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Happy 3rd Blogday to me

by Mel Starrs on April 14, 2009

in Housekeeping

Well, slightly belated as 11 April 2009 was the 3rd birthday of this blog, but I figure people have better things to do with their bank holidays than read this blog.

Last year I jotted down some stats, so for this following along at home, I’ll give some quick updates.

My hits have increased almost 50% from almost 8000 last year to nearly 12,000. Which is incredible, really. I once heard a rule of thumb, that it took 3 years for a blog to become established. Seems that’s held up for me at least. So for anyone else who is struggling, and wondering if it’s worth it, keep going, it all comes together eventually.

By far, my most popular post has been June’s Rough Guide to BREEAM 2008, which to date has been viewed a staggering 1,482 times. I’m stunned.

I’m in the process of clearing up links, categories and tags, reviewing old posts, clearing out old drafts and general spring cleaning. I’m hoping to follow up on some of my old posts and tie up some loose ends in the next few months. But no promises. Looking over old posts, I have a very poor habit of promising to write something and then not following it up, as the next, more exciting, shiny thing comes my way. So, if I do it, I do it. If I don’t, c’est la vie!

Again, thanks to everyone who has read, commented, twittered or sent me emails in the past year, especially those who let me know when when my site was broken (which it was for a considerable chunk during the winter).

  • http://www.sudobe.com/blog Chris Tweed

    Congratulations! You’re an inspiration.

  • http://www.sudobe.com/blog Chris Tweed

    Congratulations! You’re an inspiration.

  • http://www.justpractising.com Su Butcher

    Congratulations Mel, is it only that long?
    I’d also like to thank you for encouraging me to take my first blogging steps earlier this year.
    You should be inspired by the growth of interest in your blog which is a testimony to the quality of content.
    Ever onward!

  • http://www.justpractising.com Su Butcher

    Congratulations Mel, is it only that long?
    I’d also like to thank you for encouraging me to take my first blogging steps earlier this year.
    You should be inspired by the growth of interest in your blog which is a testimony to the quality of content.
    Ever onward!

  • Mark brinkley

    Good on you, Mel. I find your blog just about the most helpful resource available. Happy birthday.

    Mark

  • http://markbrinkley@mac.com Mark brinkley

    Good on you, Mel. I find your blog just about the most helpful resource available. Happy birthday.

    Mark

  • http://www.onemanandhisblog.com Adam Tinworth

    Congratulations!

    There’s some truth in the 3 years thing – my blog (now in its 7th(!) year really hit its stride around then, and has been steadily growing since.

  • http://www.onemanandhisblog.com Adam Tinworth

    Congratulations!

    There’s some truth in the 3 years thing – my blog (now in its 7th(!) year really hit its stride around then, and has been steadily growing since.

  • http://www.microgenerationforums.co.uk richard ‘microgeneration’ ward

    Hi Mel,

    just found your blog – congratulations on your 3rd Birthday – long may your posts continue 🙂

  • http://www.microgenerationforums.co.uk richard ‘microgeneration’ ward

    Hi Mel,

    just found your blog – congratulations on your 3rd Birthday – long may your posts continue 🙂

  • http://www.zerochampion.com Phil Clark

    Mel,
    Belated happy returns. As a slightly younger toddler I’d agree that it takes time to establish yourself. Don’t worry about breaking promises – I do it all the time.
    Phil

  • http://www.zerochampion.com Phil Clark

    Mel,
    Belated happy returns. As a slightly younger toddler I’d agree that it takes time to establish yourself. Don’t worry about breaking promises – I do it all the time.
    Phil