Earlier this week the Webner House blog celebrated a milestone: the 13th anniversary of the first post on the blog, which was published on February 1, 2009. Simply put, the blog has moved into the teenage years.
February 1, 2009 seems like a very long time ago, doesn’t it? A lot has happened since then, in the world and on the blog. According to the WordPress data engines, we’ve published 9,283 posts in those thirteen years and have gathered 4,655 followers–each of whom is much appreciated!
The most popular post, about the appearance of a ring around the moon, has been viewed 35,962 times and collected 63 comments, many from people around the world who reported seeing a similar phenomenon in their backyard, since it was published in November 2009. Two other popular posts have a more specific Ohio connection–one about Dixie Electric Company, a local disco that my best friend from high school and I visited during the mid-70s, that has been viewed 9,769 times and garnered 52 comments since it was published in July 2009, and another about the right way to eat Skyline chili, which since May 2011 has been clicked by 7,474 people who were interested in one person’s very specific thoughts about how a plate of spaghetti and chili should be consumed. of course, other posts have been duds and been greeted by crickets. It just goes to show that you never know what might pique people’s interests.
I’ve enjoyed the blog very much, and coming up with the idea for a post, and then writing it, has become part of my daily morning routine. We may have missed blogging during a day or two along the way, but not many. Thank you to all who read it and say nice things about it. We’ll try to keep it going as we move into the pimply, overwrought, and angst-filled teenage years.