Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Happy birthday to my blog, I'm four!!!

It is my blog's birthday today. I can't believe that I've been writing for four years. That is a lot of nonsense that has been streamed out onto the internet!

I'm very grateful to all of you who stop by and read my musings. A special thanks to those that comment. It's a great feeling to know that I write something that prompts others to leave me a note.

With the notable exception of one good friend that inspired me to blog, the first three years felt like I was writing in isolation. Over the last year I've connected with other bloggers in a meaningful way. It's been fantastic to meet so many of the Sydney food community, several of whom I'm now honoured to call friends.

My top ten most read posts from the year were:
1. Restaurant Review: Fish & Co, Annandale - I was lucky enough to swing an invite to the pre-launch night of this new fish restaurant.
2. Cooking beer butt chicken - people love to search for Jamie Oliver recipes, especially when it involves sticking a beer can up the bum of a chicken.
3. Thai massage - the only post that has appeared in the top ten every year. Just proves that people really do search for smut on the internet.
4. Garmin Forerunner 110 Unboxing - people searching for reviews on the new(ish) Garmin GPS watch. And those looking to know how to use it indoors.
5. Nikon D3000 Unboxing - unboxing posts seem to be quite popular. Perhaps I should do more of them!
6. BBC iPlayer vs 4OD - a second regular in the top ten. A bit embarrassing really as it was a few notes scribbled down i a hurry, doesn't constitute a proper review and is now hopelessly out of date.
7. What does SOHO stand for? - answering people's questions.
8. Bangkok Fashion II: Eye enlarging contact lenses - a post about fashion from someone that knows nothing about fashion.
9. Cooking why didn't I think of that? - being linked to once by a mega food blogger can bring a surprising number of hit.
10. Cooking chicken and cannellini beans - another recipe proves popular.
 
The top three referrers of traffic were my friends Chocolate Suze, Blue Eyes and Almost Bourdin. I'm not quite sure how Suze sends me so much traffic, but I'm very grateful!

5 comments:

  1. happy 4th blogiversary!! hehe happy to spread the love :D

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  2. Happy birthday! My 4 years is coming up soon, although I did take a break for while, so I can't really count it as that.

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