A month in retrospect

It has been one month today since I officially became an active blogger. Yay!!! I thought I’d review the month’s activities and also ask you, my readers, some questions.

I have really enjoyed being excited and passionate about a project again. Although I absolutely love being a stay at home mum and wouldn’t trade my place with anyone, I sometimes feel that my brain is turning to mush. This blog has helped me re-engage back into this field I am so involved in and amazed by – pregnancy, birth and parenting. Yes, I know, you’re thinking – “but you write about the topic that you say is turning your brain to mush” – but it’s the research behind the posts and the actual writing itself that is challenging my grey matter once again.

I am reading A LOT. I read articles in blogs, newspapers and published journals, as well as searching widely on the internet. Sometimes it’s really difficult to fit everything in, reading, writing, looking after two kidlets. I have tried really hard to write almost every day, even though I first said I’d try and write 2-3 times a week. I don’t know if this is sustainable. I can forsee a little slowing down in the near future but I’ll still try and do a few posts a week a least.

Here are some of my stats Рpretty exciting I think. During the last month my site has had 936 visits by 439 visitors (Thanks to the people who keep coming back!). Sunday 20th March had the most visits so far at 59. Wednesday 23rd had the least at 1 visit. My two personal birthing stories have been the two most popular posts. About 56%  of people that get to my site are from referring sites (eg. facebook), about 38% from direct traffic (typing into browser www.midwifemum.com), and 5% from search engines. 41% of visitors have visited my site just once, but one faithful reader has visited between 51-100 times (Thank you whoever you are!). The average time spent on my site is 2 minutes 42 seconds.

Now lastly I just wanted to ask you all some questions. What has been your favourite blog post? What has been the most helpful post? What sort of things would you like me to write about in the future (thanks to the people who’ve already given me ideas)? Do you read any other blogs within the midwifery/birth/parenting area? If so, what are they called?

So, thanks for reading and I hope to continue to write helpful, fun and informative blog posts for your perusal!

This is me 36 weeks pregnant with Arlo, Christmas 2010

2 thoughts on “A month in retrospect

  1. Nat

    Hey Naomi! I am loving your blog, even though I am yet to experience any pregnancies or children. Hubby and I are starting to ‘plan’ though, and your posts are helping me mentally prepare myself for pregnancy and what lies ahead. It’s been interesting reading about the medical terminology for procedures etc. I also love your product reviews, there are just so many choices for everything. It’s good to know now what I might need. I also look at the ‘raising children’ website, as it helps with my line of work (early childhood education).
    Keep up the great work.

  2. judy

    Naomi, keep doing exactly as you have been so far…its a great information source for mums with young bubs. I will be suggesting your blog to “mums to be” as a way of learning about current baby related topics.


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