My 5th Blogoversary, and Love on a Copy Machine

love on a copy machine

Today is my 5th blogoversary.

Five years of blogging! It’s been fulfilling to make connections with people around the world, some drifting into my life and others drifting out as our interests have changed, all documented here in living color. I worked a lot harder at blogging a few years ago, as I toiled at getting my stats up, toyed briefly with monetization, and linked up at various blog parties.

I didn’t write as much in the last year. I thought I was dealing with writer’s block for a long time, and I guess I was, but I also felt like I finished telling the stories I wanted to tell. I’m sure some new ones will come along, and I hope they do, but for right now I don’t want to force it.

I just reviewed my favorite posts from 2015, so on to my favorite funny search terms from the year, along with, well, another one.

Funny search terms

love on a copy machine
how do ladies with a big bust play the bodhran
don’t be a prufrock
farmers drinking beer and goofing off
freaky old man in toga
a crazy man’s brain waves
steps to eat food
bucket of pez

The last one, though, is so peculiar, I couldn’t bring myself to type it, lest I bring on even more bizarre Google juice in the future. You’ll have to settle for a screenshot. What is going on out there, people?

not so funny search term

They didn’t find the answer on my blog, just to be clear.

Stats Attack

My most visited post of the year also became my most visited post of all time:
A Christmas Quest: Solve the Riddles to Find Your Present

It gets a big surge in interest each year as Christmas approaches. I like the idea of little kids searching for gifts on Christmas morning, and that being connected in some small way to my story. And that’s what has been the most special part of blogging to me, making connections.

Stats for A Christmas Quest

P.S. I continued my tradition of illustrating my blog anniversary posts with images purchased from Fiverr.

Previous blog anniversaries

About Marcy

I blog about trying to get out of my comfort zone, completing 101 things in 1001 days (and beyond), and writing my memoirs. My book: Timid No More.

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4 Responses to My 5th Blogoversary, and Love on a Copy Machine

  1. Carol apple says:

    Congratulations on reaching your 5th blogging anniversary! That is quite an achievement. I have certainly enjoyed your posts during the last few years. Love your idea of purchasing images from fiverr. I have toyed with the idea of offering some kind of illustration there.

    • Marcy says:

      Thanks so much, Carol! I have been so impressed with Fiverr and the creative work that people are providing for only five dollars! Of course, for the artist, I don’t see how they can make money off it, but I think most are doing it to build up a portfolio or get exposure. It would be a fun challenge for an illustrator, I would think, to have to create work based on someone’s request, especially the random ones.

  2. Abby says:

    Happy number 5! I always enjoy visiting here, and have often felt that you put a lot of effort into your posts. I’m glad you’re not forcing anything :).

    And those search terms…?!? Just to be clear – that last search term wasn’t me. Thank goodness. Although I somewhat shamefully admit that “love on a copy machine” conjured a different image than the one you included.

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