It was about this time last year that I wrote my first post on this humble web log. Little did I know back then when I penned my first post, of the events that would unfold, and the doors that would open. It has been a great ride, with many more interesting and topical posts to come. Oh, what fun it has been and I would like to thank every single visitor who has dropped by.
Here are some interesting stats;
There have been 18,878 visitors to this blog, with 30,474 page visits. That is an average of 113 visits per day. In the first month, I was lucky to get 10 visits a day and that was only because I kept emailing all my mates to keep reading it! This graph shows the monthly stats over the year. Not bad for an average Aussie who grew up on a dairy farm in Loxton North, and who settled down in Melton West, Victoria!
Now here is the average demographic by country since I started the blog. Click to enlarge. The bigger clusters represent large amounts of visits from those areas.
Enough stats, on with the exciting bit!
As long time readers may know, I started writing this blog for two reasons. Firstly, I had begun a wonderful journey towards a sustainable lifestyle after my green epiphany, and wanted to share it with the world. I was on a personal mission to help save the planet, but somewhere along my journey, I discovered that it wasn't the planet that need saving, it was humanity that needed my help from their own actions.
Secondly, it was because I was laid up with a back injury and needed an outlet for my thoughts and opinions and I so desperately wanted to continue on the journey I started by any means possible.
So to celebrate the occasion, I am going to giveaway a small prize. In the spirit of this blog, I have some well read magazines and a small book to giveaway. The magazines are "G Magazine" which is touted as "your guide to green living". I have found it very helpful, with great tips and articles about all things sustainable.
The book is about change. Now if there ever was a skill that we all need right now, it is how to handle change effectively. The book is titled "Who Moved My Cheese? - An Amazing Way to Deal With Change In Your Work and In Your Life" by Dr Spencer Johnson. It is a fantastic book, and easy read, and it changed my outlook on life. I believe that if you can deal with change, you can deal with most things in life.
Now to win these fabulous prizes, you simply have to leave a comment (nothing rude please). I will randomly pick a winner using a random number generator (nerdy, I know, but fair), and I will post the prize to any location on the planet. The prize will be drawn on Friday 20th February at 1800 Australian Eastern Daylight Saving time, with the winner announced in a blog post. So stop lurking and start commenting. You have to be in it to win it!
Bon Chance Mon Ami!