Friday, November 15, 2013

Happy 5th Birthday to my Blog!

It's been five years this month since I started this blog.  In the beginning, I focused strictly on etiquette...all about social and dining etiquette.  I covered every subject I could possibly think of.  Then somehow, I added my outfits...first showing photos of them on a mannequin, then photos of myself in my OOTD.  Then came posts about what my Yorkie Mlle. Coco Chanel was wearing and posts about entertaining, recipes, book reviews, shopping trips, tea reviews, gift ideas, et cetera.  Before I knew it, my subject matter was all over the place.

Looking back, I wish now that I had titled the blog "Miss Janice."  Since I am not teaching etiquette at the present time, the blog name probably confuses a lot of people.  I am in the process of trying to link up my parked website MissJanice.com to the blog.  {My late BF Teresa Jane designed everything and I'm lost without her technical support}.  Anyway, until I can get my sites together, I'll still be Etiquette With Miss Janice...and that's okay, because I'm not ruling out returning to teaching etiquette.

Writing blog posts is fun but can sometimes take a great deal of time.  I've always been surprised when a certain post gets a lot of hits--some of them unexpectedly so.  My Google analytics show that these are the top five posts which have received the most hits in the past five years: {beginning with #5}



This was such a fun post to write.  After reading the book "Bringing Home the Birkin" by Michael Tonello, I did a series of post about the elusive and sought-after Birkin here and here.  But this #5 favorite was about the celebrities who love their Birkins and the "Queen of Carrying Birkins" Victoria 'Posh' Beckham.  She is just so posh!


It's no shock to me that this post receives so many thousands of hits.  I receive so many e-mails about entertaining themes for golfing events and especially for the Masters Tournament.  This was one of my favorite tablescapes I ever created and my husband's friends loved it!  



I have to say that the number of hits this post receives is shocking to me.  I do love the show and had fun writing the post...just never knew it would be so popular.


I always thought this post would receive the most hits because it is my favorite tablescape ever!  I'm sad to say that I have found this photo on several websites with writers passing this tablescape off as their own!  Shame shame!


This post is all about Napkin Etiquette...and THE most popular post.

17 comments:

The Silver Bunny said...

Happy Birthday to your blog; je l'adore !

Leiah said...

I love your etiquette posts. In fact, I have a question for you. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, is there a specific place at the table where the hostess should sit? I've always thought the hostess should sit opposite her spouse and at the end closest to the kitchen, should she need to get something to accommodate a guest. I'm just wondering if there is a specific place and if so, have I been wrong all these years. Thank you and congratulations on five wonderful years!

Miss Janice said...

Leiah,
You are correct! The hostess should always be seated at the worst seat (near the kitchen or the one with a bad view).

Miss Janice said...

Merci!

Miss Janice said...

Merci!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Happiest blog birthday wishes, Miss Janice. I think I've read your blog since nearly day 1. Cheers to many more fun blogging years!!

KK

Rose said...

Thanks for writing such an awesome blog, I look forward to reading your posts and I value your opinions. Happy 5th Birthday!

Shelia said...

Congrats on your bloggaversary, Ms. Priss! :) I remember you teaching all the correct things about 'taking tea'. I've loved your blog from the beginning.
You are the prissy sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Gramspearls said...

Congratulations Miss Janice! I came in a little later, so I missed the "Mrs. Bucket' post. What a great laugh....we all have a little Mrs. Bucket in us and with some practice a good bit of Miss Janice, too. Many thanks for all you've taught and shared with us over the years. We are better for it!

Warmly, Kathleen

Farrah said...

Congratulations! I thoroughly enjoy
your posts. I look forward to reading your blog for many years to come!

Donna said...

Congratulations on your blog's fifth anniversary! I thoroughly enjoy all your posts and always learn something. You are a great inspiration for gracious living.

Maggie said...

Happy blog birthday! I hope that you have many more!

Maggie said...

Happy blog birthday! May you have many more!

Lori said...

Happy Birthday to your blog!! It has certainly been one of my most favorites over the years. Your blog has been a wealth of knowledge and information. I have learned so much from you and have enjoyed each post. Thank you and here's to many more!!

Miss Janice said...

Thanks Lori, Maggie, Donna, Farrah, Kathleen, Shelia, and KK!

Alison said...

Happy Fifth Blogaversary! I think you have a superb mix of topics and images. And by the way, I adore Patricia Routledge's character, Hyachinth Bucket. If you haven't seen it, I would recommend her other series, Hetty Wainthropp Investigates.

Ali x

Rose Chandler Johnson said...

Your blog is so much fun, and tres chic! Happy Birthday, congratulations, and many happy returns please. You do a beautiful job. I feel very blessed that you read and reviewed my devotional, God, Me, and Sweet Iced Tea, on this site. Thanks a million!