Today is my 3 year blogiversary

I am brewing a contest to celebrate (and thanks to Gary Jones from BlueFur for stepping up to the plate and sponsoring), but with MHC coming up, I am just overwhelmed. Small factoids you might want to consider:

- When I started blogging, I used Blogger (Blogspot). I now use a self-hosted install of WordPress.
- I moved from Blogger to WP.com to WP.org. I would recommend to just stay with a self-hosted install of WP. It’s so much more convenient.
- I am geeky enough now that I do all my HTML coding by hand. I even know how to tweak a thing or two in my CSS.
- I upload my own plugins and some of them I can manipulate the settings. I know, this isn’t a big deal for many people, but hey I don’t work in the tech industry, so it *is* a big deal for me.
- My readership grew 3,000 times from the day I started to today. Yes, sir, that’s right.
- While WP reports only 1580 posts, I’ve written many, many more. This blog has received 3,472 comments in the period since I moved to WP.com (March 2008).
- I have Blogathoned twice (2007 and 2008).
- I started using Twitter a year ago (April 2008). My readership has increased as my use of Twitter has increased.
- I’ve presented at 1 blogging conference (Northern Voice 2009), helped organize two other conferences associated with social media and am now the co-organizer of Mental Health Camp.
- I have tested the social media tools and now have a research blog as well.

More importantly, I still find blogging cathartic, fun and relaxing. And remember, while I love the fact that you find my musings fun to read, or interesting, I blog for myself. That will NEVER change.

Happy 3 year blogiversary to me!

Related posts:

  1. My 8th blogiversary was this week. And I’m back…
  2. It is my 4 year blogiversary, and what did blogging bring me?
  3. My 3 year blogiversary is on Thursday, April 23rd, 2009
  4. Happy New Year – Welcome to 2009!
  5. My 2 year blogaversary is today, April 23rd.

Comments (7)

GusFApril 23rd, 2009 at 10:48 am

Congratulations on 3 years! You have accomplished a lot during that time and I know you will continue to grow. I can only wish to achieve just a fraction of what you have accomplished. I’m glad I call you friend.

Happy Blogiversary!

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KarlApril 23rd, 2009 at 11:39 am

Wow that’s a crazy amount of posts, congrats and keep it up!

TylerApril 23rd, 2009 at 12:06 pm

Congratulations on 3 years Raul! That’s awesome! You’ve done so much and continue to do so much as well! I look forward to seeing what’s in future from ya both in the online world and offline world!

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raincoasterApril 23rd, 2009 at 2:05 pm

Happy blogiversary!

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ChrisApril 23rd, 2009 at 9:05 pm

Congratulations Raul! Can I borrow some of your 1.5 posts/day? That’s a crazy amount.. I wish I had portion of your drive and passion.

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Christopher ParsonsApril 23rd, 2009 at 9:39 pm

That’s a truly terrifying number of posts – you’ve created in 3 years what I’ve created in 7 *years* over the blogs that I’ve had! Hope you had a great day!

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