Funny, that I started this blog as a way to share with family and friends back home, what we were up to. Ebi-kun was getting to that stage where he was starting to do stuff, we were in the throws of designing and building the house and we were just really getting into our Montessori journey.
I had no idea how the blog would grow and change over the course of time. I was also pretty clueless at what I was doing and we have certainly had our ups and downs along the way.
This year there has been a shift, now Ebi-kun is in school we don't have as much time for crafts and projects, we are still figuring out the balance of it all. Plus my business has chanced and so before, when I was concentrating on the Etsy store I had more crafty stuff going on. Of course, I am a crafty addict so I still do some, just not as much.
But from starting the blog, it has taken me on the journey to where I am now, I am sure My Organized Chaos would never have come about if I hadn't been blogging and I know I wouldn't have met so many amazing people too - most of them virtually but many in person too.
I don't blog for the money - not that I make much from the blog anyway, I do it because I love it. It is my version of journaling or keeping a diary. I also pretty much do it for myself (blogging gurus take a deep gasp of horror!), I know, I know, you are supposed to write with your readers in mind and of course, I think of you as I am doing it and craft specific posts for my readers but if I am going to be perfectly honest, I do it for me. There I said it. The word is out!
And here are some fun stats for you...
Pageviews of all time....1,351,000
Most popular search keywords are.... fat quarter projects, jojoebi and quilling(?)
The site with the most referrals is....Pinterest
Top 10 countries where visitors come from...USA, Japan, UK, Canada, Germany, Australia, Spain, France, India, Russia.
And so, I want to say a big THANK YOU for accompanying me on this journey and I hope you will be with me for years to come and although I do this for me, because I love it, I really do appreciate you stopping by, leaving comments and being part of the community. Without the audience I might not have continued for so long.
I would like you to raise a glass or cup of whatever you fancy and drink to blogging, may it always be with us !
PS - next post I answer your questions!