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!