Two Years Old Already?

A Writer’s Words, An Editor’s Eye was born two years ago today. Many bloggers celebrate the anniversary of their blogs, their blogiversaries. However, since this blog is my baby, I’m celebrating my baby’s birthday and the following highlights:

  • 376 posts, including 15 series of 2 to 15 installments
  • Nearly 3200 comments, which have educated, entertained, and inspired me far more than my posts have done for my readers
  • Nearly 70,000 spam comments caught by Akismet in 18 months (I didn’t have any spam control in the first 6 months … and got little spam)
  • More friends than I can count – many of whom are listed in my blogroll

On my blog’s first birthday, I reviewed how my understanding of blogging had changed.

I discovered that my blog is not just a place to share what I’ve learned. Blogging is a large city with hundreds of small neighborhoods. It’s a place to make new friends, a place to learn and share. It’s synergy that makes the whole more than the sum of its parts.

My understanding of blogging as community has developed even more in the last year. The number of blog posts increased about 35%, but comments increased by more than 500%.

I said last year I was going to work on SEO and promote my blog better … but I didn’t. This blog is pure fun for me, and SEO and promotion isn’t fun to me. I’m glad I have a handful of subscribers and some loyal readers. If I were serious about blogging, I’d focus on the topic of writing rather than covering whatever interests me at the moment. But that would be too much like work. So I’ll keep having fun and hope you’ll come along for the ride.

Thanks to each of you who subscribe or read regularly and to those of you who visit occasionally. I appreciate each one of you, value every comment, and love our friendly little neighborhood in the big city of the blogosphere.

Put on your party hat, have a slice of birthday cake, and release a balloon to say “happy birthday” to A Writer’s Words, An Editor’s Eye.

Now I just hope my blog isn’t going to start having tantrums like a Terrible Two!

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