Looking back on a year from today, it’s hard to imagine that my blog and I made it this far, but I’m glad we did. Over the past year I’ve had a wonderful experience and I hope to keep it going into the future as well. I’ll have some refreshments at the end of this post too.
Probably on a day much like this, overcast with the chance of rain, I started my blog. I was a lonely 19 year old back then trying to make my way in the world (implying I’ve changed since…) and starting a blog seemed like a neat thing to do. I had no idea what would become of it, who’d read it or if anyone would even find it. But someone did, many people did and here I stand today (I’m actually sitting as I write this) with over 100 followers and over 130 posts. It’s amazing really.
Here I was, brand new to the blogging world, some punk kid with nothing to prove, and I actually created a pretty half decent blog. I’m surprised with myself really, thinking how I could never make it this far, especially after all that shit that happened over last summer, but I made it through somehow and kept a “level head”. I think blogging became my savior at some point, had I not decided to use my accidentally created WordPress account for this, I’m not sure where or what I’d be doing this cloudy afternoon on January the 16th of 2014. So really then I’ve got a lot to owe WordPress. When I get some more money I should buy a Premium Account for a year, so I can show my appreciation.
Along my path to creating The SkyCorps Blog, I was met with challenges, mostly as I was so new to all this I had no idea what the hell was even happening. I struggled with content and trying to figure out what I would be blogging about, making sure I wrote each post in a coherent way and didn’t have any stupid spelling errors, just really basic stuff that I should’ve already been good at. Once I started getting followers it was pretty exciting, seeing that people found my blog and liked it enough to follow it for more posts. I knew that I couldn’t slack off with this now that people were watching, they expected me to deliver and I didn’t want to disappoint them.
Through the months and other problems that came up, lack of Internet being the main one, I had to adapt to the issues and make it through somehow. Things went from bad to worse though, I had to keep reminding myself that maybe something nice would come from all this. But I kept on it and preserved my sanity long enough to make it to this point. Who knew blogging would be so hard in other parts of your life?
So a long story short: this blog is my life. I don’t know what I’d do without it. It’s the only place I can fully open up and just speak what comes to mind. That’s probably why I never tell my family about this, I doubt they’d approve of my ranting ways and such. But through all the hardships and family problems I’ve dealt with, I’ve kept this blog alive and running, even if there is a while between posts I’ll never let this blog die.
At this point I’d like to take a look at a few numbers, seeing how far I made it in one calendar year.
By the country stats. USA obviously had the most, followed by Australia, Netherlands, Canada and Germany.
Now the moment we’ve been waiting for, the search terms. A while ago I made a post about all the wild search terms people use and somehow end up on my blog. Well take a look at these crazy ones, which one is your favorite? Also, what kinda search terms do you get for your blog? (if you have a blog).
And I guess the final stats I have to mention:
All time views: 3632
All time comments (excluding mine): 101
All time comments including mine: 143
So there you have it, 1 year after starting this blog and I’m going strong. Thanks for taking the time to read this and thank you so much for sticking with me this long. I know it’s probably not the most exciting blog out there, but everyday life isn’t always that exciting. I’m always happy to see more new people following my blog and enjoying my posts and I hope that in another year I’ll look back and have a huge increase in things.
Before you guys go, I said there would be refreshments.
Thanks for staying with me this far and I hope to see you here next year! Thanks guys, I couldn’t do this without you!
Until the next post!