Wednesday, November 28, 2012

800!!!!

Wow, thanks!  I have reached the crazy number of 800 followers.  It's been a long road, one that I intend to continue to travel. 

My blog has had 464,713 views since I began blogging in May 2010.  That blows my mind.  I am aware that a large part of the jump in readership comes from Pinterest, which is why a post from May 2010 (my 7th post, just shortly after I began blogging), is my most viewed post ever, with  11,618 views!  This is ridiculously crazy. The post is about the weird and experimental toothpaste batik method, that I actually have posted about on 4 other occasions.  You can find the other posts by looking through my cloud of labels on the right of the blog. 

In the 2-1/2 years I've been blogging, I've written 468 posts.  My number one traffic source (that's how people find their way to your blog) since I first began blogging is my blogger-buddy Mr. E, though in recent weeks Pinterest has been my biggest source.

 A while back, I added the page 'A Happy Art Room'.  (You can find it by clicking the tab at the top of the blog.)  It continues to get a HUGE number of views, which is odd, because I'm a retired person.  Again, I believe it's because of Pinterest.  There's a photo on that page of my color wheel table (which I left behind for my successor, since it was never really my table to take with me) and I've seen images of it re-pinned countless times on Pinterest.

Anyhow, thanks so much for continuing to visit.  I love the exchange of ideas and opinions, and look forward to many more years of active blogging.  I've still got lots more to post, so keep on visiting! 

12 comments:

  1. Phyl, it is amazing how the internet has changed what we do. The world is shrinking! But I have found more ideas and different ways of doing things in the past few years than in say the 10 years before! How exciting! I am proud to be part of a community (art teachers) that freely share what works, or doesn't, to the benifit of our students. Thanks!
    Chris at hockadayart.blogspot.com

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  2. Wow, I had never seen the toothpaste batik before! I just pinned it, so maybe you'll get even more hits on that post now :-). Also, Mr. E is also my #1 traffic source! He has such a great blog roll on the side of his page, that I think a lot of art teachers go there for ideas.

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  3. Phyl, I found your blog through Mr. E a long while back and was thrilled to meet you at a NYSATA conference a couple years ago... I love your projects and have been inspired so many times! Thanks for keeping up the blog even though you retired! I loved hanging with you at the NAEA and NYSATA conferences!

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  4. Glad I could let people in on how amazing you are!!! :) It is a joy to know you..even from afar.

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    1. Ditto! Some day we will meet in person, somehow!

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    2. If you come to TN to visit your family...I'm only 2 1/2 ..3 hrs from Knoxville.

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  5. congrats my friend! You are amazing.....of course this should not come as a surprise to you....have a wonderful holiday!

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  6. Take a moment to feel proud. We don't follow dull blogs. A huge thanks for 'following' my blog today. You are my 28th member. I have been feeling dispondant, but you have visited and are one of the Blog Greats.

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