Friday, August 31, 2012

My First Blogiversary!

Today is a great day!  Today I celebrate my First Blogiversary here at The Write Routine.  I can still remember walking to work one year ago today brainstorming what my blog would be about and then sitting down and writing it without a single Follower.  Today we have 97 Followers and many more following through email.  What a difference a year makes!

To celebrate, I would like to share some fun statistics with you all. 

  • To date, The Write Routine has had 9,900 Pageviews.
  • Facebook provides the most traffic, however, I should also recognize Julie Hedlund (www.juliehedlund.com).  Through her site I have received quite a few hits, as well.
  • I participated in The Comment Challenge of 2012 on www.motherreader.com which also generated many hits for The Write Routine, and many new Followers.
  • The post with the most hits was Susanna Leonard Hill's "Writing Without Pictures" post.  A close second was Debbie Bernstein LaCroix's "Writing Without Pictures" post. And all in all, the "Writing Without Pictures" series was the most viewed.
  • An honorable mention goes out to a special kindergartner, Renn Telles, who's "Renn's Pitch Contest" was the 3rd most viewed post! 
  • The Write Routine has quite an international audience.  Of course, the USA and Canada rank very high in views...but Russia is the country with the 2nd highest views.  I don't know who my fan is there, but thank you!
  • Other countries who have viewed The Write Routine the most are the UK, Australia, Germany, France, Ukraine, Brazil and New Zealand. 
  • The most popular Search Keywords to find the site are "Marcie Colleen"...can't believe I get googled that much!  However, I get found a lot through "15 Habits of Great Writers" which was a series I ran back in June, inspired by the challenge of Jeff Goins on his site.  Thanks, Jeff!
So what can you expect from The Write Routine in the next year?

  • a brand new "Writing Without Pictures" series, in which Picture Book writers share their experiences of having their work illustrated by someone else.
  • Friendspiration Friday will continue!  Please email me at marciecolleen@gmail.com to participate!
  • Posts on KidLitCon 2012, SCBWI NJ 2013, and SCBWI LA 2013!
  • and much much more!
THANK YOU from the botttom of my heart for reading, supporting, commenting and encouraging me in this past year! 

Happy Writing!

44 comments:

  1. Congratulations and Happy blogovesary to you and your wonderfully inspiring blog, Marcie! Wishing you many more cupcakes, followers and much fun.

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    1. Thanks, Joanna! And thanks for putting France on the viewing list! :)

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  2. Congratulations Marcie! Your success is so well-deserved. Thank you for bringing your sunny optimism and fantastic hair into our lives! :-)

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    1. Awww....thanks, Julie! :) And thank you for creating such a wonderful community. I owe lots of my success here to you.

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  3. Congrats Marcie! That's a lot of successes for your first year and you should be understandably proud! Here's to many more blogging years...

    Donna L Martin
    www.donnalmartin.com
    www.donasdays.blogspot.com

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  4. Happy Blogiversary :) Keep up the great work!

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  5. Yea Marcie!!!! Happy Blogiversary. Keep on blogging... I enjoy your posts :•)

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    1. Thanks, Penny! I appreciate that you read and comment often. :)

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  6. Did you make a wish and blown out the candle? Let us know if it comes true, and when you get your first piece published I will let you know if my wish for you has!

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    1. Awww, thanks, Julie! May we all be one day closer to publication than we were yesterday. :)

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  7. Happy Blogiversary, Marcie! Congrats on a very productive first year-- you've got great stats (that sounds funny--something you don't hear everyday ;-) ). Anyway; best of luck with the next year.

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    1. Thanks, Dana! And thanks for taking the journey with me. :)

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  8. Congratulations, Marcie! You've accomplished a lot in just a year. Enjoyed the statistics. You've got me curious about the comment challenge. Will browse there now.

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    1. Thanks, Romelle. The Comment Challenge was great. Participants commit to commenting on several blogs a day for a month. It was great. I discovered some great new blogs and gained some wonderful followers on my blog. I think it happens in early spring. Check it out!

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  9. SOOOOOOOOOO proud of you, Marcie! And thrilled that Renn helped out, too! :)

    You've been so diligent, so patient, and so strong with this blog. You deserve the best, and I hope you get the world. Love to you! Happy, happy blogiversary!!!

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  10. YEAHHHH!! Happy Birthday!! How about if I eat cake in your honor? And perhaps some champagne?!

    XOXOX WE LOVE YOU!!

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    1. You have all of the cake and champagne you want, Carter, because I pretty much adore you, too! :)

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  11. Happy Blogiversary, Marcie, and best wishes for a stellar upcoming year! :)

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    1. Thanks, Susanna. It seems if I ever want to boost my readership I just have to feature you! Thanks for all of your support through this past year.

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  12. Yay, Marcie! Thanks for sharing so much great PB info with us!

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    1. You are very welcome, Lori. More to come...

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  13. Congratulations, Marcie! You'll have to write a post with tips for blog analysis as you've mentioned above. I'd love to know how you ferret out the details...

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    1. Thanks, Jarm! I can't take credit for the stats info...Blogger simply provides that info in their stats section.

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  14. Congratulations, Marcie! Cute cupcake! And I also enjoyed your stats!

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    1. Thanks, Tina! I am hardly an illustrator, but glad you liked the cupcake.:)

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  15. Congratulations, Marcie! Happy Blogiversary! What a lovely, chewy word! Here's to another year of success!

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    1. Thanks, Patricia. And thank you for being along for the ride.

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  16. Happy Blog-Birthday Marcie! I'm happy to be follower #98! Wishing you another great year, I look forward to reading future blogs!

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  17. Happy blogiversary! Isn't it amazing what a little idea can become?

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    1. Very true, Lauri. Life is amazing. Thanks for joining me for the ride. :)

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  18. Happy Anniversary Marce! But I'm afraid your statistics were off. Because I was the number one blog post on your site. Duh.

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    1. My bad. :) Thanks for posting this year, Scott. Couldn't have done it without you!

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  19. Three cheers to you, Marcie!!! So much success in a such a short time!! Well deserved celebration. Happy Blogiversary!

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    1. Thanks, LJ! And thanks for being such a faithful Follower. :)

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  20. I'm a little behind, but happy, happy blog-birthday! You are great! I'm sure next year will be even bigger and better. Huuuurrah!

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    1. Awwww. Thanks, Hannah! And thanks for being a Follower. :)

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  21. Sorry I'm late to the party! I was involved in a little mishap, and wasn't around for a while. Happy, happy, happy Blog-iversary! May the next year be even more stellar than the first!

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    1. Thanks, Beth. And glad you are on the mend. :) Its nice to have you back. The blogisphere isn't the same without you!

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  22. Congratulations Marcie! Happy Blog-Birthday. You have a lot to be proud of this year---your informative blog and the great critique group that you started.It just keeps getting better.

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    1. Thanks, Kathy. I started both around the same time. Hard to believe. :)

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