One Year of Bubbles!

How exciting! Today, it’s officially been a year since I created my blog which makes this my very first blogiversary. As some of you have mentioned before, it seems like I’ve been blogging for a lot longer. But don’t worry, I feel the same way too. As I look back on my past year, here are some of the highlights.

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In the first month, my readership reached its first peak due to a lovely post Beru wrote for the Welcome Wagon at Twisted Nether.

I should probably note that I’ve made a move twice since I started my sporadic journal on our Guild website. That was actually the start of my blogging history as I joined Blog Azeroth and their community event for Thanksgiving in 2011. Then in Dec last year, on a whim I created a blog on wordpress.com but after a few months, I took the plunge and made a move to a self-hosted one with Safe Shark Hosting – the rest as they say is history.

Now if you’ve followed my blog for a while, you’d know I have a certain affinity for Silver Dragons, costumes, transmog, achievements, fun items and more recently Pet Battling. Like a lot of people, I never played Pokémon so I wasn’t sure how much I would like this new side game in WoW. It soon became clear on the beta that my love for this extra-curricular activity would take off in such a way that I’ve devoted an entire section just for Pet Battles. Since Mists went live, my Pet Tamer posts have become some of the most popular posts on the blog.

Just as my all-time page views reached a staggering 250K+(!!), I need to say thank you to all the referrals from WoWWiki, Rades, WoW Roleplaygear, WoWHead and WoW Insider for the highest number of direct referrals to my site (other than search engines, Twitter and Facebook). So a BIG thank you to adding me to your blogrolls and side menus :)

At this time, I’d also like to add a special thank you to WoW Insider for linking my Pandaren Hunter Pets post during the beta. It was the first huge spike in traffic that I’d received so it was really exciting for me. :)

It’s easy to see who my biggest contributors are in terms of comments as you can see my top 20 in the side menu. I think it’s aptly named my ‘Wall of Fame’ for that very reason. I feel it’s a great way to reward my top supporters by having an easy way to link back to their blog, etc. (if they have one). But there are three special people in particular who have gone far and beyond all others – Navimie, Tome and Coolidge. Thanks so much for all your comments, big or small, as I love to read your thoughts on the many things I’ve shared.

I consider the blog as more of a photo journal of some really great memories and accomplishments, but I also enjoy writing the informational guides for you; as well as a reference for myself to look back on. So I can’t help but feel ecstatic when I read or hear one of my guides, etc. has helped someone out or given them that extra little bit to achieve something. All I ask is that you don’t be shy about leaving me a comment every now and then.

On another note, I’ve had some pretty interesting search terms over the past year. The most popular being ‘geosynchronous world spinner’ and ‘depleted kyparium rocket’. Some of the more obscure ones include:

  • tentacle mischief
  • Cleopatra in a tome
  • tauren scratching
  • cool dps for girls
  • poison ivy leg
  • red cow in short pants picture
  • hat the elite dragon
  • I’m stuck on the sandbox tiger at darkmoon faire
  • naked blood elf
  • sexy naked harpies
  • I want tyrande whisperwind’s dress in well of eternity

But for whatever the reason that brings you here, I’m so glad for every page view and comment. Hopefully you all get as much out of the blog that I get from writing it. <3

24 Comments

  1. Happy Blogiversary!! Sexy naked harpies for everyone! lol I’m always amazed at search terms!

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  2. Gratz on the Blogiversary! Obscure search terms are the best :)

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  3. Grats, Cymre! Here’s to many future Blogiversaries too! :D

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  4. Awesome and congrats on the one year anniversary wish I could stick witch mine a little more consistently. But awesome job

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  5. Grats Cym! I love your obscure search terms, too funny :D

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  6. Congrats on an amazing years Cym!!! Here’s to many more to come!!! =D

    This calls for a sexy naked blood elf & harpie party!!!!!

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  7. Congratulations, Cymre! It’s been a treat to get to know you this year — here’s to more fantastic years of blogging!

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  8. Happy blogiversary!

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  9. Congrats Cym on your blogiversary!

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  10. I came to say Grats, but I must also say “red cow in short pants picture” is amazing!

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  11. Congrats on your blogiversary :)

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  12. A very happy blogaversary to you, Cymre :D

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  13. Well, I would say congratulations to you, however we readers are the ones who get the gift from your amazing writing, screenshots, and tips! Thank you for your beautiful blog!

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    • That’s so sweet Matty, thank you! :D

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  14. Happy Blogiversary!
    Here’s to the next great year :)

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  15. Congrats on 1-year Cymre!

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  16. Very enjoyable and always a pleasure to read…Congrats on your first year!

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  17. Happy Blogiversary! Imagine what you’ll achieve in another year :) It’s been a great year of reading!

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  18. Who doesn’t want Tyrande’s dress in well of eternity?

    Congratulations on the Blogiversary hun! Here’s hoping for another year of great blogging from you! <3

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  19. Happy Blogiversary!

    Why has no one helped that poor person still stuck on the sandbox tiger?

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  20. A rather belated Happy Blogiversary!

    (In my defense I’ve been smitten with a rather nasty chest infection).

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    • No worries Erinys. Hope you feel better very soon.

      Thank you everyone for all your kind words. It means the world to me every time I get to read your thoughts. As I said before, it’s the community that makes me want to keep doing this. :)

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  21. I’m late to the party, but still – Happy blogaversary! :D

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