Three years ago, on 2006-01-23, I opened Cromely's world with this post. In it, I set down certain rules I would follow on this blog and I've stuck with them fairly well.
I also set a goal or writing at least 5 times a week, which is roughly 260 posts a year.
While I am well above my goal, my posts/year has been coming down. I'm okay with that because (at least in my mind) they are getting better.
This has been a huge year for growth. Most of that is due to the great bloggers on Entrecard, the great bloggers who recently left Entrecard, and the bloggers from elsewhere who have taken an interest in this site.
Cromely's World by the numbers:
- Total visitors: 116,231
- Total posts: 990
- Total Book Reviews: 39
- Number of people who have read one of my book reviews all the way to the end: 7 (I'm being optimistic)
- Google Page Rank: 3
- Placement on Google when you search for "Turkey Butt": 3
- Number of blogs in the feed on my sidebar: 20
- Number that update often: 6
- Number of typos: 6,934,926
I'm quite pleased with this project. I guess after three years, I should be. But what's in store for the next 365 days?
First, I plan to switch my posting schedule from a minimum of 5 out of every 7 days to exactly 5 out of 7 days. Hopefully this will mean stronger content.
My other goal for this year is to do a better job responding to my comments. I do appreciate the valuable comments my readers leave, and I've treated posts as monologues too much, and not at tools for beginning discussion.
I hope to minimize the typos this year. That's tougher because they're invisible to me for 24 hours.
It's been an exciting year, and it looks like things are going to go up from there.
Thank you to everyone who visits Cromely's World. Your time/attention is one of the most valuable things you have. I am grateful that you share it with me.
You can find previous Blogaversary posts here:
2006-01-23: Cromely's World Launched
2007-01-24: 371 -- First Blogaversary
2008-01-24: 685 -- Second Blogaversary