Friday, December 31, 2010

2010 Close Out

It's been a year of adventure, love, and fun for C, D, Sarah C., our contributors Marney & Stacey, and me.

We started doing this little blog in April of this past year. And although we haven't been at it a full year yet, year end always seems like a great time to do a little reflecting. So here we go, our thoughts....

Here is the breakdown by the numbers:

A total of 298 posts. Wowza, that's a lot. Of course, some are better than others.

We average close to 130 unique visitors per day, not to mention those of you who might log in a few times in 1 day because you are web-browsing. Stop on by anytime! We're happy to help you pass time.

As far as topics, you guys are mostly interested in Animals and Who We Are (is that a sign?).

Your favorite all-time posts to date are, in order:
Carrboro Century Center Toddler Playtime, Lake Johnson Pool & Sprayground, and Brier Creek Toddler Playground

Facebook Fans: 252
Twitter Fans: 95
Google Followers: 53
(P.S. We love our fans! You all give us the support we need to keep going, so thank you thank you thank you!)

We have done 5 giveaways including: HappyBaby book, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Stay At Home Rock Star tees, Once Upon a Hill book, Gracely Girl Designs clothes. We love all those things.

This blog has become even more fun and successful than Sarah C. or I could have ever dreamed. We had no idea how useful our adventures with our boys could be. Thanks to your support and readership we now have content on Triangle Mom2Mom and Carolina Parent; we have been interviewed by the Nate Berkus show (although we were not fortunate enough to meet the dashing host himself); had content posted for use in a report to the UN; and so much more.

But it all boils down to the simple fact that we love doing this because of all you. Those of you who read and send us ideas and your own opinions make it all the point. Sarah C. and I are not pioneers-- we're not the first to do these kid activities. We just decided to post them online for others to view our meager opinions (& also because I am totally Type A and love to organize things). And we are new at this parenting thing, too, so are always looking for advice and tips.

You have no idea how much it means to us that you all follow us and continually send us ideas, information, and your own opinions. We want to make a resource for parents in the Triangle and we truly could not do it without help. MiCHill gives us such a feeling of community.

All this to say it makes us very excited about some great new adventures with you in 2011. Let's make it a good one!

Thank you so much for reading.


At December 31, 2010 at 10:26 AM , Blogger HeatherV said...

Thank YOU for this blog (and Twitter feed.)

I cannot tell you how many ideas I've gotten for family activities and date nights with my 4 YO.

Wishing your family has an amazing 2011. I'll be reading and checking out your venues.

At January 1, 2011 at 9:33 AM , Anonymous Sara said...

Ditto here! Thank you for your time & reviews...they have given me many a good idea on what to do with my two young boys.

At January 1, 2011 at 9:22 PM , Anonymous Alison said...

This is a fantastic resource. I've been a mom-in-chapel-hill for 6 years, and I'm still learning great new things from your blog. Thank you!!


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