My first blog was on livejournal. Not sure if I even made to 5 posts before I lost interest. Livejournal's ugly, free version sucks and I only knew one other person there who wasn't a very frequent poster or reader.
My first post on Insanity Now was on May 10th, 2007, though my google analytics statistics are only from January 2nd. I probably hit the 10K mark before.
There are two main people who I have to thank for helping me get here. Sally Hazel of My take on motherhood is the reason I started this blog. I don't remember if she told me about the blog while I was trying to annoy her into joining Facebook or if I saw it on her FB profile after she joined, I think it was the former. Reading her blog inspired me to go back to what I started before and hopefully not give up as I did last time.
There was one problem, she didn't have a lot of readers and neither did I. Google wasn't sending me many visitors and I didn't quite know how to get some myself. Then, one fine day, through the magic of FB, Frum Skeptic found my blog. We had a lot of friends in common and my profile is completely open, with a link to my blog. Once we exchanged links, things took off. Instead of getting one or two visitors per day, it became ten, then twenty, culminating with my current stats of 35 average on days when there are no new posts and a nice 60 average when there are.
A big thank you to Sally and FS for helping me get here and thanks to everyone else for reading and linking.
And now it's time to put this blog to rest.
So long and thanks for all the fish.