I know The Candyman's skin is crawling because he hates when I use the term "bitches" in reference to people, but I can't help myself sometimes....
For those of you outside the blogging world, there's this whole other side to blogging. It's all about Google Analytics and html code and page rank and SEO...it's all bullshit, but it's also absolutely fascinating. You can see where traffic is coming from and what kinds of posts get a ton of hits (for me, it's generally the snarky ones) and it can be kind of addicting. Most times though, it's simply information overload. I go through spurts of being completely submersed in it versus not paying any attention whatsoever.What I really like though is checking out my "Map Overlay" in Google Analytics. I'm completely intrigued by this. Why? Because I have some unique-ass people coming to this blog from all over the place. I would like to say the following: Hallo an alle meine Bonn leser! That's right, I get crazy with the folks from Bonn, Germany. And you guys in Milan, Italy? Mandarmi alcuni piuttosto pattini! And to the handful of the Serbians? Dobrodošli! Seriously, this is where I can get sucked into a the Super Time-Warp of the Internet. If I start playing around my analytics, I get sucked into the Vortex of Disappearing Time and right now, that vortex is reserved specifically for Pinterest.
These last couple of weeks I just haven't been paying attention because I have been busier than a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest and cannot allow myself the time suckage (except for the whole Pinterest thing). Until yesterday, that is. I noticed that a few days ago I got all kinds of traffic and I'm all, "What the eff? I have NOT been any kind of bitchy or snarky. What's the deal-io?" So I go all clicky-clicky-clicky and find this:
Yeah, that's right. The Thirty-Something Bride has been included in the top 10 wedding blogs of Australian wedding magazine, Complete Weddings. Booya. Who else made the cut? Well, I am so honored and humbled to be listed along the likes of: Polka Dot Bride, Eat Drink Chic, 100 Layer Cake, Once Wed, Snippet & Ink , Ruffled Blog, Junebug Weddings, The Pretty Blog and This is Glamorous. How cool is that? You can check out the full post here.
Thanks gobs and gobs to the folks down under (sorry, I couldn't resist) at Complete Weddings for the kudos. I'm just tickled pink at the whole shebang.