I thought I would share a special occasion with all of my readers, my 1 Year Blog Anniversary. That's right, I've been writing on AdamYamada.com for 1 year and started this blog 365 days ago.
My first post for this website went up on February 9th, 2013 and was a book review on The Power of Habit, a book by Charles Duhigg who is a New York Times reporter. It was a interesting book about the way habits are part of human behavior and how “keystone habits” shape our lives. Since I enjoyed The Power of Habit I wanted to write a review about it, but on my own blog. Since I hadn't written a post on here and I realized there really is no benefit to writing a review on Amazon (Except that helps Amazon sell more books) the post went up here.
I think the book review came out well for a first post but I feel can still improve my writing. Can't all writers? I read a lot of other books over the past year but I couldn't find time to write about them.
Even so for my 1 Year Blog Anniversary I feel pretty good about where this blog has gone. My most popular post was a how-to fix a computer issue “Error Unknown Filesystem Grub Rescue.” If your computer doesn't work I guess you really want to know how to fix it. My web hosting Site5 Review, and my Namecheap Review. 4 Reasons I switched from Feedly to the Old Reader was another popular post on this blog from the past year.
In retrospect I've not only had some successful posts but had attended a few conferences. For instance I won a ticket to Affiliate Summit in Philadelphia and while it wasn't my favorite conference or event I've attended, it was a good experience to see what people are doing in web, internet, and affiliate marketing these days. (Some really shady shit in case you didn't know.) I also went to BarkWorld and BlogPaws but that was for the Singing Dogs.
While I learned a lot in the conferences I've also learned a lot about WordPress, the software this website runs on. I've upgraded from WordPress 3.6, WordPress 3.7, and WordPress 3.8. I've also did a detailed report on the 2013 State of the Word which Matt Mullenweg, the creator of WordPress, gives each year in San Francisco. Since WordPress is the world's most popular content management system and blog platform I'll likely write more about WordPress. Some other categories I might drop though.
Seems like a really long time, but blogging for 1 year is not that long. I'm happy to have made it to this blog anniversary hopefully I will make it the 2 year mark. Along with this post I've had 123 posts for the year, which is short of my original goal of 1 post per day. I'll try to work on that in the next year and improve on my blogging goals. At least all 123 of the blog posts I wrote were search engine optimized, which wasn't an easy task.
If you have any suggestions for ways I can improve this website and my writing for my 1 Year Blog Anniversary I'd love to hear it. Also feel free to tell me how awesome this blog is.