365 days ago, The Raving Gecko was first published online. I suppose you could even say it’s our birthday!
On August 15th 2016, I pressed the publish button for the first time. Our first post, aptly named The First Step, entered the realm of the internet; I sat and waited. I anxiously awaited the first view, the first like and should I be lucky enough, the first comment. Back then, I was new to blogging, and, as I’m sure you’ll all understand, putting yourself out there is intimidating. Soon enough, the first few views and likes trickled in and, honestly? It was exhilarating.
To be perfectly honest, that feeling doesn’t ever really go away.
Here’s a few statistics:
- This is our 46th post.
- We’ve had (to date) 1,093 unique visitors and 2,003 views.
- We currently have 57 followers.
- Our most successful posts have been Skam: A Social Media Sensation and 5 Lessons I Learned From a Film Set
- In 2017, The Raving Gecko reached 54 countries.
For a little project that started out as nothing more than a way to pass the time, I honestly couldn’t be happier.
And that, dear readers, is down to you.
Your endless support, encouragement and kindness is what makes it a pleasure to write; whether it be a film review or a well needed vent, The Raving Gecko has been an amazing journey, one that I hope to continue.
I’d like to give a shout out to Mohamad Al Karbi for his unwavering kindness and support. You can find his brilliant blog here.
The first 12 months; 52 weeks; 365 days; 8765 hours; 525948 minutes and 31556926 seconds are complete.
I look forward to embarking on the next leg of our journey and, trust me, it’s going to be one hell of a ride.
Peace and love,