Happy Blogiversary To Me!

Happy Day!

I can’t believe it’s been a whole year already!  Just a bit past Valentine’s Day 2008, I fired up a Blogger account with big dreams and flew by the seat of my pants.

(Flying by the seat of my pants is pretty much my M.O. for life in general.)

It’s been a wild ride!

I hope you don’t mind as I take a stroll down memory lane…

Fond Memories

My First Post:

My Favorite Posts from Geek Love:

My Favorite Posts from Geek Life:

My Favorite Graphic (tie):

It’s a tie between my Happy Birthday Yax picture and my Chatty Got Shot picture.  Both showcase my excellent (ha!) Photoshop skillz:

Site Stats

Site stats start on April 10, 2008, when I finally got on board with Google Analytics.  But seriously, I think maybe I had 50 visits in the first two months, so it’s okay!

Visitors

  • Total Unique Visitors – 68,981
  • Page Views – 215,637
  • Max RSS Feed Subscribers: 196 (sooo close to my goal of 200!)
  • Average Time on Site – 2:20
  • Average Pages Per Visit – 2.36
  • Best Ever Traffic Day – 1792 visits on May 13, 2008 after my dice article was featured on BoingBoing.  The post was featured on the 10th, but the 13th saw a giant StumbleUpon wave as a result.  (Thanks to Amy at GeekParenting for submitting me!)
  • Favorite Insult -  New bloggers, get ready for the insults.  Get ready to LAUGH.   Here’s my all-time favorite insult, from the comments of the BoingBoing article:

Autism spectrum disorders?  Seriously?  Well, he must be serious; his handle is UrinalPooper after all.

Posts

Geography

  • Top 3 US States: California, New York, Florida
  • Honorable Mention US State: Texas
  • Top 3 Foreign Countries: Canada, UK, Australia

Referrals

To All My Readers, Clients, and Colleagues:

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

When I set out on this adventure, I never imagined the amazing people I would meet along the way.  I could go on for pages about the great bloggers who inspire me, the web techies who keep my site running and looking great, the readers who are my loyal audience, my clients who look to me for advice and guidance… you are all amazing in your own way and I am grateful to have you in my life.

Here’s to another successful year of life and love through the eyes of a geek girl!  Don’t forget to visit me over at Examiner.com too!

About e

Since 2008, E. Foley of Geek’s Dream Girl has been helping geeks from around the world find love. She writes amazing online dating profiles for her fellow geeks and guides them through the perilous waters of the dating scene and out the other side. She's totally proud to report that she's even caused a couple geek weddings! She lives in Maryland with DaveTheGame, her adorable cats, Mr. Peanut & Don Juan, and Titania, Queen of the Cocker Spaniels. (Email e, or follow @geeksdreamgirl on Twitter.)

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