Today MikeDiDonato.com turns three years old. It’s kind of strange thinking that three years of my life (11%!!) is documented here. Thanks to everybody who has read and participated. This website has been really fun. On average, I probably spend about 30-45 minutes a day on this thing. That’s a total of something like 500-600 hours of effort over the past three years.
That’s a lot of time but there are distinct benefits to having a website. Financially, this website got me a free furnace service package, a tea steeping thing, roller derby tickets, 20 dollars off my Kitchen Aid Mixer, the opportunity to buy Jocelyn’s car, kiteboarding lessons from Schenk, and endless amounts of free advice. It costs 10 bucks a month to run… which is a lot less than some people spend on coffee.
I’ve met a whole crowd of new exciting people through the site: UK Roland, Aaron, Jes Saint, Molly, Patrick, UUIG, Zoe, and J2.
I’ve had great e-mail correspondence with some folks in India and Australia, and even received a comment from a distant relative who sent me this sweet photo of my mom when she was two.
Major page accomplishments over the last three years:
#1 on Google searches for Mike D.
We broke the 300 unique readers mark on Tuesday – yay!
Interesting page facts:
The most common way random people find this site is from image searches for “cupcake” (thank you Roland) and web searches for “spelt vs. spelled”.
Presently, I get more referrals from the CT Roller Girls than from any other single website. Second place goes to www.jonabad.com
My website is not banned in China.
Shaun McQuaid really does know everything and JonAbad really did invent the pommel horse.
There are currently 1,698 posts and 9,731 comments.
The post with the most comments is wish corruption.
If you have any favorite posts from the past, throw a link up in the comments.
Happy Birthday MikeDiDonato.com!
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Happy Birthday, mikedidonato.com! Congratulations on your blogging success, Mike.
This has got to be my favorite post:
Happy Birthday Mike D’s website! Best website I read!
T5T turns 4 years old on Tuesday! (but, um, T5T has been in a coma pretty much since UUIG came around…)
This site has outlasted jonabad.com for daily postings, making it the longest i’ve read any single blog.
Well, he is a little bit more anal about posting than the rest of us combined…
I live vicariously through Miked’s reliable postings.
I like how #4 on searches for “Britney Gallivan” is considered a “major accomplishment” for your website, miked.
Maybe, to get her attention, we could sponsor her at some sort of paper-folding competition. We could pitch in a buck each, and raise, you know, maybe $17. Mike D has a screen printer. We could even make her a custom shirt.
Congrats Mike! This really is the best website on the internets. My favorite posts are the kung fu party tricks. I also agree that you should make a Britney Gallivan custom shirt.
Sorry, not meant as a slight on jonabad.com… just they were tied before.
Mike D. I’ve been reading this site for like 2 years now, and it’s improved wildly.
Best feature? MSPaint contests. In fact, anything that pushes you towards new MSPaint craziness levels () is just pure goodness for the rest of us normals.
Can’t believe you made it this far! I am still waiting for you to eat this website.
“The most common way random people find this site is from image searches for â€œcupcakeâ€ (thank you Roland)”
At last! I’m internet famous!
Happy website birthday Mike D. May there be many more years of videos of you doing crazy kung fu stuff.
Oh man, I am almost sure that ‘spelt vs. spelled’ was actually how I found this site and not the Fisher-based pseudonym finding.
Congratulations on three years of site-having!
Ha! I came up with the best Mike D feature!
I miss the shaun mcquaid column.
All of it.