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Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Happy 6th birthday, Topaz Horizon!

What a big month this is for me! I'm giving birth any day now and I'm celebrating this blog's 6th birthday! Check out my Facebook page's cover photo:

I actually started blogging in 2005, over at Friendster (do any of my readers still remember Friendster?). But I decided to go over to Blogger the following year. I had 20 visitors every day for 2 years, then it became 50-70 in 2008. Then my visits jumped to 200-300 in '09. Last year was my big year--that was when I finally hit an average of 1,000 visitors a day. Now I have about 45,000 page views a month.

Took me 6 years, folks. And I know I'd get more if I just promoted my blogs more, did more giveaways, did more SEOs, optimized, professionalized, etceterized! But... the plate is very full so I'll just let it grow organically. I'm happier this way!

I had also wanted to do major giveaways but I'm giving birth this month. I figured I won't be able to handle a new baby and a big contest at the same time. So we'll do a mega big huge one on our 7th year! Here's hoping you're still around by then!

I really do appreciate your readership, your support, your encouragement and your friendship. It's been absolutely amazing how loved you've made me and my family feel--from our wedding, my mother's death, my pregnancies, my adventures in marriage and motherhood, my rabbit's sickness and death, my victories big and small, and my defeats both silly and crushing, you've been there for me. You are all a great blessing. Thank you!

24 comments:

  1. happy anniversary to your blog, dont worry, will continue to read and visit your blog everyday

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    1. Thanks! Now if only I can update every day! =D

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  2. Wow, six years! 45,000 page views a month!

    Happy Anniversary, Frances! Thank you making your readers a part of your life.

    God bless you and your family.

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    1. Thank YOU for making me a part of your life!

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  3. Happy 6th birthday to your blog Frances! Your blog has always been part of my daily reads! :)

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    1. Thanks! Now I must update daily =P

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  4. Happy 6th anniversary to you and your blog. Thank you for being one of my inspirations in blogging. I love reading your posts/blog.... Wishing your safe delivery...

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  5. happy 6th anniversary! keep on writing and inspiring us! :-)

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  6. Happy 6th blog anniversary, Frances. My blog is also 6 years na din pala! But of course, it's not as widely read as yours. ;) Maybe someday... hehe.. Thanks for the continuing to inspire working moms/amateur writers like me. More power!

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    1. Congratulations on your blog's 6th birthday, too! =D

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  7. happy anniversary frances!!! may your years be more blessed and may you never tire of sharing your stories with us :D

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    1. Thanks, Manila Mommy! I am just glad that God has blessed me with stories to tell and the desire to share them =) Now if only I have more time to actually blog regularly again!

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  8. Happy 6th Birthday Topaz Horizon! :)

    More power to you!! :)

    Keep on blogging!

    Super enjoy reading your blog.. :)

    Cheers!!

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  9. Frances love your photo so pretty!

    Happy Anniversary! As always, you never fail to inspire me, not just with your blogging, but in everything you do! :)

    Lotsa love

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    1. Aww, Kat! You made me feel old =D You're quite an inspiration yourself. I miss you! Come home na!

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