Today is a very special day here at The Camel Life. Not only is it International Talk Like A Pirate Day ( Arr!…. Yeah, I got nothing), it’s also my one year blogging anniversary!
That’s right, kids. One year ago today, I said goodbye to my last remaining ounce of pride and hit publish on my very first blog post. Now, one year and 112 nonsensical posts later, I couldn’t be happier that I did.
I could tell you in way too many words (like I usually do) what an amazing year this has been for me, but instead, I think I’ll just let the cold, hard numbers do the talking. So without further adieu I present to you:
The Camel Life: A Year in Numbers:
- Number of people I have somehow convinced to subscribe to this foolishness: 507
- Percentage of those people who are actually members of my immediate family under assumed names: 99
- Number of posts I’ve written that have been Freshly Pressed: 3
What’s that, you want to read them again?? Ok:
- Number of posts I need to have Freshly Pressed before I can start blogging full-time while watching Anderson all day and eating Ritter Sports: Eleventy Billion. (Umm.. do you know how expensive Ritter Sports are?? sh*t is some fine, European chocolate right there.)
- Number of hits received since September 19, 2011: 75,000
- Number of those hits that were actually the result of people google searching the term “Carb Face”: 74,849 (see this post).
- Google search rank for the term “Carb Face” : 1
- 875: Approximate number of pictures posted of animals doing people things:
- 15,789: Words written about reality TV, being lonely and/or cereal consumption:
- Percentage of posts that exploit one or more of my family members: 100.
I feel like this should end like one of those Mastercard commercials and say “Overall Experience: Priceless” or some sh*t like that.. but I like you guys too much to do that to you. Even if I do make you read stale Anchorman jokes and look at pics of me in my sweaty gym clothes.
So instead I’ll say that blogging this past year has been tons of fun, and honestly one of the best experiences of my life. Not only have I had a lot of laughs and written about everything from my profuse sweating problem to growing up catholic and my imaginary friend Jenna, I’ve learned a lot about myself in the process. Blogging has also helped me to stay connected to my friends and family back home and to make a lot of new friends, both online and IRL.
So now I’m going to celebrate this momentous occasion the only way I know how: By inserting this delicious red velvet cupcake into my mouth hole:
In other words:
Question of the Day: How long have you been blogging?
Or.. if you don’t blog, have you ever thought about it?