August 15, 2010

1st Year Birthday



Its been a year since I started this blog, Just cant belive it, seems like yesterday... Here are some of the stats.

Total Number of Posts (including this one) - 110
Total Number of Photo's - 309
Total Number of Comments - 2823
RSS Subscribers - 98
Followers - 100
Fans on Facebook - 79
Google Page Rank - 3 with alexa ranking of 302K (yes, the alexa ranking is improving day by day)

12,913 page loads with 8413 unique visitor's in the year 2010 compared to 4384 page loads and 3086 unique visitor's in the year 2009
Average of 8 unique visitor's per day from organic searches, most of it coming from google images. Total of 40,500 impressions of photo's from my blog. The photo which has most number of impression in Google and other search engine is Peacock with 1900 impressions, Mother Mary in Saree comes second.

St Mary's Basilica is the most visited post, most of the visitor's land here from organic search, the following 3 photo's from the same post are in the most downloaded photo's from my blog in no particular order.

These are pretty impressive stats for me considering from where I started and the credit goes to all my visitor's, I started this blog to share the photo's, get feed back, make new friends who share the same hobby, learn from them but i was pretty new to all this and i was not sure what I was doing or how to go about all this... everything was very new to me. I still remember the days i used to keep checking my blog every few hours for any comments/reactions and there used to be none, I felt like giving up ( I guess its the phase every new blog and blogger has to go through).

After couple of weeks i discovered this wonderful meme My World Tuesday and i started participating here regularly. I used to travel to different place's during weekends just to get photo's and information for My World Post. Thanks to the Skywatch and My World team, participating here has helped me discover other part of the world and culture and also rediscover my own world, there was no turning back from here.  Today I Particiapte in several other meme's, also post at "Soaring Through The World In Pictures" "N-zine" "The Lounge" "Masth Mysore"

The journey so far has been wondeful, all the above stats is because of YOU and I take this opertunity to thank Sylvia, Carolyn Ford, Kala, Anne(Norway), Regina, J Bar, Carver, Ewoke, Bhupesh, Kcalpesh, Manang Kim, Hootin Anni, Tom(Fishing Guy), Joyce(Light and Voice), January, Ann, Noel, Eileen, Rebecca, Luna Miranda, Chandana, Tricia, Jom, Denise, Sandy, Jill, Heather, Indrani, Hilary, Tammie Lee, Lisa, Photo cache, Mary T, all my followers and every single visitor to my blog. It would not have been possible to reach here without you all, many of you have been an inspiration, many of you have been kind enough to share your knowledge and skills in photography.

Looking forward to make more friends and to celebrate many more birthdays with you all.

Please feel free to Grab this badge, this is for YOU

44 comments:

  1. Happy 1st Year Birthday, Sam! Gorgeous macro shot and so appropriate for the day!! Love the rich colors! Have a wonderful evening!

    Sylvia

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  2. Well, I for one am very glad you started blogging a year ago! I look forward to each of your posts day by day. Congratulations and Happy Birthday!

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  3. Congrats....these stats are sooo interesting. You are very 'popular' for just a year of doing this! Here's to another great year.

    PS I don't even know what an alexa ranking is...but it sounds good!

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  4. Thanks Rebecca, Your photo's are inspirational

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  5. Congratulations on your year anniversary! May your page rank continue to improve.

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  6. :) Sam!!!!!!
    Happy First year
    :)
    It is all because of you and your skills....
    We are just admireres!!!!!!

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  7. Congratulations Samson! You've a splendid blog and I always enjoy visiting.

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  8. @ Bhupesh
    Thanks for your kind words buddy

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  9. Beautifully taken. I like it.

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  10. Happy Happy 1st Birthday - You are so sweet, Samson! You have a wonderful blog & beautiful photos... Keep up the good work!

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  11. Beautiful shot!
    Happy Blog Birthday!

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  12. @ GrandmaK
    Thanks

    @ akarui
    Thank you

    @ Tricia
    Thanks for your kind words

    @ Carletta
    Thanks

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  13. Happy First Birthday and Happy Ruby Tuesday!

    I played too. Mine are here and here.

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  14. Yay!! Clap3x!! to you my friend!! Happy 100th blogversary. You are one of the bloggers/photographer that inspires me too. Your photography has depth. Congratulations and more power!!
    A Chevrolet red pick up

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  15. One year! Happy anniversary! The time does indeed go by fast, doesn't it?

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  16. Samson, thanks for participating in Ruby Tuesday. All your stats are very interesting! Congrats on your one-year anniversary! I will take your lovely RED candle and post it on my blog!

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  17. Congrats, congrats on a well earned success. Just one question: why a grieving candle on such a nice occasion?

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  18. Congratulations on your blog anniversary and thanks so much for mentioning me.

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  19. Happy anniversary, my friend. We are better for your presence among us. Your photos are wonderful. You are a nice part of my blogging experience, which I hold very dear. Thanks.

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  20. congratulations! we have been enjoying your photos for a year already. more anniversaries to come. and thanks for the badge.

    www.ewok1993.wordpress.com

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  21. Beautiful blog. Keep up the good work.

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  22. Congratulations! Your photos are wonderful ... here's to many more posts in the future.

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  23. Thank you for sharing this wonderful photo
    Happy 1e Birthday, hope many will follow

    Have a nice week,
    Greetings, Bram

    My WordPress Blog

    Seen om My World Tuesday

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  24. Congrats on your blogs birthday! I have enjoyed your blog and photos. Keep them coming.

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  25. Gorgeous....and what a image to celebrate with...congrats!

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  26. I am closing in on a year myself now, I am so glad I am doing it. Congrats

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  27. Happy first birthday. Thank you for sharing all your photo's. Wonderful

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  28. Well deserved! Congratulations.

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  29. Happy blogoversary! Many more to you!

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  30. Happy first birthday :) that's quite an accomplishment!

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  31. Happy blogoversity!!
    Keep up the wonderful work :)

    Have a great day!

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  32. Happy 1st Year Birthday :)
    Keep up the good work!

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  33. Congratulations!
    The picture is beautiful!
    Have a nice day!

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  34. Happy blog birthday, Samson. In September, I, too, will have my one year anniversary. Blogging has helped me retain my sanity in the eighteen months since I lost my job of 21 years...a really sad time for me. I, thankfully, have made a world of new friends, many from India, the country of my heart.

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