For every blogiversary that rolls around we like to have some mathy fun with numbers to break down some funny (and admittedly horrifying) facts when it comes to all things YHL.
1527- Our number of published posts to date (crazy considering we only had 380 on our first blogiversary)
258,904- The number of comments we’ve amassed from you, our lovely readers
13,039- The number of comment questions that we’ve answered to date (we do our best to answer every single one)
4- Number of people who live in our house (counting Burger, who thinks he’s a person)
3- The number of days we were in the hospital after Clara was born
0- The number of posts we missed publishing during that time (we don’t even remember how we did that)
6- The average number of pickle slices John puts on my lunchtime turkey sandwich (even though he hates touching them)
21- The number of amazing homes that we’ve barged into and officially “House Crashed” (and there are more to come…)
145- Custom mood boards completed to date (check out a bevy of them right here)
94– Total number of weekly giveaways that we’ve held since starting them back in November of ’08
Over $14,000– The total monetary value of all of our fab freebies combined (including this week’s awesome gift card prize which, btw, Z Gallerie just upped to include $100 gift cards to two runners up)
43- Our average number of posts per month
1765- Average number of words written per post (we’re chatty, huh?)
17,650- Average number of words written per week (admittedly, this is kind of insane)
561- The total number of projects that we link to on our Projects page
14- Sweet Clara’s weight (we love that chunky monkey)
8- Cutie pie Burger’s weight (we love that beefy boy)
14- Number of days that Burger weighed more than Clara (poor guy didn’t stand a chance)
97,024- Most blog pageviews we’ve received in a single day according to WordPress.com stats (thank you amazing readers!)
2,144,976- Total number of blog hits we received last month (thanks again amazing readers!)
36,698,957– Total blog hits to date (did we mention that you’re amazing?)
23- Number of woven baskets in our house (it’s a sickness people)
10- Number of storage ottomans in our house (somebody stop us)
7- Total number of steps from our bed to our desk (which explains why we write posts when we can’t sleep)
15- The number of ceramic animals that we own, including 4 ceramic pic hooks. Somebody help us.
Flipping Out: It’s not a number, but it’s our favorite semi-home-improvement-related show to watch while blogging (although there’s a fair amount of pausing so we don’t miss any of Jeff’s insanity)
So there you have it. The how long, how many, and how often. Thanks for the blogiversary fun!
Psst- Wanna see last year’s number rundown? Or our first blogiversary rundown? Look no further.
How many, how long, and how often–that’s what she said!
Sorry, I couldn’t resist!
BEST EVER. You totally have us rolling on the floor.
Snickrsnack Katie says
I love the stats!
At first I freaked, though – when you said your days were numbered, I thought your next surprise would be that you were closing the blog. HEART ATTACK!
Great stats! Looking forward to another year of YHL! That pic of Clara is precious.
holy moly – that is one cute pic!!
36,698,957 — that’s AWESOME!
You left out the most important number! How many ceramic animals in the house?
Candice Torres says
How many ceramic animals do you have? Hahaha :)
Uh, can we plead the fifth on that? Ha.
Emily @ The Happy Home says
woah, nelly! i love seeing things broken down like those. those pageview stats are EXCELLENT!
and i hope the last stat is 0: number of sleepless nights due to bloggy stress!
I am new to the 36 million but I am glad I discovered you……..even if so many beat me to it. i hope that there was some sort of server that fed you those numbers and that you didn’t actually calculate them yourself. I look forward to more from you guys…….now that I’m stalking you.
Thankfully we have a stat counter that we use!
SHUSH… there’ll be another baby popping out with that kind of talk. LOL *wink*
I want one more how many… what’s the # of the most comments on a single post?
That record is actually still being set! It’s the ZGallerie giveaway that’s going on now! We wondered what the comment bubble would look like with a 5 digit number in it. Turns out it actually gets cut off so you can’t see the last number. Too funny!
Danielle Probst says
What, no number of white ceramic animals in possession (on display and in storage)?!? Come on ya’ll….
Congrats YHL! You all are amazing!!!
I also enjoy Jeff and his witty sarcasm. I could watch that show all.day.long!
I was going to ask the ceramic question too!!
ADORABLE pic of Clara…and man does she look like John. Speaking of looking like John (clearly a sign that I read this blog too much), have you ever watched the show “Castle”? Because there is a cop on there who totally reminds me of John now.
This is him…the actor…not John.
YAY!! You have a number for all of the questions you’ve answered!!! I’m going to high-five myself for asking you that question a long, long time ago…someday I swear I’ll finish counting and analyzing!! Maybe after I finish my PhD in 3 years :)
You were totally the inspiration for that stat Kari!
And BTW…I feel that I may personally be responsible for at least a million of those hits…since I even have to check in from my phone all the time.
/shame of blog addiction
Cait @ Hernando House says
It’s always fun to see your stats breakdown :) And I chuckled at you asking to plead the 5th on the ceramic animals count!
Amazing stats! I love seeing this breakdown. But I gotta ask…where’s the #7? Is Burger chewing on it off to the side? =P
That’s a possibility! Although he prefers her little stuffed alligator for some reason (he cuddles it like it’s his other baby, you know, when he’s not cuddling Clara). So cute.
Love Flipping Out!! Jeff is hilariously inappropriate! And his style is AMAZING!
That. Picture. Is. BANANAS!!!!!!! Love it!
And consider this yet another call for a count on the ceramic animals!
julie g. says
Hey, what about the number of white ceramic animals?!
And oh my gosh “Flipping Out” is the best! Besides Jeff what about dear Sarah. Our favorite trait of hers is how she adds “ies” (Jeffies, Chazies, Zoilsies) onto everyone’s name and says “Holla”!
It’s true! I love how she called her boyfriend “the original sweetsies cutsies” yesterday. I died.
36 Million!!!! That’s awesome! What a big jump from last year!
Maggie Rose says
Oh dear. My cat weighs more than your dog!
Seriously though, your stats are amazing and inspiring!
Love the stats! Congrats on your 3rd blogiversary! Love reading your site & Miss Clara is growing so fast – love her smile!
Also – love Flipping Out too! Jeff’s crazy is hilarious!
Jessica @ How Sweet says
0- The number of posts we missed publishing during that time (we don’t even remember how we did that)
This one is my favorite. I am absolutely in awe over how you do what you do, and I wanted to take the time to tell you how AMAZING YOU TWO ARE (plus two!) It is amazing (again … hey, you did it in your post!) how dedicated you are to us and to your blog (& home! — I’m very excited to see how dedicated you will be to your new home) So you are .. (one more time, just let me please) .. amazing to us. :) Yes I’m speaking for everyone … call me bold!
Aw thanks Amanda! You’re totally making us blush.
here’s the real stat, i’m curious about….
the number of times that “woo hoo” or “woo to the hoo” has been uttered (or rather typed) =)
just because it’s my favorite little statment.
Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) says
That’s so exciting to compare the number of hits you received last year versus this year! That’s crazy growth. Too bad the rest of the economy can’t follow, haha.
I couldn’t help but notice last year’s stat that you spend an avg of 12 hours on the computer a day, have you ever written a post about how you prevent yourself from getting eye strain on the computer or headaches? I can’t imagine staring at a computer screen that long.
We actually cut out an article about that a while back and it suggested every ten minutes to take your eyes off the screen and focus on something far away (like something out the window). It really does help! These days with the baby we’re up and down a lot (switching off, running to get a burp cloth, etc) so we remember to take “eye breaks” a bit more. We definitely recommend it!
Sherry, you have gotten me addicted to woven baskets too! I just started the other day and then I spent about 45 minutes circling woven baskets in the Crate and Barrel catalog…I understand the sickness! And I cant believe you have 10 storage ottomans!!! At least it keeps the stuff hidden from plain view!
I was totally wanting to know the count on the ceramic animals! I think your public wants a tally :)
Hey no problem at all! :)
I love these stats … reading the last two years right now.
Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks says
A favorite show in our house is House Hunters, so I’m pretty sure I’m going to love following you as you embark on this next journey! Congrats on making such an exciting decision!
LOVE LOVE Flipping Out…and now my head hurts after reading all those Math related stats!!!! ROFL. ;D
Almost died when I saw “Our Days Are Numbered”! Noooooo! Whew, I was wrong… I was also thinking about ceramic animals, lol! Blog readers think alike :)
Oh my gosh, that baby! Clara is just too cute, I am dying here.
Alicia M says
I love it!! You guys ROCK! I too am curious… ceramic animals….. With the impressive numbers you put up, there’s no way you can be embarrassed by your ceramic animal number! If anyone gives you grief, you can say “yeah, we have 250 ceramic animals, so what? …we also have over 36 million blog hits and a quarter million comments! Booyah!”
You guys are always an inspiration to so many and these numbers prove it. Good work! :)
Haha, well in that case we think the ceramic animal count is at around 15 (including 4 ceramic pic hooks).
Chicago Cuisine Critique says
Aww, why did I log on to ask for the count on white ceramic animals…only to have 5(!) other people have asked already!! You’ll have to make a P.S.!
Thank you for your daily inspiration!
[email protected] Hand Me Down House says
WOWIE! Look at those digits!! I too was wondering how many ceramic animals you have?!? Haha! Loved seeing all these numbers, you guys! And also glad to know I’m not the only one who can’t miss a minute of Jeff’s craziness on Flipping Out. :)
That pic is too. stinkin’. cute!!!
I, too, was wondering about the number of white ceramic animals, but I see you plead the 5th…chicken!
Congrats on all the milestones and keep on keepin’ on…
Oh, LOVE Jeff Lewis. LOVE.
It’s not us that’s awesome…it’s y’all!
Wowie wow! ~97,000 hits in a day! And I was excited when I hit 14! ;)
Ofelia Salgado says
Im really surprised about the numbers. You guys are really in a high speed. Both of you inspired me and right now my house is in improvement. Soon (or later) I’ll send pics about my redo-proyects with a tiny budget. Im still in shock about the house sale, but the change it’s a very stimulating idea, and I can’t wait for it. Congrats and best wishes for you and lovely Clara from México. (I don’t speak english very well, eather my writing, my mother lenguage is spanish, but I understand your posts with out any issue).
Haha, this is awesome. I love Flipping Out, too.
You forgot to mention how many ceramic animals Sherry has collected.
Talking of numbers… did you realize that the number tracker of comments on your posts can only go upto 4 digit, hence 9,999? But with the fabulous freebie this week, you have over 11 THOUSANDS comments! How cool is that?
17,264: The number of YHL subscribers in Google Reader.
I think this is a great decision to maintain the popularity of your blog (=business). When you all are in the thick of big time renovation, the content is fantastic. While recent posts have been okay, surveys and minor decorative blog posts aren’t nearly as cool as ripping out a bathroom :)