April by the Numbers

Hey all!

I don’t normally post anything about my blog stats, but I do like to look at them. I hit the insights tab and wow. April has been a month of unexpected surprises and milestones for my blog.

April

So, for this little blogs, I wanted to share all the love that you guys have given my blog in the past month. In March, I got up to 886 views, and I hoped that for April, I would get at least 1000. Well I did get at least 1000…I didn’t expect to get an extra 3694 on top of Β that. As well as over 2000 likes, almost 1000 comments, and nearly 1500 visitors.

April has been a month of milestones and has also been the month with the most growth of in my blog. My blog is still a baby, at just over two months old, but seeing all the support that you guys have given has made me really proud of my wee corner of the internet.

This month, I got nominated for so many awards which I never expected. I still get nominated now, and I’m so thankful for each one. Even if I’ve already done a post on that specific award, I’m so happy when you guys think of me and nominate me πŸ˜€

I hit 100 followersΒ on April 2. I hitΒ 200 followersΒ on April 14. I recently hitΒ 300 followersΒ on April 23. As I’m writing this post, I have 354 followers. Β That’s amazing and crazy πŸ˜€

On AprilΒ 10, I hit 1000 likes. On April 13, I wrote my 50th post, and at this rate, in a few weeks I will have written 100. On April 15, I hit 1337 likes. An odd number, but thanks for telling me WordPress. On April 20, I hit my best day for likes, I reached 106. On April 27, I beat that record, by getting 123 likes.

I started really putting an effort during April with getting involved with the community here on WordPress. I have always done the Weekly Photo Challenge and have been involved with the Daily Post Word Prompts, Community Pool and First Friday. But during April. I also made an active effort to read every post in my reader, every day. To check out the blogs that you guys have nominated for awards, so that I can find awesome new bloggers and content. I try to reply as soon as possible to your comments, and to like and comment on your own posts as well. I credit this a lot for the growth of my blog.

I also think I’ve gotten better at writing my posts. I have a couple of series going, and I try to keep the content interesting and funny (I hope). I have also gotten better at taking pictures using my phone. I feel like I’ve developed a better eye for what will make a good photo. It does mean I will spend longer standing or sitting in one place with my phone. But I’m always happy with what I’m posting, and that’s the most important thing.

So really, this is a spontaneous bonus blog that I wanted to share. I just kept looking at all the stats and comparing them with where I was a month ago. It’s crazy! I have been having lots of fun with this blog, and I can’t wait to see what will happen during this next month.

On an unrelated note, Rory has kicked me off trying to cook dinner because I cut my finger while cutting the vegetables. I swear I’m normally very careful. I only mention this because I put the band aid on weird and it makes typing a little more complicated.

Angela.

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43 thoughts on “April by the Numbers

  1. Wow that is absolutely amazing! When you get involved in WordPress community and your blog with other peoples blog, you really see a difference in the engagement and growth of your blog.

    Congrats on all your milestones! It can only get better from here!

    Pearl || thepearlylife.wordpress.com

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  2. Yay go you!! That’s mental! I agree on the reader and keeping up to date with other posts. I have found this works for me to!! Also the awards are a great way to find new bloggers!!

    Keep up the good work!! I love stopping by on your blog I do think its good content and funny!!

    Well done xxx

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  3. Ouch, sounds like something I’d do when chopping veggies.
    Huge congrats, you’re doing so well with your blog & I’m really glad I can follow the journey with you. Take some time to celebrate! β™₯

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  4. These numbers are truly amazing for the time that you’ve been blogging. You are doing amazingly well! I always appreciate how you’ve been there for my blog, adding insight and comments. I’m happy to see your hard work paying off πŸ™‚

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      1. It’s been nice getting to know you. I always clicked on your blog from my notifications window that I only just realized a few days ago I had never actually clicked follow! I was like, How did I not see her post in my reader? Lol. It’s all good now.

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