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A trip down ‘Statistical Lane’

I thought I would pay homage to MinsMash before she shuts her doors in the form of a trip down ‘Statistical Lane’.

Don’t worry it won’t be too boring. Statistical Lane has cute cafe’s and pretty gardens AND I’ll keep it brief! 😉

Firstly, who remembers this banner image that I used at the top of the very first version of MinsMash that was created in September 2012?  I didn’t know much about photography back then!!

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These stats were correct at the time of typing this post (Wednesday 29 October @ 8:30am) but of course will change very quickly!

DAY BLOG STARTED
19 September 2012

FIRST EVER PUBLISHED POST (*cringe*)
Introductory Blog Post

NUMBER OF BLOG FOLLOWERS
222

TOTAL BLOG POSTS
442 (including this one)

ALL TIME NUMBER OF VIEWS OF THIS BLOG
50,733

NUMBER OF COMMENTS
2,512

MOST COMMENTED ON POST
Healthy Sleep and a Giveaway!
(37 comments)

Interesting to note that The New Blog Name Reveal is coming in a close second with 34 comments!

MOST VIEWED POST
After the Home Page (9444 views) and About page (4649 views), the most viewed post of
all time, with 3875 views has been:

She stood in the storm and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails.

MOST POPULAR TOPIC (Category)
General Mish Mash

TOP 10 MOST POPULAR SEARCH TERMS THAT GOT SOMEONE TO MY BLOG                       

  1. M (720)
  2. Fonzie girlfriend (180)
  3. Believe (88)
  4. Books (87)
  5. Letter M (67)
  6. Wynnum beach (58)
  7. She stood in the storm and when the wind meaning (57)
  8. Studying quotes (54)
  9. She stood in the storm (53)
  10. Pandanus Beach Wynnum (46)

Who ever knew that the quote “She stood in the storm and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails” was so popular!! There’s a hot tip right there for new bloggers. If you want traffic to your blog – put that quote on it! 😉

It is also comforting to see that people found information on my blog about the Wynnum Manly area in Brisbane, as that was one of my main focus areas when I first started the blog (blogging about my local area).

Amazing to think that the one post I did called ‘Teenage Parties Gone Wild’ brought so many Fonzie fans to my blog! Yet interestingly, that post didn’t get any comments!

VIEWS BY COUNTRY
MinsMash has been viewed in 158 countries! Top 10 viewing countries are:

      Country             Views

  1. Australia             28,784
  2. United States      11,630
  3. United Kingdom    1,796
  4. Canada                 1,269
  5. India                         659
  6. Germany                  528
  7. Philippines               439
  8. France                     376
  9. New Zealand           251
  10. Brazil                       251

WordPress kindly prepared an Annual Report at the end of each year for MinsMash. Here are the Annual Reports for 2012 and 2013. Sadly MinsMash will be closed for the issue of the 2014 Annual Report.

I know a lot of people hate that word ‘journey’ but I have to use it on this occasion! It has been an amazing journey for me since 19 September 2012 when I hit ‘publish’ on my first post of MinsMash. I knew absolutely nothing about blogging. Lucky I didn’t because if I did I think fear might have taken hold and I wouldn’t have had the courage.

MinsMash has taught me a lot about myself. Heaps of stuff! It has also lead to me meeting some wonderful people all across Australia – some IRL and some in bloggy land! It opened my eyes to a love of photography and led to me studying to obtain a Diploma of Professional Photography.

It’s time now to move on to fresh new beginnings but I will always remember MinsMash with fondness and gratitude for what it gave to me.

Ciao for now,

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Linking up today with With Some Grace’s #FYBF

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8 replies »

  1. Glad you have enjoyed blogging and gotten your love of photography out of your blog Min,I’m very happy for you.We should all do things we love and I think you have found it xx

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    • Many thanks Grace! YES – I have noticed that others cringe over their first posts too! LOL I had no idea what I was doing when I published that first post. Thank you for the congrats on the new site 🙂 Min xo

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