Thursday, April 11, 2013

Radical Possibility Turns 1!!!


One year ago, I started a little blog. One year later, it is still a little blog, but a little blog I've come to love very much. We've appeared on Design Sponge, Apartment Therapy, the Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, as well as a number of amazing DIY-related blogs. 


By the numbers....
1 - name change, since the Chief Economist was making my future in Google searches look very bleak.

3 weeks - Amount of time that passed between starting the blog and being featured on Design Sponge

5th - place we came in during the Apartment Therapy Homies contest (in which we were waaay out of our league, but were overwhelmed at our regular readers coming out of the woodwork to support such a small blog in such a big contest!)

6 - Times I cried while failing miserably at a project, all of which were shared with you

10- Amount of times I've rearranged the living room since moving in.

0 - Amount of times I've rearranged the dining room since moving in.

13- Number of months we've been in this apartment

800- Facebook followers

3,500 Pinterest followers

138 - Posts to date

1,200 - comments, my favorite part of this blog

11- comments left by readers chastising me for my excessive profanity. My favorite? "I don't know why you swear so much when everyone can see you aren't even hot." #2013 #stayugly #keepcussin

1,800,000 - page views (that's like, the same number of people currently employed by McDonald's worldwide. So pretend that every single McDonald's employee on the planet looked at this blog once.) 

3 house tours, completed by very kind readers who let strangers into their homes for you guys (1, 2, 3)


So that's it! Radical Possibility by the numbers. Sometimes it can feel very big, sometimes it can feel very small. It's hard sometimes to look at other blogs and be like "Why hasn't Oprah called me before??", but aside from how ridiculous that gauge is, it's nice to just enjoy this blog for what it is. That's not to say I don't have a few goals for the upcoming year!

One of them will be checked off when Apartment Therapy does a tour of my place (something that won't feel real until after it happens). It would also be really nice to do some writing for another site, partner with some more bloggers, etc. In the meantime, we'll take it day by day, doing small improvements to a shitty apartment and telling you all about it. 

You guys are also the very best. I love that when I look at my first post, so many of those commenters are still active today. I love that you guys support my art, and email me projects you think I'd like and send me pictures of projects of mine you've done. It's really rad.

Looking forward to another year with you guys!

xo,
z

14 comments:

  1. I love this, happy first birthday, RP!

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  2. I think you are a classic beauty. F that dumb beezie. Your blog is REAL and I find it very refreshing. Most of the other blogs I follow make me want to barf on a daily basis on how fake they are, yet I can't stop following them. I think your blog is real and I respect that. You aren't trying to be perfect and trying to come across as someone you are not. If I ever decide to stop being so lazy and start a blog I hope that mine will be just as cool as yours. You rock. Keep blogging. xo

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  3. Oh Jesus. I have tried to comment on this like three times. So if you get three different comments on here about that dumb beezie that called you ugly...sorry. I think you are a classic beauty and that girl can go F herself. Your blog is REAL and I love it. All those other girls that have blogs that are too perfect make me want to barf up my coffee on a daily basis. (Yet I can't seem to stop following them). You my friend, are refreshing. Keep up the good work. xo

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  4. YAY! and I love that you cuss. It makes you feel that much more like an actual human being

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  5. Happy blogiversary! So happy that I happened to meet you (and Sarah) in Chicago at the YHL signing! I love your blog and I LOVE that you cuss. And I really had no idea that only hot people were allowed to cuss. The things you learn on the interwebs! And if you ever find yourself up in Grand Rapids, Michigan I would LOVE for you to house crash me! ;)

    Can't wait for your Apartment Therapy home tour!

    Rebecca
    www.thisnestisbest.com

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  6. Congratulations you have haters that means you're awesome!! I love your blog and had no idea it was less than a year old. The imperfections you share is why I love it. I have had to stop following other blog because of the perfectionism it portrayed. Nothing wrong with that I just like those that keep it real

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  7. Love the blog! It's more relatable when some things turn out awesome and some as you say leave you in tears as opposed to the "everything turns out awesome" of most blogs.

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  8. Congrats on a successful first year of blogging! Your blog is gorgeous, you are gorgeous, and a well place f-bomb makes for great reading...keep up the good work :)

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  9. Congrats on a successful first year of blogging! Your blog is gorgeous, you are gorgeous, and a well placed f-bomb makes for great reading... keep up the good work :)

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    Jenn's Random Scraps

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  10. so proud of you!!

    xoxoxo caitlin

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  11. Happy 1st Birthday R/P!
    I don't normally comment on blogs, but I have to tell you that you're definitely my favourite blog to read, and really look forward to seeing your name in the Bloglovin sidebar when I log in. As another commenter said, you're real, and that's why I love you. Your sailor mouth is what made me start following, and the fact that you share your failures is awesome, because nothing makes me feel like pulling out the Ben and Jerry's more than trying a DIY that apparently is super easy (according to the perfect DIY sites) and having it turn out like shit. So thank you for everything, and here's to another year!
    P.S. You're beautiful, the commenter was clearly a blind asshole.

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