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?
They didn’t find the answer on my blog, just to be clear.
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.
P.S. I continued my tradition of illustrating my blog anniversary posts with images purchased from Fiverr.
Previous blog anniversaries
- Peanut Zombies and Squeamish Vegans: My First Blogoversary
- Less Timid, Less Squeamish: My Second Blogoversary
- My Third Blogoversary, and Life Without a List
- Leaving “all or nothing” by my 4th blogoversary