I started An Eclectic Muse blog on March 30, 2010. Today I'm writing my forty-seventh post, and I'm twenty-five page views from hitting the 3000 pageviews mark. Not too shabby for the first year of my blog.
People in Suriname, Russia, and China have read my blog. Not to mention the UK, Netherlands, Canada, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Germany! Kind of humbling, if you ask me.
Some of the search phrases that led people to me are fascinating. For example, six people found me with the search phrase, "I hate Bob Evers." I have no idea who Bob Evers is, but I don't hate him since his infamy(?) led them to this blog. Four people searched "Scrooge Diary Phil Arnold" to find me. I know Phil (he writes Elvis Blog ), and it's exciting to get traffic through my friendship with him.
I don't know whether any of this data fascinates you or not, but it intrigues me. I'd love to see my page views hit 3000 this week. So, if you have a moment, help me out and share my blog! Either this post or one of your favorites.
As for the other, more important milestone, Bruce and I had something to celebrate this past weekend:
Seventeen glorious years of marriage.
It's gone by fast, and each day brings new joys. We started with five children between us, and told everyone who suggested we needed a sixth child to bite their tongue. We had our hands full with the five of them!
Now, we have a beautiful granddaughter and two more grandchildren on the way. Grandchildren are way better than having more kids of your own!
We've been blessed in many ways.
Not that it's always been easy. You can't imagine what Bruce has had to put up with to last this long! I came out with the better deal here, but he doesn't complain. That's one of the many reasons why I love him!