My popularity has continued to grow over the last ten months with a couple of inevitable stumbles along the way.
My friends on Google+, Twitter, Pinterest, and Stumbleupon I must say have been the dearest and most loyal to me and for that I send a special thank you to my fans and followers on these particular sites.
I have also been surprised by some the countries that have shown a great deal of interest in my site and posts. These countries include Sweden, Ukraine, Poland, and Germany. I expected the majority of my traffic would come from the USA and I was right and I assumed Canada with a much smaller population would place second in the rankings. Well, my fellow Canadians your #2 spot on Rural Rooted is going to be short lived because many European countries are going to over take you.
On one hand this is a little disappointing as I thought I would have a stronger following from my home country but the intention of this blog was not to necessarily hone in solely on Canucks but rather to share a glimpse of what my little piece of Canada is really like behind the scenes.
However, earlier this year i was ranked in the top 18000 websites in Canada according to Alexa and in the top 400,000 in the world. I also once came across a site that said I ranked 45th in my hometown of Brantford. When I first starting paying attention to these numbers I didn't even know what they meant. So I did a bit of research and found out that this was pretty impressive for a guy who still isn't sure why he started blogging. All this in my first year?
After discovering how I was measuring up in the world I decided to find out a little about why this is and how I can further improve and that is where I am today. My Alexa numbers have tumbled off the charts in the meantime and I am barely in the top 1 million these days and just inside the top 30,000 in Canada.
However, my daily hit count routinely clears 1000 these days and continues to grow almost daily.
I will be posting with regularity again soon but in the meantime enjoy my sporadic postings and old favourites here on Rural Rooted.