Thursday, 2 January 2014

2 Year Blogiversary Celebration!

     I did it! Two full years of blogging under my belt and still going strong :)

     What started out as my New Years Resolution in 2012 has now become a part of my regular routine and has opened up numerous doors and opportunities that I didn't even know were possible. Through this blog I've developed personally, professionally, and have been able to connect with many amazing educators that I never would have meet if it wasn't for this platform! Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to read my posts, comment, and support me along the way; I couldn't do it all without you!!

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     Last year I posted some year stats as part of my 1 Year Blogiversary Celebration and I thought it might be interesting to update those stats and take a look at how my blog has changed since January 2013.

Blog Page-Views
- As of January 2014: 331, 437
- As of January 2013: 102, 274

Blog Posts
- 2013: 202 posts
- 2012: 195 posts
Google Followers
- As of January 2014: 330
- As of January 2013: 246

Highest Traffic Month (by page-views)
- August 2013 with 34, 023 page-views
- August 2012 with 16,992 page-views
Top 3 Most Read Posts Overall (by page-views)
     - May 30, 2012
     - 11,999 page-views 
     * Most read in 2012 as well :)
     - January 9, 2012
     - 6850 page-views
     - February 8, 2012
     - 4882 page-views
Top 3 Most Read Posts of 2013 (by page-views)
     - June 3, 2013
     - 3,641 page-views
     - July 23, 2013
     - 1,552 page-views
     - June 14, 2013
     - 1,504 page-views 
Top 3 Most Commented Posts of 2013
     - January 4, 2013
     - July 11, 2013    
     - March 2, 2013  

To celebrate, I have decided to repeat the giveaway that I featured last year,
a Mystery Prize Package Giveaway!! 
     The winner will receive a hand-made prize package tailored specifically for them (valued at $50)! 
Upon winning I will get in contact with the lucky person, visit your blog (if applicable) and find out what you would like in a prize package! Maybe that includes:
- Gift cards to Starbucks/Tim Hortons/Target/Wal Mart
- New calendar organizer for the classroom
- Stickers for student's work
- Souvenir from Canada (if you are an American follower)
- Nail polish and/or hand lotion to pamper yourself
- Anything!
The fun thing about this prize is that you actually get something in the mail that you can unwrap and enjoy! I think that is way more fun that downloading an electronic file... I love getting snail mail!

     Sounds intriguing? Here is what Maria from First Grade Carousel won last year! You can also check out the wonderful post that she wrote on her blog when she received the package :)

     There are lots of ways to enter and for each entry make sure you leave a comment below stating how you entered and your email address so I can contact you when you win!

1 ) Follow this blog (if you already do make sure you still comment)
2 ) Tweet about the giveaway on your Twitter account 
     (leave the link in the comment)
3 ) Post about the giveaway on your Facebook page 
     (leave the link in the comment)
4 ) Post about the giveaway on your blog, please include the image above
     (leave the link in the comment)

A BIG, gigantic, thank-you to everyone who made my second year of blogging so awesome!
Contest closes Friday, January 10th at 9pm (central time) and the winner will be announced on Saturday.
Good luck!


  1. I am your newest follower! Congratulations on your milestone!

  2. I already follow!

    1. Thank you for your continued support Lori!

  3. Shared on fb.

    1. Thanks for sharing this through Facebook Lori!

  4. I follow you and I posted about this on my blog:


    1. Thank you so much for sharing this through your blog Ryan!

  5. I'm a new follower!

    School Days with Smith

  6. and I tweeted it

    School Days with Smith

    1. Thank you for tweeting this out to your network Krista!

  7. Shared on twitter by @teachermikey

  8. I am a follower! Congrats!!

  9. I tweeted and shared on facebook! I have been following you for the past year or so and I hope you have made a really successful transition to teaching! GO Canadian teacher bloggers. Here is the link to Twitter and to FB
    I hope you have a very happy and prosperous new year!

    1. Thank you for sharing these through your networks Ms. M! I've enjoyed and appreciated your support over the past year :)

  10. Congrats on blogging for 2 years, Kirsten! I love reading your blog - we're going through so many of the same successes and frustrations, even though we're teaching in different parts of the world.

    I follow your blog already (*cough, you should follow mine! cough*), and I tweeted this!

    1. Thanks for your support towards me and my Grade 8's Emma, they love knowing that someone across the world is reading their posts! I appreciate your support. I've followed your blog as well :)

  11. Following! Congrats from a fellow Canadian blogger! Just started WTB in September and love it.
    Whimsy Workshop Teaching

    1. Thank you for following Susanna! I'm glad to hear that you are enjoying WBT with your students!

  12. Thank you for sharing. I follow your blog on my Feedler. Your stats are inspiring. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Thank you for following :) I'm so happy to hear my stats inspire someone other than myself! haha

  13. Congrats!! I follow on GFC


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