Jan 03 2008


Published by at 6:33 pm under blogging,random


It was 12 months ago today
I decided I had something to say…

Today marks the first anniversary of this blog (which spent four months at WordPress.com) and eight months here. During this time:

  • 346 posts (183,064 words),
  • 3,839 comments (224,236 words)
  • 64,112 spam comments
  • 203,803 views (according to WordPress stats)
  • 8,809 was my biggest traffic day

Achieved this year:

Blog subscribers

Thanks to so many wonderful people who have shared this year with me. It’s been lovely getting to know you.


36 responses so far

36 Responses to “Blogiversary”

  1. jenon 03 Jan 2008 at 6:42 pm

    Wow, what a powerhouse. Imagine what you’ll achieve this year! I’ve enjoyed getting to know you through your blog. Happy blogiversary!

    jen’s last blog post..Brand new Aussie bloggers community project

  2. Stephen Croninon 03 Jan 2008 at 6:47 pm

    Hi Meg,

    Congratulations! You’d be pretty happy with that year I’d think! As for next year, I’m sure that there’ll be many great things, including the Aussie Bloggers Forum becoming a huge success.

    Happy blogiversary!

    Stephen Cronin’s last blog post..WordPress Plugin – DualFeeds v1.11 Released

  3. Leighon 03 Jan 2008 at 7:03 pm

    Happy Blogiversary Meg!

    Congratulations on all the wonderful things you have achieved in the last 12mths and a huge thank you too. The Aussie blogosphere certainly would be very dull without you.

    Leigh’s last blog post..Updates

  4. Karen (Misc Mum)on 03 Jan 2008 at 7:44 pm

    Happy Blogiversary xx

    Karen (Misc Mum)’s last blog post..In this world, only three people have an internet connection

  5. Gregon 03 Jan 2008 at 8:27 pm

    Wow – a year already? How quickly the time flies by.

    Happy blogiversary, its been an enjoyable ride so far so hopefully there will be many more!

  6. kimon 03 Jan 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Happy Happy Blogoversary YAY!!!

    cheers kim..

    kim’s last blog post..Update.. Help ‘B’ Get to Japan..

  7. Kelleyon 03 Jan 2008 at 10:26 pm

    Yay! Smiley’s for the blogiversary!

    Smootches babe. They are some impressive stats. I just hit 20,000 views in just over 4 months so I am stoked with that 😉

    Kelley’s last blog post..Bugs, Injuries and Doctors Appointments

  8. Thiruon 04 Jan 2008 at 12:31 am

    Three cheers – great achievement Meg!

    Thiru’s last blog post..50 ‘Bloody Good’ Life Productivity Blogs

  9. Lanion 04 Jan 2008 at 8:51 am

    And aren’t I glad you did! Happy blogiversary.

    Lani’s last blog post..Blogging Personal Arriving Soon!

  10. swollenpickleson 04 Jan 2008 at 8:56 am

    Congratulations Meg. Sounds like you’ve got plenty of projects up and running to keep you out of trouble in 2008 as well! 😉

    swollenpickles’s last blog post..December 2007 Goal Update

  11. Bettinaon 04 Jan 2008 at 9:16 am

    Happy Blog Birthday!! or Blogiversary or what ever you want to call it. lol

    Seriously – have some chocolate cake. You deserve it. 😉

    Bettina’s last blog post..Well Done TJ!!

  12. Mike Macgirvinon 04 Jan 2008 at 9:35 am

    It’s only been a year? Happy anniversary, and great work. It seems like much longer.

    You’re well on your way to stardom. Wonder if you’ll remember us all when you’re rich and famous. :-)

    [Just wait for your first million hit day… they tend to pop up when you least expect them. And I also remember in the not-too-distant past (before the RSS fiasco) when 200,000 was a relatively quiet weekend. Hope you’re prepared.]

    Mike Macgirvin’s last blog post..Dynamic Font Resizing

  13. Burgoon 04 Jan 2008 at 10:21 am

    Congrats Meg…. here’s to another great year!

    Oh, and just to add to your section, “Things you achieved this year”, please add:

    – Inspired countless bloggers to get off their collective asses and start writing 😛

    Burgo’s last blog post..Things I probably should have told you in 2007.

  14. Megon 04 Jan 2008 at 10:47 am

    Thank you everyone for your lovely comments

    Jen – I think I’ve got more than enough to keep me busy for a while!

    Stephen – I think Aussie Bloggers will be my main focus and hoping your prediction is right

    Leigh – thanks mate. It’s been wonderful meeting you and thanks for all the good you do

    Kelley – 20k is very impressive, more than double what I had after 4 months – you go girl :)

    Mike – LOL “rich and famous” comes only to a select few in this blogosphere, I shall never be one. 200,000 in a weekend? OMG – I’d never be prepared 😉

    Burgo – LOL 😀

  15. Sueblimelyon 04 Jan 2008 at 11:13 am

    Only a year, I did not realize that and it makes your achievements even more incredible. Not only have you made such a success of this blog but you have contributed so much to the word of blogging and helped so many.

    Well done, Meg. You have an admirer in me :-)

    Now if you could just send some of that traffic my way, I would be a very happy little blogger – joking – you already have and I thank you for that. Plus – I am enjoying the Aussie forums so much. It is such a friendly and helpful place to be.

  16. Riaynon 04 Jan 2008 at 11:58 am

    Congratulations!! You have achieved so much is such a short amount of time.

    Riayn’s last blog post..Doctor’s Appointment

  17. Pearlon 04 Jan 2008 at 12:52 pm

    So like there were only 19 days that you didn’t post :) or you can say that you’ve been writing approx. 500+ words every single day just on this blog BESIDES creating and maintaining all of your other blogs!

    Wow, Now those are real accomplishment Meg! Congrats! I have to say that I’ve really enjoyed your blog ever since I discovered it…

    Wishing you a lot of happiness, great health (and wealth of course) and much more success in 2008 and beyond!

    Pearl’s last blog post..Spreading the Love via Compassion

  18. Katieon 04 Jan 2008 at 1:23 pm

    Congrats on your blogiversary. You’ve achieved heaps last year and no doubt there will be much more to come this year!

    Katie’s last blog post..December Round-Up!

  19. Tiffanyon 04 Jan 2008 at 6:15 pm

    Happy blogaversary!
    You are amazing.
    If it weren’t for you, I would not have found so many fantastic Aussie bloggers out there or the community of people, many of whom I now consider friends.
    Here’s to another woful 12 months.

  20. Tiffanyon 04 Jan 2008 at 6:16 pm

    I meant wonderful!
    My keyboard skills are sadly lacking today.

  21. Craig Harperon 04 Jan 2008 at 11:13 pm

    Hey Meg,
    The blogosphere is a better place with you in it.
    Keep up the great work!

    Craig Harper’s last blog post..Tuesdays with Morrie and Craig.

  22. Johon 04 Jan 2008 at 11:45 pm

    Thanks for a year of keeping us up to date with so many topics and creating community. Wonderful achievements. Go You! Only a year……I’m seriously impressed.

    Joh’s last blog post..New Year, New Address

  23. Nicole Priceon 05 Jan 2008 at 12:50 am

    Happy Birthday! 346 posts in 365 days, not bad at all. You are a really prolific writer. Well done!

    Nicole Price’s last blog post..Discount Jewelry

  24. Nicole Priceon 05 Jan 2008 at 12:52 am

    Hey your last blog post widget doesn’t seem to be working right. Thought I’d point it out.

    Nicole Price’s last blog post..Rich, Richer, Richest

  25. Shai Cogginson 05 Jan 2008 at 3:20 am

    What great accomplishments! And all in just 12 months. Well done.

    Congrats and happy blogiversary! May you have many more ahead. :-)

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  27. Matt Packeron 05 Jan 2008 at 7:22 pm

    Congrats on all your achievements, if only the rest of us can follow your example!

    Here’s to another rocking 12 months!

    Matt Packer’s last blog post..Links Matt Thinks You Should Check Out

  28. Colin Campbellon 06 Jan 2008 at 3:57 am

    All the best Meg. Where do you find the time?

    Colin Campbell’s last blog post..Hillary Plots for the 2012 Democratic Primaries

  29. Funny Guyon 06 Jan 2008 at 6:33 pm

    Hoy cow! That’s a lot of spam comments. I think I’m going to have to work on a counter-spam program for my site since it is growing rapidly as well! lol! geesh! more coding! it’s ok, i like it. i don’t like to complain much either, like your grandma. congrats on your achievements!

  30. Lighteningon 06 Jan 2008 at 8:04 pm

    Wow – you sure have achieved a LOT in such a short space of time!!!! :-) Congratulations!!! I have honoured you with my first comment since I got back from holidays! :-) (not including commenting on my own blog of course – had to catch up there first!)

    Lightening’s last blog post..8, Eight, Ate (???)………..

  31. Jayneon 07 Jan 2008 at 9:28 pm

    Congratulations and Happy Blogiversary Meg :)
    Here’s to a great many more for your blog and your fantastic posts !

    Jayne’s last blog post..It was THIS big….

  32. Buzzing with Angeon 08 Jan 2008 at 1:55 pm

    Hi Meg and a Happy New Year :)

    Congrats on your blog birthday!! Way to go. It’s good to know you and the knowledge you impart is all worthwhile. Thanks for your support over the last couple of months that I have known you. Have an awesome day!

    Buzzing with Ange’s last blog post..A List of Online Free Resources Mentioned in Interview

  33. alyndabearon 09 Jan 2008 at 4:52 am

    Congratulations on the blogiversary. :) :)

    All the best for 2008!

    alyndabear’s last blog post..Disappointed.

  34. ShadowKnighton 09 Jan 2008 at 1:42 pm

    Your blog is a work of art and your achievements, especially in relation to promotion of Australian content, are things to be proud of. Although I found the site very late I am looking regularly.

    Well done on the achievements and content to date. Keep in coming in 2008.

    “Poet and didn’t know it” moment there!


    ShadowKnight’s last blog post..By: Jayne

  35. Gavin Heatonon 09 Jan 2008 at 7:58 pm

    Congratulations on year one, Meg! So many achievements already … but I am sure there are many more planned! Great work.

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