Saturday, February 20, 2010

A Few Milestones, and Thanks to the Readers

No, I am not reviewing the snack pasta, but I thought the idea was funny enough to take a picture.

There are a few milestones that this blog has reached or will soon reach and I wanted to thank my readers for their support. Recently, I reached 100 followers on Blogger and my subscription via RSS is days away from reaching 300 (currently, it's at 296 and that number goes up rather steadily as of February 23, I hit the 300 mark!). Also, my average number of visitors as represented by independent IP addresses is now about 450 per day; that is quite good considering the fact that that number represents individuals, not page views, and the fact that I don't post on weekends. For a blog as "young" as this one (and considering that I'm hardly great at marketing my blog), these are nice numbers.

Seeing these numbers increase steadily encourages me to continue. This blog is fun to do, but it is also a lot of work to keep at it on a regular basis. I really appreciate everyone who follows me and takes time from their day to read or even just come and check out the pictures. I especially appreciate the people who have their own sites who link to mine. Thanks so much to everyone for your kindness!

8 comments:

joyce said...

Hi! I love reading your blog! I live in Canada and I'm planning (well...hopefully...if I can find a job..) to go to Japan later this year to teach English!
I'm not so much a blogger, but your blogs (I follow your "1000 things about Japan" too~) have inspired me to do something similar if/when I go to Japan! By the way, reading your snack reviews make me want to try (or potentially avoid) some interesting snacks in Japan. Well, I just want to thank you for your great entries. Cheers!~ =)

Orchid64 said...

Thanks so much for reading and for taking the time to write such a generous comment, Joyce. :-) I hope you do come to Japan and start you own blog. Please make sure to leave me a comment so I can read it when you get here!

I'd also be very curious to hear what you think of the junk food when you get here. :-)

K said...

Thank YOU for posting about all the crazy snacks that Japan has to offer! I only make it back 1-2x a year so I never manage to bring back as many new snacks as I'd like...but thanks to you, I have an idea of what's out there!

Sherry said...

Glad to hear you blog is doing so well. Just wanted to say DH came home with some snack pasta, pepper flavored, he got from a client a few days ago. Also thought it looked stupid, but it was in fact great. Different kind than your picture though. Ours was some Disney one. You might consider it.

Girl Japan: April Marie said...

I already knew you were amazing! Even I live in Japan and love your reviews... half the stuff I have not even tried yet... it's great for me also.

Can't wait to hear about the calorie mate too = )

Pipsqueak Fiddlesticks said...

I love your blog. Thanks for doing it. Its very interesting to learn about a culture through their food--especially junk food!

Adri said...

This girl in Texas is checking in to say she loves your blog! I might never get to go to Japan, but I get to experience a sliver of it here :D

Orchid64 said...

Thanks so much for the kind and encouraging words! It really means a lot to me. I know people say that, but I truly mean it. :-)