Thursday, September 3, 2009

My first blogoversary!

This month marks the one-year anniversary of Outlandish Observations! Thank you so much to all my readers, especially those who've left comments here or contacted me by email to offer their support. I'm still having fun with this blog, and I hope you'll continue to visit here in the coming months, especially after AN ECHO IN THE BONE comes out.

A few brief comments about my blog:

  • In this first year, I've had more than 57,000 hits and 77,000 page views. I think that's amazing, considering that I am a first-time blogger.
  • This site averages about 150-200 hits per day.
  • I've had visitors from many different countries, all over the world.
  • Diana knows about my blog (and I didn't actually die of embarrassment when I found that out!) I have no idea if she has actually visited this site or not, but I am sure she knows it exists.
  • It's helped bring many new members to the Compuserve Books and Writers Forum (the online community where Diana Gabaldon hangs out). That wasn't my primary reason for creating this blog, at all, but it's been very gratifying to see new members pop up on Compuserve who mention having seen my blog. Thanks to all of you!

Some of my most popular posts over the past year include:

What Jamie Fraser Looks Like

Diana's comments on a possible OUTLANDER movie

Confessions of an OUTLANDER Audiobook Addict


What do these things look like? (and the other OUTLANDER Links posts)

By way of celebrating this milestone, I thought I'd offer my first MckLinky list. I've been noticing these on other sites recently and wanted to give it a try myself. Please enter your site's name and URL below. And if you want to leave a comment, that would be much appreciated. Thanks!

14 comments:

Shinade aka Jackie said...

Congratulations on this wonderful milestone! i am looking forward to another great year of visiting here.

Thanks so much for the link love and I hope you have a terrific day!
Jackie

Deniz Bevan said...

Thanks for hosting such a detailed and fun blog Karen!

Laura's Reviews said...

Congrats - I love reading your blog!

czaroma said...

Congrats on your blog's milestone! Keep blogging :)

One Creative Queen said...

WOOT!! Definitely worth a huge congratulations - this is something worth celebrating! Your blog is a great read and I always enjoy visiting. Here's to another fantastic year! xx

Karen Henry said...

Thank you all for your good wishes!

Karen

Ann said...

Congratulations on a terrific first year. Here's to many more.

Mara said...

Congrats and happy blogversary :)

Robin said...

Congratulations. Although I haven't commented before, I enjoy reading so keep up the good work!
And, thanks for being a regular EC dropper on my site - it's much appreciated.

headstrong chick said...

congratulations.YOu got an excellent blog!

lunarhemizphere said...

happy 1st blogoversary!More years to come!

moongoddesslae said...

I love this opportunity!lol!thank you-thaaaank you! Happy blogging... and congrats!

havenlei said...

let's drink to that! Cheers!!

Anonymous said...

Karen
Hi Karen,
Congrats on your one year blogoversary! I think I joined you not long after you started. I want you to know how very much I enjoy your thoughtful and well-researched blog. I stop by often. Here's to many more anniversaries for you.

Slainte,
Shamrock