On the 6th of January, 2016, exactly one year ago, I published my first blog post. It was called ‘Loving Two’ and during its first month of publishing, it received a total of 251 views.
Of course, numbers mean nothing. The true value of what Someone’s Mum has given me cannot be measured. It has given me hope and peace of mind. It has connected me to people all over the world who have shared some part of my experience. It has helped me raise autism awareness and acceptance. It has given me time with my children. It has given me passion and enthusiasm for a new career. It has given me friends.
The impact these wonderful things have had on my quality of life is not shown in the numbers. Never the less, numbers are interesting – and I always love reading about other bloggers’ reports and statistics. I guess we are all naturally a bit nosy. So here are a few of the numbers I have hit in my first year of blogging. All numbers accurate at the time of writing and were mostly found through Google Analytics and social media analytics.
A year of Someone’s Mum
Total pageviews: 301, 373
Total unique users: 227, 202
Total number of posts: 140 (if you count this one)
Total number of comments: 2,710
Total AdSense earnings: £134.58
Top 3 posts
Teaching: a family unfriendly profession – 102,467 views
An apology to my autistic students – 49,945 views
Autism? More like bad parenting – 21,010 views
Tots 100 Ranks
Social Media Followers
Facebook – 1775
Twitter – 13,560
Instagram – 28,062
Pinterest – 2,994
YouTube – 151
Top 3 Instagram Pictures with Highest Engagement
Top 10 ways people found my posts
- Facebook referrals: 142,402
- Direct (typing direct or from some emails): 15,507
- Twitter referrals: 9,625
- Organic search (Google): 6,594
- Mumsnet referrals: 6,207
- Babycentre referrals: 2,262
- Instagram referrals: 1,424
- StumbleUpon referrals: 1,276
- Referrals from the TES: 1,206
- A Moment With Franca #KCACOLS : 635
— Someone’s Mum (@MumSomeone) December 20, 2016
I have tweeted 17,464 times
I have been mentioned by others 10,020 times
My top mention:
— AutismAwareness.com (@autism212) November 13, 2016
Most Popular Facebook Post
Reached 42,699 people
So there we have it. I am proud of my achievements in a relatively small space of time. I am looking forward to whatever the second year of Someone’s Mum will bring.
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