Today, I've been blogging six months.
I was so surprised and grateful that Kimberley at Addicted to Costco, reviewed my blog. Her blog is the standard for all Costco blogs, and I was amazed by how gracious she was to welcome me. I've also communicated with Costcotuu, the Japanese Costco blog. I love checking out her blog, but there's a significant language barrier.
Nashville Food Bloggers, a group here in town that encourages quality blogging, has been a resource. (Lindsay Landis of Love and Olive Oil is their guiding light.) I've learned a tremendous amount from this group, even attending a food styling workshop they sponsored.
Both my kids have helped. My son designed my logo, and my daughter gives me tips, such as alerting me to the upcoming Costco in North Brunswick, New Jersey and catching spelling errors. My daughter was the first person to ask me about my bounce rate (which I didn't even know existed). Bob/Jacques reads and comments.; he's been a great sport about the whole thing.
As a pastime, this is as good as any game. I enjoy checking my page views, seeing what posts are popular. I've learned about Alexa rank, bounce rate, and time on site. And, of course, I love spending time at Costco.
Thank you very much if you're one of the readers. If you start a blog or are a blogger, I hope you send me the link or comment below. I'm still learning; so, if I've misstepped in any way,
I hope you'll let me know.