First of all, thank you.
You guys rock. Yes, I’m talking to you. You who entered your email address into that follow widget or clicked the follow button to add me to your WordPress Reader. I can’t put into words (though I’m going to try) how much your support, comments, and likes have meant to me. I still remember the first random stranger who followed me, and the feeling of being stalked. And although that person never liked or commented on my posts, (why are you following me again?) nothing bad happened to me, so I realized I was fine. Then I started branching out and reading other people’s posts, and people started following me back! I was so surprised! You all were so supportive, and encouraged me to pursue this mystery of the bloggerverse. You nominated me for two awards, the Liebster Award, and the Sunshine Blogger Award, and even a challenge! You made me feel like one of the community, and I appreciate it so much.
I follow a lot of amazing blogs, but I’d like to give a few shout outs…
- Generally Normal Science Brand new blog by my friend Wesley. Content includes theoretical Star Wars science, so check it out.
- Mitch Teemly is a Christian comedian and book writer who is hilariously funny and awesome. I am honored that he follows me and likes what I post.
- Math With Bad Drawings takes stereotypes about math and illustrates them with a dose of wry humor.
A lot has changed in this blog since this time last year… as my long-time followers will know. I don’t post as many of my pictures anymore, but I will try to remedy that. I’m going to post a little less often as my schoolwork-load increases, but I’ll try to make the posts that I do publish as special as possible. 🙂
Like they do with all WordPress users, WordPress sent me an end-of-the-year recap, but I won’t bore you with ALL of the details, instead I’ll share the highlights that YOU made possible.
The busiest day of the year was August 14th with 92 views. The most popular post that day was Beach Birds.
The most popular posts of the year were:
The post that received the most comments was one on spiders, surprisingly… Tallahassee Trip: Day 1, Part 3 (Spiders).
Now for my favorite posts of this year. The ones I am most pleased with and had the most fun writing, no matter what the numbers say.
I did attempt to make a Daily Thankfulness List, but as I only got 11 published, I think that the “Daily” part isn’t quite appropriate, lol. I might do weekly ones now, I’m not sure.
Thank you all so much for all the love, God has truly blessed me with you all.
Happy New Year!!