A Year in the Blogging World | Strange search terms and Dr Oz shows

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I realized just the other day that I have been blogging for just over a year.  I didn’t even want to start, my husband made me.  Kicking and pouting but trusting in his marketing prowess I began my journey in the world of the blogger.

Little did I know that within a month, disaster would strike my beloved Cinque Terre and through my writing I would be able to reach thousands of readers.  The networking and relationships built and made through the experience remain strong twelve months later.

A few months after beginning, I soon became ‘on-line’ friends with other writers and authors of books I loved.  Their stories became my inspiration and I began to write even more.  With my writing came followers and with followers came encouraging feedback and comments.  The fire and passion to share began to burn brighter, and so the cycle began.  WordPress added fuel to the obsession with its detailed stats page and the ability to track favorite posts, clicks and likes.  Although I no longer check my stats hourly, it is the last thing I look at before turning out the lights.

I want to thank everyone who has been a part of this journey and growth.  A blog the started with only my mom following me has grown to over 200 subscribers with at least that many views daily, over 300 Facebook followers and twice as many on twitter.  I am nearing 100,000 views and my busiest day to date was 1,123 views.  My posts have brought people together, help to Vernazza, made preparing for travel to Italy easier and hopefully a smile to everyone’s faces.  This blog even got me on the Dr Oz show, although embarrassingly it was for a personal poo story not as a travel expert.  If you can find me on Facebook then you might find the video link!  I can’t WAIT to see what the next 12 months bring!  To celebrate I have a few fun and …. well…. interesting facts about my blog.  Enjoy!

Most Interesting Key Words:  These are real life snips of real life keywords that brought readers to my blog.  Unfortunately, I am sure many were disappointed.

italy travel humor

Now that I would like to see.

travel italy humor

All at once?

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I don’t even WANT to know

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Another disappointed viewer. I would hate to see what would happen if I DID write a post about a penis.

My blog read around the world

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Top Posts

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Home page / Archives More stats 8,089
Vernazza Flood More stats 6,700
Cinque Terre, Vernazza Flooding:  Before and after photos and videos More stats 5,598
Understanding Italian Culture |  Handling Money, Shopping, Computers and Staying in Line More stats 2,402
Cinque Terre Flood:  Vernazza Clean Up Progress More stats 2,254
Cinque Terre, Vernazza flood update: Disaster Relief More stats 1,882
Learning When To Run More stats 1,785
Cinque Terre:  Vernazza Flood Update More stats 1,764
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