Monday, 3 February 2014

Happy Blogiversary!

Image from The Gardener of Eden Blog
Yesterday was my blogging birthday and I forgot! Therefore this post is a quick glance back over the last year. It is also an opportunity to say thank you to you all for reading, commenting and sharing the posts that I write here.

The last year has been a bit of a roller coaster. Some of the posts that I think will receive comments do not whilst others that are perhaps nothing more than my inane drivel receive comments abound. Those comments full of support, encouragement and friendship. In a world that is full of some miserable and dreadful things that is quite refreshing.

Looking back over the last year, the top ten viewing countries are shown here, with a surprise or two. I clearly get more viewers from the United States than the United Kingdom which is interesting.

The top post for the year was, unsurprisingly the first prompt of the Book of Me with over 1,000 views on 31st August 2013.

I ran a small series on Filofax in the early part of 2013. Part one received 448 views. Part three received 341 views and Part four received 351 views. Part two was written but the views did not make the top ten.

I also did two Tuesday's Tip posts on Evernote. Part two of that received 413 views. Part one didn't make the top ten, but only just.

Another post which made the top viewed list was the February photo collage.

When the Anglers Rest blog first launched in 2002 I wasn't overly sure what a blog was supposed to look and feel like. Gradually over time it became second nature. There is a process to successful blogging and that is taking part, writing, sharing, commenting and the most important, which is I believe being yourself.

So a big thank you goes out to the people who contribute by the way of reading, commenting and sharing.


  1. Which site referred most viewers?

    1. Steve, the Filofax posts received the most visitors from Philofaxy, probably from the web find posts

  2. Happy Blogiversary. I look forward to your post. Keep up the great work.

  3. Happy Blogiversary. I enjoy your post. Keep them coming.

  4. Happy Blogoversary and best wishes for many more blogging years to come :)

  5. Happy Blogiversary Julie! Looking forward to the coming years!!

  6. Happy Blog Anniversary Julie. I am afraid I do not keep track of mine. which is a little remiss of me, but I do enjoy the interaction with other bloggers around the world.

  7. Julie,

    I want you to know that your blog post is listed in my Fab Finds post at

    Have a great weekend!

  8. I totally missed my second blogiversary. Congrats to you!

  9. Happy bogiversary! It's been great getting to meet you "virtually!

  10. Congrats, Julie!!

  11. Congratulations Julie. Your impressive stats reveal your blogging impact with all your initiatives.


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