February 28, 2013

2nd Year Blogiversary

I’m not sure how I missed it, but my 2nd year Blogiversary was 4 days ago! You’d think with all my posts on meta-blogging I would have noticed it coming. I blame my distracted state on prepping for upcoming interviews.

So how’s my fledgling little blog doing?

* In terms of traffic sources, I had five times as many visitors from Pinterest last year than the year before!
* I have ten new pins, bringing my total to fourteen pins!
* Overall, page views is up 139% from the same time last year!

I noticed the newborn photography was the third most profitable page. I admit when I saw that I envisioned a random surfer thinking “I’ll try this do-it-yourself stuff”, stumbled onto my blog, and think “no way! I’m hiring a professional.”

The most popular page is my Labor Predictor. On any given day about 40-50% of the page views to my blog are on the labor predictor. I’m glad it’s so popular, it was fun writing it! I love my math-y posts.

My goal for the coming year: increase the number of non-mommy related posts. I was talking to someone the other day and it was clear that he thought of my blog as a “mommy blog”. Obviously being a new mom is a major part of my identity right now, but it’s not the only piece. While I’ll never shed the mom title, Nicki will grow older and more independent. I plan on keeping my blog for a while, not just while I have young kids!

With that said, I’m off to go take more photos of Nicki. Because I’m an obsessive momtographer like that.

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