Sixth Blogiversary


It’s hard to believe that six years have passed already since I started this blog. Technically, I signed up with WordPress on June 1 but my first post, Introduction, was June 3, 2012. They say time flies when you are having fun and I guess that is true. The best part is all the nice people I have “met.” I haven’t met anyone in person, yet, but hopefully, I will get that chance.

Here are some stats on the blog that you may find interesting:

  • This is my 840th post. That averages to less than three posts a week. Yes, I could do better, but I have a job and other responsibilities and interests that keep this blog closer to a hobby.
  • It is difficult to get stats for the past 12 months but my most viewed post so far this year is Feral Cat Ear Notching. It was published in 2014 and knocked Are Ginger Cats Friendlier off its throne. That post was published in 2013. The most popular posts published in the last 12 months areΒ Rest in Peace Sweet Puck followed by Remembering Puck. These were posts I could have done without.
  • Puck was the only cat to live his entire adoptive life during the span of this blog. He passed away in February on the anniversary of my Dad’s passing.

Chris greets Puck on his first day at our home.

  • My readers come from many countries. The top ten during the last 12 months are United States, United Kingdom, France, Canada, Australia, Philippines, India, Switzerland, Singapore, and Germany.
  • I average 188 words per post, far fewer than the 500 that is recommended but I like photography so many of my posts, especially Photo Friday,Β  are photos with just a few words. WordPress does not know that a photo is worth a thousand words.
  • The most popular day is Friday and the most popular time is 5:00 p.m. That is Eastern Standard Time.
  • The stats on commenters is vague so I won’t post them here but I appreciate everyone who posts comments and I apologize if my schedule makes it hard to post as many comments in return, but I try.

On a separate note, Chris turned nine around the middle of May and I forgot to post about it. I established his birthday to be six months before his gotcha day, which would put it on May 14, but I don’t know exactly when it is.

Thank you all for reading and I look forward many more years with you.

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42 thoughts on “Sixth Blogiversary

  1. onespoiledcat

    Congratulations on your blogaversary! Our came and went last month without me even noticing……LOL We love your blog and your cat (and human) adventures. Keep it up!!

    Hugs, Pam and Teddy too

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  2. claire93

    Happy Bloganniversary – may there be many more!
    We’ve had a bit of sadness in our feline family. Merlin died. He was our oldest cat, but only 10, so still young for a cat. It was all rather sudden and vet did what he could, but at least Merlin didn’t suffer.

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  3. franhunne4u

    So congrats for your persistence with all things blogwise (if you post three times a week that is still far more often than I do – and I do not get any complaints and not many “unfollow”-notifications.

    I do not know the exact day of birth for Kessy, either. Somewhen August 2009. But I do not celebrate cat birthdays anyway – a cat is a lovely, divine and feline creature, but not a human.

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  4. cat9984

    Happy Birthday to Chris and congratulations to you. I don’t get the suggestion that the optimal length for a post is 500 words. I follow some very good ones that are significantly longer or shorter than that. It depends on the type of blog. I like yours the way it is.:)

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    1. Charles Huss Post author

      Thank you. I read about the 500 words when I started blogging but I always thought the shorter the better as long as it was interesting. I think Mark Twain once wrote a letter to someone and said “I’m sorry this is so long. I didn’t have time to make it shorter.

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      1. cat9984

        Love the quote, and understand exactly what he meant. My son dislikes Charles Dickens for that reason. He thinks that Dickens’ writing was at its best before he started getting paid by the word.

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        1. Charles Huss Post author

          I respect anyone who can put together a coherent story. I have had an idea for a fictional book in my head for years but I just can’t get all the pieces to fit.

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          1. cat9984

            I am totally incapable of focusing on anything long enough to be a successful author. I’m just happy that other people can do it.

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  5. The Island Cats

    Happy Blogoversary! 6 years is amazing…especially when you have another job and other interests. Keep it going!

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  6. kittiesblue

    We have our six blogoversary next month. Congratulations on yours. Reading about your stats was fun. Mom will have to look into ours before next month. We know the most read thing on our site is the Universal Bill of Rights for Cats. happy belated birthday to Chris. Hope you make up for missing it with lots of treats and new toys and a big HUG. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

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  7. databbiesotrouttowne

    guyz….a most happee annie fursary two ewe N heerz ta another 60 !!! we N joy yur blog & R glad we finded it when we waz snoopin round de inter webz πŸ˜‰ N chris, happee belated two ewe dood, hope ya N joyed de day, hope ya getted sum donutz N perch N heerz two a yeer a head filled whith happeez N healtheez ~~~~~ β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯

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  8. Deziz World

    Happy Blogoversary to ya’ll and happy belated birthday to Chris. Raena’s birthday kind’a got pushed to the side and her gotchaday will be postponed a bit. Mommy says it’s a thing called life. Big hugs to you all.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

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