Six Months

6 months4Yesterday was my 6 month blogiversary. In September, I started toying with the idea of my very own blog in bed at night. I was thinking about possible names and I kept thinking about things I wanted to share (recipes/shopping tips/TV recs). Jen came into town for a visit, we had dinner at Via Tribunali and I shared my blog idea with her. She was incredibly supportive, helped me nail down my name, and voilà, Here’s What Works was born the next day. Today marks my 70th post. As I have shared my thoughts, recipes, tips and obviously humor, I have given you have a pretty good idea of who I am. But in this 6 months, I have learned some interesting things about you as well:

  • You like it when I’m vulnerable. The 2 most viewed posts have been “Ends of Friends” (best day ever! 172 visitors, 426 views!) and “Thirty-eight“. These were both very personal and it wasn’t easy to click “publish” and put it out there for you to read and/or judge. What I have gotten back from both posts has been awesome and supportive and I cannot tell you how much it means to me and fills me up. Thank you.
  • The number 1 search term that drives people to my site is “porn4”. I don’t what these people are searching for, I don’t want to know, but I highly doubt it was the picture named “closet porn4” from the “Currently Coveting” post.  It’s really fun to look at search terms, btw. A couple more good ones, “I am a female and I can’t find jeans that don’t sag on my rear and crotch” or “how can I get my pilates machine into a station wagon” or “in anchorman 2 was it an onion or in orange thank you”. Hey, I’ll take what I can get.
  • You like Chicken Noodle Soup. This is the highest viewed post on the blog. My friend Susan pinned my pic of Tyler Florence’s Chicken Noodle Soup and it has driven nearly 300 people to my site! Crazy!

This past 6 months of blogging has been such a fantastic experience for me. I am someone who is right out there with my thoughts and feelings, I can’t really help it, I’m just wired that way, but I have never done so in this fashion. I have found it to be cathartic and fun and nerve-wracking at times, but overall, I love it.

Thanks to all who visit my site, read my musings, give me feedback (I love feedback, but only if it’s good, obv). I hope you have found a new TV show or a recipe or saved some cash while shopping. I’ll keep writing if you keep reading!

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