Saturday, March 10, 2012
Happy First Birthday, Blog!
A little over a year ago, Push asked me if maybe we should start a blog. What was it going to be about? Well, Han and Leia, but other than that, we didn't really know. She had never done a blog so I helped set it all up and we were both made administrators and then it was time to do some posting. It's amazing to think that our first post was a year ago.
A lot has happened since then. It's fun to look at those first posts and see almost no comments. Actually, literally zero comments on the first post. Not that it said much. Also, in our first month we had less than a thousand total hits for the page. Not bad, we thought. Well, we hit a new high in January with over 11,000, so it's safe to say that things have certainly improved!
I have to say that I didn't really expect us to be posting so much and I'm not sure I expected that we'd get so many followers, either. The main motivation behind the blog was to bring together the world's Han and Leia fans once again so that we all know we're not alone and start contributing more thanks to the knowledge that yes, there are others like us. And, thankfully, I feel like we've done that. A couple of years ago when I started publishing my stories after years of simply reading, it usually took a few days to even a week to see some new stories up on ff.net. Now you're almost guaranteed to see something new on a daily basis. Although I'll admit it has made it tough to keep up, and I apologize for not being able to read everything. Maybe when the EU book club is over I'll have time, but for now, my reading time is pretty well sucked up by Star Wars books!
It's been a lot of fun so far and I hope that we have even more fun in our second year. The joint stories and book reviews and other random posts, not to mention the conversations that spring up among the comments, have all been great. We really appreciate seeing a lot of participation and it certainly makes things more fun. Those of you who don't participate often or at all, don't be afraid to jump in! There's always room for more. Also, if there is anything more you want to see here, speak up and let us know. We are open to suggestions.
So, once again, thanks for a great first year and here's to an even better second!