Happy Blogiversary!

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It’s officially been one year since I started Femme Frugality.  It’s been fun, fun, fun.  There’s a myriad of benefits I’ve enjoyed from it, but my favorites have been learning about new ways to save and make money that I would have never been exposed to if I had not constantly been looking for content, and interacting with readers and other bloggers alike.  In fact, quite a few of my posts have come from readers contacting me with their ideas, like How to Become a Brand Ambassador or How to Get Free Stuff for your Opinion.

I thought it would be fun to spend today looking at some interesting stats from the past twelve months.  We’ll start with what can sometimes be the strangest:  Google Search terms.  Here are the top 9!
1.  joint  (The best thing I ever did for my blog’s SEO was to post a picture of marijuana.  Even if the article    itself was about joint checking accounts.)
2.  how to roll change (I know the exact post this one is talking about.)
3.  pediatrician sign (I have no idea how this one directed people to my blog.)
4.  DIY photo magnets  (Again, I know the exact post.)

5.  watch movies before they come out in theaters

6.  femme frugality (Aw, some of you didn’t get here by accident!  I love that!)
7.  how to do sign language  (I have a couple of posts that mention the language I have a love affair with.  It could be the one about kids in the library or the DIY sign language valentines I posted in February.)
8.  carnegie science center  (I wrote about how you could get in for free on the summer solsticeif you saved a snowball.)
9.  sugar baby blog 2012  (This is one of the tamer search terms I got in response to my query about if being a sugar baby was about love or prostitution.  Some of them were downright nasty/creepy.)
That was a lot more boring than I thought it would be.  I guess the most common search phrases aren’t going to be the most off-the-wall ones.  A lot of them tie in to some of my most popular posts, though:
1.  Joint  Again, a post about joint bank accounts accompanied by a picture of marijuana.
2.  A Pinteresting Post, which highlighted all the sweet things I had been finding on pinterest.
3.  Sugar Babies…Love or Prostitution?  Which was an unconventional Valentine’s Day discussion.
6.  How to Sell Your Body Without Becoming a Prostitute  Earn some side cash by letting the medical field farm you.
7.  How to Buy Whatever You Want Without Any Money  An ode to swagbucks.  Some people signed up under me after reading this…a lot of them  have earned some pretty serious swag!
8.  How to Tredecuple Your Coinage  I was rolling my change when I came across some odd coins.  Took them in and traded them in for about 13x what they were worth!
9.  Father’s Day for Free  This post isn’t as relevant as it was when I wrote it.
10.  Frugal Cooking 203  This one tells you how to find recipes using only the ingredients in your cabinet.  
I get by with a little help from my friends.
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And of course, the top referers to Femme Frugality!  There are so many fantastic bloggy friends out there, but these guys have sent the most traffic here:







I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the Yakezie network and challenge, which is a great tool for any PF blogger. I started the challenge in December and met my initial goals in June.  I hope to be in the next class!  Oh, and Erika from From Shopping to Saving and Lil Desiqua from Faster than Forever for encouraging me to start tweeting!  
My goal for the next year:  stop using the word awesome so much.  I was looking over my posts and realizing I sound like I’m a surfer dude straight out of the 90s.  I don’t want to sound like that.  So I’m going to put a ban on myself for the next month:  Femme Frugality will not contain the word “awesome” in its content until at least July 27.  Wish me luck.

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26 thoughts on “Happy Blogiversary!

  1. Modest Money

    Happy 1 year anniversary Femme Frugality! I am in strong opposition to dropping the word awesome. I don’t think it makes you sound like a surfer dude. Then again, I’ve heard that up here in Canada it is still a very common part of our vocabulary. I personally think it’s a pretty awesome word though.

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  2. bogofdebt

    Happy blogoversary! I have words of the day/week/month that I find regulary in my posts. I always say that I’m going to try to stop doing things like it and it never works! But I agree with Modest Money–awesome doesn’t make you sound like a surfer dude.

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  3. ERIKA

    Happy bloggaversary friend!!! It’s been fun connecting with you and also reading about your tips and tricks, especially the homemade bread post. I still need to try it, but your recipe will be the one I try!

    Thanks for linking me, and I’m so glad you are on twitter =) Here’s to year #2!

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  4. canadianbudgetbinder

    Congratulations on your one year anniversary!! I know I’ve only been reading a short time but I simply love the way you write. I enjoy reading what you have to say and you put a spin on it like no other. I find this talent in very limited writers so kudos to you.. A+.
    I love search terms, the best!Maybe I will do the same on my blogaversary (I think I made that up lol.)
    Cheers darlin!
    Mr.CBB

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  5. femmefrugality

    Thanks so much for all the love everyone! Haha “awesome” isn’t out forever…just for the next month or so. And then it will be back in moderation. Also, I guess I spelled blogiversary wrong. My bad.

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  6. Miss Caitlin S.

    happy anniversary!! that’s awesome. and isn’t it so funny to see how people got to your blog? always cracks me up. the questions people ask are fascinating.

    and haha about awesome, I do that too with various phrases. I’m like geez Caitlin- say that more!

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  7. AverageJoe

    I think it’s awesome how little you’re going to use the awesome word awesome. Now I’m just rubbing the awesome in…

    I’m not sure many people know what it takes to get to a year of blogging. I certainly wouldn’t have before this. Huge accomplishment. Congratulations!

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  8. femmefrugality

    Psh, no worries Jen! Thanks to everyone for your words of encouragement and flattery. I’m not sure I deserve all of them, (I’m not very good at taking flattery,) but I appreciate it so much!

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