Monday, March 6, 2023

11-Year Blogversary

On March 1st, Sport Card Collectors turned 11 years old. That's right, 11 years. In blogging terms, that is like 85 years. I was too busy to help celebrate the anniversary.

A lot has changed on this blog over the 11 years. Sponsors have come and gone. Views have been up and down. Followers have left and come back and left. Comments have dissipated to maybe one to two a day then somedays more. And my posts have come and gone from fillers to real posts to fillers to posts. It's all been quite the trip and I have enjoyed the journey through the ups and downs.

Even I have come and gone on here with no idea what direction to head with my blogging. With so much changed in both life and in the hobby, there is no definitive direction. Just know I will be blogging sometimes, somewhere.

For today, let's not think about what was, let's enjoy this Sport Card Collectors Day of celebration and a big milestone!

I would first like to send out a big thank you out to everyone who has been a part of the 11 years on here and the years to come. Whether you were a passerby, read a few posts, shared some of my posts, entered a contest, was a sponsor or are a friend. I appreciate all of you.

In tradition of my blog's anniversary, I always post numbers from the previous years on here and this is today's edition,

Year One, Sport Card Collectors blog had 68,169 overall views. 695 Twitter Followers and 118 Facebook LIKES.

Year Two, Sport Card Collectors blog grew to 205,240 overall views, 2,206 Followers on Twitter and 147 Facebook LIKES.

Year Three, Sport Card Collectors blog grew to 340,841 overall views, 3,576 Followers on Twitter and 159 Facebook LIKES.

Year Four, Sport Card Collectors blog grew to 483,217 overall views, 4,494 Followers on Twitter and 431 Facebook LIKES.

Year Five, Sport Card Collectors blog grew to 679,331 overall views. 5,325 Twitter Followers and 541 Facebook LIKES.

Year Six, Sport Card Collectors blog grew to 952,540 overall views. 6,272 Twitter Followers and 627 Facebook LIKES.

Year Seven, Sport Card Collectors blog grew to 1,268,414 overall views. 7,120 Twitter Followers and 815 Facebook LIKES.

Year Eight, Sport Card Collectors blog grew to 1,595,972 overall views. 8,353 Twitter Followers and 1291 Facebook LIKES before I ended the page. 

Year Nine, Matt's Wonderful Blog Of Hobbies grew to 1,814,262 overall views.  9,763 Twitter Followers and 780 Instagram Followers

Year Ten, Sport Card Collectors grew to 2,029,117 overall views.  10.9K Twitter Followers, 1427 Facebook LIkes and 1095 Instagram Followers

Year Eleven, Sport Card Collectors grew to 2,201,427 overall views.  12.3K Twitter Followers, 1515 Facebook LIkes and 1098 Instagram Followers

The blog dipped some in terms of views over the past year, but that's not surprising for the kind of posts that I put up last year. Hopefully I can improve upon that this upcoming year.

Thanks again to everyone who has stayed with me through the ups and downs of this blog,


(side note, while you are here and I have your attention, please check out the right side of the blog and follow all of those good people on Twitter or check out their websites and podcasts that are a link click away)