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Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Today is the 500th post I've made on this blog!  For me, that's quite a milestone, as when I started blogging in September of 2008 I really didn't know where it would go or how long I'd be able to keep it up.  Truthfully, I worried that I would eventually run out of things to blog about.  Yet here I still am!

So where have we gone during that time?  Lots of placed I never thought it would.  I've been interviewed for different web sites, have gotten to do live webshows, and have even made a little money here and there.  What is more interesting to me is that I've developed an international readership and this site has been viewed on every continent except Antarctica.  Here are a few other interesting tidbits about this blog.

*  For some reason, the most popular entry I've made was on March 28, 2009, about whether or not something is stuck in a pet's throat.  That entry has been viewed almost 13,000 times and had 23 comments.  The next closest has only a fration of that!  (Dachshund Back Problems, August 8, 2009, 2756 pageviews).  Apparently lots of people are worried about things in their dogs' throats!  And two years later I stand by every one of my comments on the subject.

*  As of today this blog has been viewed over 83,600 times.  And last month alone there were over 13,000 views!

*  Most of my readers are in the United States (not a surprise just based on population).  The breakdown of top 10 countries from high to low is:
     1.  United states
     2.  United Kingdom
     3. Canada
     4.  Australia
     5.  Germany
     6.  Netherlands
     7.  Saint Kitts and Nevis
     8.  Russia
     9.  India
     10.  Ireland

*  Internet Explorer is used by 47% of readers and most readers (76%) are using a Windows-based operating system.

And these are just the stats that Blogger tracks.  In the grand scheme of things I know this is still a small blog, and my lifetime pageviews is less than what major blogs will get in a single day.  But I'm happy with it and it's become bigger than I ever imagined.

It's been an interesting journey over the last 2 1/2 years, and I've discovered that I have a lot of fun with it and am not planning on stopping anytime soon.  Let's see where we can get in another 500 posts!