Yes, Georyl.com turned a year old today and what a wonderful year that was. I would like to thank you (yes, you!) for inspiring me to continue blogging. Because of you, my readers, friends, commentators and visitors, this blog has become what it is now.
From being “At Home With Georyl” to “Blogging With My Heart,” Georyl today turns more personal as it becomes “Welcome To Our World.”
We’ve seen georyl.com’s Alexa ratings reach the lower 90T’s level although at the end of the first year, it ranked 214,093th. A change of web host (the old one was less secure and a lot of scripts were placed into my files, thus I got a penalty from Google) finally gave me a page rank of 1 during the recent PR update.
During the year, I had two giveaways: the PR3 blog giveaway and October’s daily giveaways. One of the things I’m proud of is the fact that all of the prizes came from my blog earnings. Yes, I had a good share of opportunities and also because of that, my web hosting for the next three years is already well taken cared of. Expect me to be around in the next three years, at the least.
I apologize for the broken promises. I had planned and promised weekly giveaways from January of this year until today (anniversary day) but my “offline” life was quite busy that my virtual activities have to take the backseat. We recently moved from Morocco to the US and spent the whole month of March driving from state to state. I knew that I promised to share our escapades too but as a mother of a very alert and active 19 month old toddler, I hardly could find time to blog lately – but I’ll do that sooner or later.
Again, many thanks to all of you for being with me. My only reason for blogging was to relieve my boredom for being a stay at home wife and mother in a country where I can’t go out because I don’t know the language (french and arabic). I’m so glad that I had found blogging because I met a lot of good friends in the blogosphere, had learned a lot and has grown as a person in the process.
Happy anniversary Georyl.com!