Not In Pine Brook Anymore

new york looks prettiest from new jersey

I'd send him an Edible Arrangement!

Why?

Because this here blog turned FOUR today!  Happy Anniversary, old pal! 

Apparently it is traditional that year 1 is paper, year 2 cotton, year 3 leather, and year 4 is flowers.  Or fruit. 

History is undecided on this one, so I thought I should cover both bases. Since I didn't plan ahead, however, I am NOT noshing on this fresh fruit phenomenon. 

Instead, I've just stuck a giant spatula into a jar of Nutella and scooped out a fudgy hazelnutty blob of deliciousness.  Which I am now licking, trying not to drip any on my keyboard.  I think I also may have a fruit cup of Dole pineapple tidbits in the fridge.

Don't judge.  It's the thought that counts.

Anyhoo, Fall is the time of year that I like to harvest the best and worst of this bad boy.  Like I did in 2009, 2010, and 2011.  So grab your own jar of Nutella, Fluff, peanut butter, whipped cream, or aerosol spray cheese and let's munch on a few stats...

Total Posts I've Written (including this one):
198

Average Number of Posts I Write Per Month:
3.6 (down from 4.3 last year -- sorry)

Average Number of Unique Visitors Per Month:
142 (up from 81 last year)

Average Pageviews Per Month:
853 (up from 697 last year)

Most-Read Blog Posts Ever:
Pepe Le Pew (June 2011)
Miss Jennifer Goes to Washington (August 2012)
Mamma's Eggplant Parmigiana (May 2011)
Royal Wedding Mania Is Running Wild (April 2011)
Feast-ival (Sept 2010)
Great Pop Tart Pop Off (Oct 2010)
Seven Strikes (May 2009)

Most-Read Blog Posts This Year:
Miss Jennifer Goes to Washington
The Office Holiday Party Survival Guide
Dear John Frieda
Your Kind of Town
Stupid Cupid

Posts Nobody Gave a Crap About:
Going for Gold
Flight Plan
Freebies
Volunteers

Most Comments:
Miss Jennifer Goes to Washington

Most Popular Poll:
London Calling

Most Frequently-Used Tag for the Posts I Write:
Entertainment
Food

Most Popular Search by Visitors:
Dating


Looking back, it's clear I need to write more often!  And it looks like YOU are most interested in my dating stories.  Because they are all awful, no doubt.  You know, a good friend told me I should be going on at least one date a month, and he's probably right.  That should give me more material.

Year 5's anniversary will be wood (get your mind out of the gutter!).  At this rate, next year I'll be buying my blog boyfriend a toothpick to clean his hilbilly teeth... or his dentures.   

Soooo, thanks a TON for reading this silly old thing.  I hope it makes you smile!


tags: holidays, writing
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3 comments:

Jessica said...

Happy Blog Anniversary!

Chris said...

You just could not pop out a few more thoughts to make that the 200TH post? Well I guess 198 is the new 200. Congrats! ;-)

Anonymous said...

CONGRATs!