An Important Milestone

–from 4 or 5 years ago (how time flies)

My blog is 7 years old this month. I cannot believe I still enjoy blogging after so many years. Granted, I do not get that much traffic, but I sure enjoy posting about what I read, pictures from my life or ones I find interesting, and writing about a variety of subjects, including some travel-related and locally-geared entries. I especially enjoy posting book reviews and the occasional interview. I have intended to do many more interviews than I have, but work and social life take priority. Another reason I have enjoyed blogging is getting to meet some other bloggers in the virtual world and in person.  I believe another reason I blog is so that I can keep my memories of what I was interested in through the years in one place and have them to look back upon when I am old. Here are some factoids about M. Denise Costello:

most readers are from the US, of course, but Russia is the next country with the most readers visiting
most readers find my blog via Google, Pinterest, and then Facebook
most popular posts are:
–the most G+’d posts (with a mere 3 each) have been: 
  –Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.

  –Frank Deford

  –Running with the Enemy by Lloyd Lofthouse

I have posted all of my book reviews to and have done 43 in total (semi-edited to fit that site)

–search terms that have gotten the most direction here are “Clinton library” and “Michael Fassbender”

–the highest number of hits occurred in April 2014 when I was participating in the A to Z Challenge

–This post is my 576th post

I have experimented with ads and I get so little traffic I have made zero money. I decided to have a few ads at the bottom of my page endorsing only products I like such as and the Alpha Hydrox cream.
In the future, I am planning on migrating to WordPress or getting my own domain, as I want to learn how to use and design on another platform. If I did not work fulltime, my blog would not be as neglected. You can find me on:

Thanks for reading and welcome to any new readers.

  8 comments for “An Important Milestone

  1. July 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

    Happy Blog anniversary! I’ve been here allll along……….

    • July 16, 2014 at 8:41 PM

      I know, Lala. And I thank you for being a commenter. xoxo, D

  2. Charlotte Ponder
    July 16, 2014 at 9:25 PM

    Congratulations! Always a treat to read your posts. I don’t even have the discipline to keep a travel journal, so I send you great admiration!

    • July 16, 2014 at 9:47 PM

      Thank you so much, Charlotte! I wish you did keep a travel journal, as I know you have been and just got back from some fabulous places. Thank you for reading and for commenting. Hugs to you, D

  3. July 21, 2014 at 5:53 PM

    Congratulations, Denise. Way to go. I enjoy visiting, your thoughtful and interesting posts, and the beautiful photos.

  4. July 21, 2014 at 6:30 PM

    Thank you so much, Silvia!! xoxo, D

  5. July 23, 2014 at 2:43 AM

    Seven years!! I am suitably impressed. I had my blog birthday on July 14th and clocked in 4 years. After blogging daily for this long, it has become easier, but unless I am traveling I still post it daily rather than pre-setting a timed post.


    • July 23, 2014 at 2:46 PM

      Wow, Genie. It seems like you have had your blog as long as I have. Happy 4 years!!! That is nice that you do not pre-post and get online daily and engage. You know I appreciate your pictures even if I do not frequently comment.

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