Has it really been three years?
It seems like only yesterday that we launched Life As A Human.
In three years, we have come such a long way. The last two birthdays, I gave you all a bunch of numbers and statistics to illustrate our growth and how we are doing. I’ll provide a few for you but I thought on this birthday, I might get a bit more philosophical to offer a different measure of our success.
From our About page … a mission statement:
“A multi-author blog featuring more than 150 international writers and bloggers, Life As A Human is a multicultural matrix for writing that moves and inspires – a venue for the authentic voice, regardless of age, nationality or perspective.“
We really wanted this to be a place for everyone and that is exactly what it has become. We are now read in 218 countries/territories and our 2700+ articles are written by authors from around the globe. Some are as young as 11, others well into their 80’s. These writers who come from a wide variety of cultures, perspectives and spiritual beliefs have indeed moved and inspired about 2 million visitors who have read over 4 million pages.
We wanted this to be a place that builds people up, not rips people down. And while we have published some thought-provoking articles, we believe that we have achieved our goal of being a site that celebrates our similarities – and our differences – through stories that unite our experiences in meaningful ways.
We continue to receive a lot of positive feedback from our readers, and that remains our most important yardstick. Our readership and our traffic continues to grow steadily. We are also getting noticed by many other sites and have begun forging some very interesting relationships with publishers and publicists. A year ago, we might have had one or two enquiries each month from publishers and publicists. Now, a week does not go by where we don’t receive at least 5 or 6!
Our server has been extremely busy serving up over 221 million hits, 12.4 million pages which all translates to over 4.5 terabytes of data transferred!
In the coming months, you will start to see some new types of content at Life As A Human including school writing contests, articles on repurposing, food and recipes. As well, we will be publishing many more photo essays from some very talented photographers and putting a lot of energy into our art site.
Thank You …
I want to thank all of you, our readers, for your continued support and for sharing our site with your families and friends. I am so grateful to all of our authors for their excellent contributions and for sticking with us as we grow. And, enormous thanks to the entire Life As A Human team for all the work that they do to make sure there is always fresh content on our pages.
I ended last years birthday note by saying “This year, we learn to run.” We have done that, but I can also tell you this:
We’re just getting warmed up! 😉
Birthday Balloon – Microsoft Office Clip Art Collection