It’s been awhile since I’ve written about blogging, and it seems only fair to share My Sardinian Life’s All-Time Stats, from the beginning of time.
Why do I think it’s important to share my blog stats with the world?
Because most bloggers are secretly obsessed with their stats, and I think too many bloggers focus on the numbers and not the content they write.
I want to show newbies to the blogging world, that it takes time. Patience is definitely a virtue.
The most important question to ask yourself: Am I blogging for fame, money or prestige? Or, am I blogging for me, because I love to write?
I blog, I write, for me. Words are my art, a story is my foundation.
November 17, 2010 was my first blog post. I had expected the stats to go through roof, they didn’t. They barely scraped the surface, a little bump in the far off distance.
My Sardinian Life’s All-Time Blog Stats
This is the all-time monthly hits provided by WordPress, I know many of you are already familiar with it, but this is for total blogging beginners.
All-Time Monthly Hits starting: November 17, 2010 and ends on March 27, 2012.
There’s a huge spike in numbers for March 2012.
I joined The Weekly Photo Challenge put on by WordPress. I joined the weekly challenge because I enjoy taking photos and I enjoy learning on how to improve my style. I’ve learned a lot from great people in the last few months. Thank you!
My Sardinian Life’s Top 10 Post & Pages
These are all-time numbers, folks!
Many of you want shirtless Italian soccer players! I know, right? Hot! Let me do you all a favor: Top 7 Shirtless Italian Soccer Players.
Which leads me into the next stat category.
My Sardinian Life’s Top 10 Search Terms
Rossella Urru – the 30-year-old Sardinian woman being held hostage in Algeria. It’s sad that we even have to search her name. A silenced media breeds only ignorance. Freedom for Rossella.
Life before the internet was searched fifty-one times! It’s nice to see that I’m not the only one trying to remember a time before technology robbed us of reality.
Twenty-eight times, someone, somewhere in the world entered in my pen name: Jennifer Avventura.
(It was probably my Mom who likes to see my name in the Google search. She’s so cute.)
A pen name it is, yes. Jennifer is my birth name. Avventura comes from a childhood street, my Italian studies, and my travel adventures.
Top 10 Most Commented Posts & Pages
An Open Letter to My 85 Followers was an attempt to make a little money. I wasn’t asking my followers for money! I thought I could add AdSense and other widgets to make some extra cash. Boy, was I wrong. Unless you pay to have your own domain, your own little www, you cannot make extra income. I am not at the point where I want to fully own a www. After a year and a half, I am still learning. But the time may come when I do acquire one.
What is One Countries Culture is Another’s Taboo | Horse Meat is a very recent article and people have a lot to say about horse meat. What is your take?
I learned how to cook in Sardinia. Before, I didn’t have the patience nor desire to cook anything. I thought lasagna was something the fairy food mothers created and thought the feat impossible. Now, I love to cook and experiment in the kitchen daily. Twenty-six of you commented on How to Make Tomato Sauce Like an Italian. Thanks for the great tips in the comment section, I’ve recently learned a few, new tricks of the trade!
Top 10 Views by Country – since February 25, 2012
Spain is literally a hop, skip and a jump from Sardinia. I wonder why so many Spanish people are interested in Sardinia. If you are from Spain and reading this … can you please let me know what you find so fascinating about Sardinia.
It’s awesome to see my home and native land, Canada in the top 5, eh! Thanks Canada! I know Sardinia is a long way away, but we welcome you with open arms.
My Sardinian Life has been awarded several blogging awards: The Versatile Blogger Award x4, The Awesome Blog Content Award, and The Liebster Blog Award.
It’s a wonderful feeling to be recognized by other great bloggers, I thank you all.
So that about wraps up my stat fest. Where you alarmed at the low numbers, after a year and a half of blogging?
I blog because I love to write, and I have a story to tell.
Why do you blog?