3/30/2016

Blog stats and a giveaway!

I started this blog in December of 2007 with no idea that it would end up where it is today:  with  over 260 followers and almost 250,000 pageviews!

As you can see, a post from 2008 is still going strong after all this time with over 16,000 views. The internet is a strange place.



My photo blog started in 2009 and has 385 followers and over 400,000 pageviews!



It seems that last January was a good month for my blog with 15,000 pageviews. Amazing!

All these number just boggle my mind and to show my gratitude, I am having a little give-away. It's not much, but I want you to know that I appreciate my faithful followers and those that pass through occasionally. 

I'm giving away a silver fish hook necklace that has a paua inset. The fish hook is a Maori sign of good luck  and the swirl on the side is a sign of life.  It hangs on a long, adjustable black cord but you can put it on a chain.
For your chance to win, simply leave a comment on this post. I will let you know the winner in two weeks!


16 comments:

Wandering Wren said...

Greetings from Auckland! Yep, I've nipped across the pond to enjoy some time out in NZ. Congratulations on your blogging success, it looks like you've had an epic adventure since you started blogging, so no wonder we are all keen to join you for the ride!
I rather like your weather here too!
Wren x

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wow - those are some impressive stats - congrats on all of them. It is such fun to see a good blog get good numbers - and I love to hear your stories. Beautiful necklace - I've not seen anything like that before. Happy continued success with your fun blog.

Mersad said...

I wish you continued success with your Blog!!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Hetty said...

These are stats, I can only dream of! Congratulations. I wanted to say that to you, but I don't wat to participate in your give away. Groetjes,
Hetty

Bette said...

I am loving your blog. My DH and I spent 3 weeks traveling through New Zealand several years ago and we both fell in love with the country. Your photos bring back many good memories for us. Thank you for offering this chance. Congratulations of your blog doing so well.

The Furry Gnome said...

Conrats! I too have been amazed at how the posts, comments and pageviews accumulate. Now I'm going to check out your photo blog.

GaynorB said...

Hello from a retired Welsh teacher currently living in France. Your blog is always interesting to read. Keep up the good work. Best wishes

Anita said...

I enjoy blogging, too! You've probably been more consistent than me, but I keep coming back to it!

Add my name to the pot. The necklace is beautiful. :)

Marja said...

Congrats That is a lot of visitors indeed. Good work going on :)

Natasha Hill said...

Awww, congratulations on so many views and followers, it's well deserved Betty! Lovely necklace too. - Tasha

Gwil W said...

I just discovered your comment from several weeks ago on Bard on the Run. It solves for me an iconic mystery. Thank you.

KL said...

Wow! congratulations on achieving such great success :-). And that's a beautiful locket to give away.

Joana said...

Cangratulations! It's a great statistic! Super!

Best, Joana

bergblumengarten said...

Thank you for your visiting my blog. I don't know, how did you find me? Thats the advantage of blogging to virtual visit a lot of people around to world. Thats the reason to have a blog for me.....good contacts.
Congratiolfation for so many posts and visits of other people. Your chain is very beautiful.
Greetings from Germany (sorry about my English)
See you....., Sigrun

Magdalena said...

Hi, Betty, what a surprise to find a guest from New Zealand on my blog. It's fun to read here and I'll certainly visit regularly.
Magdalena

Tony McGurk said...

You've done well to keep up blogging for so many years Betty. I think my blog would explode if I ever got that many views in one day.