Since I started this blog in June 2010, I've never gotten through a month without posting at least once. If I don't post today, that streak will end, and I just can't allow that to happen.
I was looking over my paltry blog stats today and realized that this thing has been going for seven years. 442 posts. (Does that number make anyone else think of Lost? It's not exactly one of the numbers, but it's close.) I know I shouldn't be surprised that I've found 442 things to post about—I've filled 21 journals on much more mundane things—but, well, I'm surprised.
So I'm going to celebrate my seven-year blogerversary by highlighting some fun (for me, at least) stats.
First post: So, I'm done with classes. Now what? Boy, I was a rambler. Probably still am, but I hope I've curbed that tendency somewhat.
Post with the most page views: Bold literary characters. I wonder how many people stumbled upon this post because they were looking for inspiration for their English papers.
Most popular topic label: Life lessons. I know, I know. You're all shocked Harry Potter isn't at the top. I am, too.
Post with the most comments: My pre-30s bucket list. It's a little depressing how few of these things I've actually accomplished. Somehow I've got to find a way to go skiing, leave the country, get married, have a kid, buy a house and a piano, finish learning "Rhapsody in Blue," and perfect my ranch dressing recipe in the next 3 1/2 months. Totally doable.
Post that used the least amount of words: 10 reasons why the NBA lockout sucks. I had forgotten about this one! Things are a bit different now.
Post that was the hardest to publish: I have a hard time being publicly personal (public = anyone who is not me). The personal stuff doesn't always make it to the publish phase, and when it does, my instinct is to quickly bury it so no one sees it. All of the Pearls of 20something Wisdom posts have been hard for that reason, especially the aloneness one.
My favorite post: Burning books (although this one is a close second). I stopped so many people from reading The Casual Vacancy with this post. You're welcome. But I still look back on the book-burning experience fondly.