In my first year of blogging I posted 86 times. Here are some statistics:
Average days between posts: 4.2My busiest category was My Multiple Sclerosis Stories. This is the memoir section of my blog that started with My MS Story Chapter 1 – My Left Foot Stages a Mutiny and ends with My MS Story Chapter 39 – Making a Smaller Me. Since it's a memoir, and I'm still alive, I guess the story hasn't exactly ended yet. My objective with this section of the blog was to relate to MS patients and civilians what it is like for a person to deal with multiple sclerosis, from diagnosis to disability. Of course my story is only one example. Multiple sclerosis is such a capricious disorder. Each patient’s story is unique.
Average number of posts per week: 1.7
Number of visitors: approx. 18,500
Average visitors per day: approx. 50
Busiest day: March 28, 2010 (after posting CCSVI- Diagnosis and Treatment Log Entry #7)
Visitors on busiest day: 656
Slowest day: October 9, 2009
Visitors on slowest day: 6
Number of visitors on Christmas Day, 2009: 16
Visitors who don't celebrate Christmas: 16 (estimate)
In the past few months I've posted often about CCSVI in general, and my CCSVI diagnosis and treatment experience specifically. That story is still unfolding, and CCSVI is a cause to which I am committed.
I've written about and created videos of my iBOT wheelchair. Right now the clock is ticking. In less than 3 1/2 years the iBOT will no longer be supported. Because it is such a complex device, it will essentially become useless after that time. I'm involved with a group of people who are trying to save the iBOT. Wish us luck.
This blog has been a blessing for me. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed writing it. I’ve reconnected with old friends and made new ones. I’ve learned a lot about myself through the writing process (but I wonder if continuing to NOT think about my life would have been easier). Based on feedback I’ve received, Enjoying the Ride has been of some help to readers as well. That puts a smile on my face.
Here are my ten favorite Enjoying the Ride posts, in the order they were posted: