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I let my second anniversary slip by without any fanfare. It’s not that I’ve become blasé about blogging; in fact, I devote a large amount of time and energy to FOODalogue. I nourish, caress and finesse it daily. I just didn’t associate the date (July 31) with its due importance. Tsk, Tsk.

Since birthdays and anniversaries are all about numbers, I thought I’d share a few to commemorate the passing of 2 years.

As of August 12, 2010:

# of posts 280
# of comments 3,891 (thank you readers)
# of spam averted 2,636 (scary, isn’t it? thank you askimet)
# of subscribers 329
# of  monthly page views average 6,500
# of twitter followers 676
# of FoodBuzz friends 239
# of facebook friends 189
# of FOODalogue profile views on FoodBuzz 10,196
# of linkedIn connections 42 linking to 2,074,479
# of linkedIn network 3084
# of reviews on urban spoon 12
# of foodgawker photos accepted 18
# of foodgawker photos rejected 39
# of tastespotting photos accepted 10; 2 pending
# of google mentions 12,000 (est.)

To put things in perspective, my readers who are food bloggers recognize that these numbers are probably middle-of-the-road at best. We are tens of thousands strong and it’s a big digital library for readers to choose from. However, I am proud of the strides I’ve made and the following I’ve developed because I’ve done it with integrity. I’ve rejected opportunities that might have increased these numbers but would have compromised my style and culinary point-of-view. With your continued support and my own efforts, I hope to have a much stronger report next year.

I invite you to read the post I wrote on the occasion of my first anniversary. The sentiment expressed still rings true and, once again, I find FOODalogue at another crossroad while I decide which path to take. (It’s an operational decision that won’t affect readers.)

Blogging has been a great learning experience and to each and everyone of you with whom I interact, I thank you for your interest and support.

FOODalogue will be announcing the itinerary for its 2011 Culinary Tour Around the World soon.
2010 • South of the Border
2009 • Global

29 Comments, RSS

  • bellini valli

    says on:
    August 12, 2010 at 11:19 am

    Likewise we have enjoyed reading your posts these past 2 years married with your fine and innovative cooking personality. Keep up the good work!!

  • Peter G @ Siuvlaki For The Soul

    says on:
    August 12, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    Happy bloggiversary Joan. And thank you for providing us with great content. I look forward to the next road foodalogue find itself on.

  • Gera @ Sweets Foods Blog

    says on:
    August 12, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Happy Bloganniversary!! For more tasty & delicious years coming 🙂

    All the best,

    Gera

  • tasteofbeirut

    says on:
    August 12, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Happy bloganniversary! And glad to see you have kept it up and your integrity intact! Have enjoyed your innovative posts.

  • TS of eatingclub vancouver

    says on:
    August 12, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS! 2 years is a long time in internet years. =)

  • lynn

    says on:
    August 12, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    Congratulations on two years! That’s a great accomplishment. Do I hear a WOOT!!

  • Marie

    says on:
    August 12, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    Congrats on your 2nd Blogiversary Joan! Whatever road you’re going on you can be sure I’ll follow. I agree with Val, you have an innovative style and I always love to come see all your culinary creations!

  • Fran

    says on:
    August 12, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    Happy Blogoversary! It’s quite a milestone and fun to read the stats. I’ll bet it was eye-opening for you.

  • Angela@spinachtiger

    says on:
    August 13, 2010 at 12:07 am

    Congratulations on two years. I think you have a wonderful blog.

  • food lover kathy

    says on:
    August 13, 2010 at 12:12 am

    Happy Blog Birthday and hope this year brings even more success.

  • norma

    says on:
    August 13, 2010 at 9:22 am

    Congratulations amiga. Because of you I started this venture and I thank you. I wish you many more years and continuous success.

  • connie

    says on:
    August 13, 2010 at 9:36 am

    I just re-read your first year blog. I can’t believe that it was a year ago. Congratulaions. Joni, I have become a better cook since following you. I am now not afraid to change ingredients and experiment and it keeps meals fun and exciting.
    Thanks Cous.

  • mary

    says on:
    August 13, 2010 at 9:56 am

    Congrats to you my sister.

  • Dorothy

    says on:
    August 13, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    Happy anniversary to you and your blog. I look forward to the great recipies, pictures and your writing each time I go to my computer. I wish you many more years of what you love doing.

  • Aurora Gil

    says on:
    August 13, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Happy anniversary! May you cook and blog and photo, for many years to come. We will all be here enjoying.
    Tia

  • Katie

    says on:
    August 13, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    Congratulations, Joan! I enjoy your innovative take on things, and I’m glad that I made a connection with you and FOODalogue. Here’s to many more years!

  • Joan

    says on:
    August 13, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Thank you all for the nice comments and support.

  • 5 Star Foodie

    says on:
    August 13, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    Happy 2 years, Joan! I am very much looking forward to 2011 Culinary Tour, it is always so much fun to participate in!

    • Joan

      says on:
      August 14, 2010 at 7:07 pm

      I’m happy to hear you’re looking forward to it.

  • Damaris

    says on:
    August 14, 2010 at 3:42 am

    Hi Joan. Thanks so much for being open about your stats. You should be proud of this space you created.

    Hope to see you again at the Foodbuzz conference this year.

  • Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

    says on:
    August 14, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Two years! fantastic and you kept at it with the same level of love, dedication and talent! BRAVA!!!

    Happy blog anniversary Joan. Thrilled to have met you blogging.

    Devaki@weavethousandflavors

  • Liz

    says on:
    August 15, 2010 at 6:50 am

    Congratulations Joni! Your recipes, photos and creativity are fabulous. Looking forward to the coming year and especially your round the world tour. Continued success!

  • sippitysup

    says on:
    August 15, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    Happy Anniversary! My two year is coming up Nov. 21. I like that you shared your stats, I may do the same. In any case you certainly are a kind voice on the internet and I enjoy my time with FOODalogue which is one of the top stops in blogs. GREG

  • Christine @ Fresh Local and Best

    says on:
    August 15, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    Happy two year bloganniversary! You’ve accomplished a lot of great things over that time.

  • A Canadian Foodie

    says on:
    August 18, 2010 at 1:13 am

    Congratulations! we are almost the same age! I started mine August 2008 – except it was on spaces.live.com and there were no readers – well – 200 a week – and no one left comments because they had to have a windows.live.com account to leave one. Bazaar. It was not like that when I started with them, and they kept reassuring me that things would change. Finally, January first of this year – I “came out” with my new wordpress site and it has clearly changed my blogging life. I have an audience! Whoo-hoo! And, I have a huge data base because of the year and a half i was posting to myself.
    🙂
    Great work, Joan. I really enjoy your site.
    Valerie

  • Brad

    says on:
    August 21, 2010 at 10:21 am

    Congrats on your second aniversary Joan!

    I will enjoy reading your blog for years to come.

  • Anamaris

    says on:
    August 21, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    I can’t wait for my 1st anniversary, can only imagine what 2 years feels like. I love coming to your blog, I find it inspiring and I love how you keep it simple while still delivering fantastic meals. That’s a balance I need to find.

    Enhorabuena, Joana!

  • Kitchen Butterfly

    says on:
    August 23, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Congratulations Joan – what a joy to look back after 2 years and see the accomplishment. I thoroughly enjoyed the ‘Culinary tour’ and your great posts. Hearty congratulations

  • elly

    says on:
    August 24, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Congrats on two years, Joan! So glad to have been along for most of your ride, and I look forward to more posts!

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