First, I'll write some stats:
I've written 344 posts.
I've accumulated 1108 followers, and 2319 subscribers.
My blog has gotten 1,708,612 page views.
My most-viewed post is actually my very first post: FAQ#1: How did you lose the weight?
My most-viewed blog page is my Photos page.
My biggest traffic source is from Pinterest.
I have gotten hits from people in 143 different countries.
My running over the past year:
My weight at this time last year was 139. Today it was 142. I'm not happy about the gain since I started marathon training, but I am very happy that I'm so close to where I was a year ago. Maintenance is going well!
Some funny/strange Google searches that led to my blog:
"kale crap smell" ---Been there, smelled that!
"ugliest cats" ---Poor Estelle. She fits the bill.
"treadMILF" ---Heck yeah, I am!
"two bottom cheeks hanging below his navel" ---huh?
"unflattering runner" ---thank goodness there are no mirrors where I run
"are there sharks in Lake Erie?" ---No. I assure you, there are no sharks.
"cookies make you happier" ---Duh!
"cookies with a fuckload of chocolate" ---Just point me in the right direction.
"eat like a horse at night" ---So? I can't be the only one!
"giddy after arch bars removed" ---Yep, pretty much.
"guy third leg" ---Jerry said "they must be looking for me"
"hot naked men of arizona" ---Maybe they were searching out The Boring Runner? ;)
"husband says stupid things" ---Everyday.
"marshmallow fluff in my pants" ---Are you SURE that's fluff???
The original title of my blog was "Half My Size"; but I changed it when I couldn't budge the last 5 pounds. I didn't feel honest having a blog with that title since I wasn't technically half my starting weight.
The original blogspot domain was theycallmeslimkatie. An Eminem reference.
It's been SUCH a great year, and my blog is so much more successful than I'd ever imagined. I always expected this to be my private little corner of the web, but it's been fun. I hope to keep blogging for many years to come!
If you've read something you've enjoyed or found helpful over the past year, of if I've responded to your e-mail, or comments, or if you've just enjoyed the blog, I would love for you to take a minute to vote for me for the Best Weight Loss Blog at Fitness magazine. I'm nowhere near winning, but I would love your support if you haven't yet voted!
I would like to offer a huge thank you to ALL of my readers--you've made this past year so enjoyable for me, whether you have commented or e-mailed, or even if you are just a "lurker" here. I appreciate your reading!