Hoot! Yay, today my blog is one year old J. So let me have a look at how far it has come...
The reason for starting this blog was to share my practical experiences,
tricks and observations you can't get from any books. I remember that the first
four months I had no visitors, nada, nothing, very lonely... except for this
stupid spamming website from Russia domar.something - made me think someone has
been around and then it is just them again... Out of desperation I joined Blotanical.com to get some traffic to my
site and was happy to notice three followers came along with the ride, one very dedicated follower (that's you KL J ) that awarded me with the Versatile Blogger Award, Garden Medusa and GardeningBlog... there also be a Suburban Tomato in the background - I see you! J
Thanx for the support! J
I am trying to join a few more garden blog hosting sites, one of which is Sustainable Suburbia.
Since posting my tomato article, I had gained a lot of 'come once visitors'
from Google Images - much to my surprise this has become my main stream for
visitors - increasing the pageviews by at least a hundred every month. After
posting my eggplant article, my blog broke the 1000 pageview a month limit in
July! YAY! With my eggplant article generating the most hits - don't know why
people are so obsessed with eggplants? J Also, Roots ‘n’ Shoots has reached
the 5000 pageviews total mark as another milestone.
I also got a Google Plus +1 on my Parktown Prawn article, didn't even know
about this thing - me being social network impaired ... Anyways, thank you Theresa
Smith for the one up! J
When I started I hoped that by this time I would have a lot more followers
and millions of discussions with people on all things gardening and chickens
and whatever else, but my blog has become more of a humble little diary to keep
record of all my nonsense I get up to in the garden - like a garden laboratory
book! Whoo hoo! J Which
is a very good thing, given that I have forgotten how exactly I pruned the
tomatoes last season, even though I developed the system!!! Oh, dear, good
thing I did the article before I forgot.
So here I be in my own little universe and if you learn something from it in
passing by - that was the whole idea and feel free to leave a comment -
sharing is caring! Tee, hee ... now the next limit is 2000 pageviews, I hope that by Roots 'n' Shoots'
second birthday it would have reached this J
BTW, tried to do a blog "Make-over" too. Wanted to get a more 'professional' look. Alas, that didn't work out so well, couldn't get a nice background that I was completely happy with, had major text-2-background-2-readability colour problems.... so I just stayed with the present look. J
... Me out...
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