A year ago, I started this blog with help from my husband Stephen and lots of input from friends.  I’ve posted at least once a day ever since.  I’ve learned a lot about blogging since last January.  To commemorate today, I thought I’d share some statistics.

This blog had 6278 visits from 3130 unique visitors, who viewed 9799 pages.  When I started this blog, I never imagined that so many people would end up reading it.  I’ve also met some great folks along the way.

People from 64 countries visited the blog,  from every continent except Antarctica.  It’s cool that the web has such a great reach.  It makes it easy to stay in touch with friends and family all over the globe.

The blog had visitors from from 47 states and DC.  Most visits were from Ohio.  Delaware came in second.   I guess I need to meet some folks in New Mexico, South Dakota, and Wyoming.  My in laws live in Delaware, so that stat makes sense.  The blog is an easy way for them to keep up with Nick and Sally adventures.

Top five search terms:
1. life lyn style
2. brainard splash park
3. lifelynstyle
4. patterson fruit farm
5. tomato bechamel sauce

The number 1 and 3 search terms aren’t a surprise because many people I run into can remember the name of the blog, but not the exact url.  Brainard splash park doesn’t seem to have it’s own website.  When people are looking for information on it, my post comes up frequently.  Patterson Fruit Farm is very popular in the Cleveland area, so there’s not really any surprise there.

The search term that surprises me is the tomato béchamel sauce.  I loved this recipe and will definitely make it again this summer.  It was such an easy way to use CSA veggies and tasted great.  I still am amazed that so many people search for this type of recipe.

It’s been a great year.  I’ll be back tomorrow with a few more statistics and some thoughts on year 2.

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