This week celebrates A Lofty Existence‘s first birthday.
The blog was opened to the public one year ago today — the first post was created November 05, 2010, but was not completed until three days later. The first year has been successful by most measures and I thank all that were involved in the blog throughout this time.
Some stats on the first year of A Lofty Existence:
Comments: ~4,000 (excluding The Clouds commentary)
Page Views/Hits: ~200,000
The top posts of the year shed some light on what the readers of the blog are interested in reading and discussing.
Top two posts:
By number of page views:
1. Adam Levine
By number of comments:
By number of links:
1. Top Ten Signs Your Partner is Avoidant
As seen from these lists, the top posts appear to be about relationships, especially relationship issues. Social issues come in a close second — around a third of the top ten posts (not seen here) are about topics dealing with society and its people.
Special thanks to Christelyn of Beyond Black & White, and Nikisha and Cipriana of UrbanBushBabes for being the top referring websites to the blog, besides the almighty Google, Facebook, and Yahoo. And Mira, Jasmin, Nkosazana, and Jessica for most interaction as measured by number of comments.
For the second year and into 2012, some minor and major changes are planned for the blog:
Suggestions Page — a main tab where suggestions can be for new post topics, features, and tweaks to current features.
Quote Wall — a main tab to memorialize the funniest, most insightful, and just plain interesting comments on the blog.
New Design — all-new hosting, theme, and layout
Here’s to another year of A (Very) Lofty Existence.
What are your favorite posts and experiences with A Lofty Existence?