Nov 09 2010
Outside My Window is three years old today.
Back in 2007 I started blogging when WQED’s Web Director, Joan Guerin, said I told good stories about birds and should write them down. Little did I know that my effort would last this long and attract so many readers.
When I began I was afraid I’d run out of things to say but that worry is laid to rest. Peregrines give me more than enough to write about from February through June. Birds, flowers, trees and insects occupy spring, summer and fall. Winter is fallow so I plan a series such as Friday’s Bird Anatomy lessons to keep me going. I thought I’d be done with anatomy by now, but birds have more body parts than I expected.
Outside My Window has done more than I expected, too. Here are some surprising statistics:
- Number of posts since Outside My Window began three years ago: 861
- Number of comments since the blog began: 3,831
- Most prolific topic (nothing else comes close!): Peregrine falcons, 249
- Percentage of this blog devoted to peregrine falcons (amazingly low): 28%
- Most viewed post in the past year: Green Boy Rest in Peace
- Most commented post in the past year: A tie between Green Boy Rest in Peace and New Female Peregrine at Gulf Tower, 47
- My two favorite photos this year: Happy Valentine’s Day and Watch Out Below
- Funniest story: WHAT is he doing?
There’s one more thing I didn’t expect: Blogging has changed my life. I now spend part of every day writing and I even get up early to do it. I’ve made a whole new set of friends — you, my readers — and look forward to meeting more of you in the coming year.
Thanks so much for your support. You inspire me to keep writing every day.
(Birthday crow by Joan Guerin at WQED)
p.s. Do you have a favorite post? A suggestion for new topics? Leave a comment and let me know.