Saturday, April 25, 2009

OWB is one year old!

When I started Obsessed with Bones, I never envisioned how much it would grow. I never envisioned anything, really, I was just looking for a hobby and a way to share my love of this great show.

1 year, 1200+ posts (and many thousands of comments - I don't even know!), a million page loads later...here we are!

For the first month last year, OWB got about 20 visitors a day. Now? This week it was more like 4,000 unique visitors a day. There are a lot of you lurkers out there!!

I am so happy all of you visit and enjoy the blog. I'm glad it has become a place where we can all discuss the show deeply and avoid many issues that other fan sites (for any TV show - I'm not singling out Bones sites) face and a lot of that has to do with how vigorously many of you defend what OWB has become.

In a lot of ways, just by virtue of it being a blog, it's a one-woman show. That has it's limitations. And, as my life gets more complicated (c'mon baby squint...anytime now...I promise I won't bite) I greatly appreciate how much many of you take on in the form of self-policing out of place spoilers and gossip, contributing links, and more. OWB has truly become a community, something I never dreamed of but thoroughly enjoy and appreciate.

Here's to the next year!

38 comments:

em-jay said...

Congratulations! And thank you for your work.

Melinda said...

Congratulations!!Thank You for all you do.It's great to have a place where everyone is just as excitied as I am about Bones and loves to talk about it.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm writing From Paris, FRANCE and I love Bones show too. I really appreciate regular news you give from my favorite show.
Perhaps, if you have time you can give a funniest look to your site !
In France, we have http://www.bones-online.com/ It's very good too.
Congratulations for your work !

Jane said...

Congratulations!!! This is a great site and thank you for bringing it to us! I don't know how you do it (I have problems keeping my own blog organised!) but I'm very glad this site is here for us Bones fans to enjoy!

Now you just have to get back to doing the episode reviews :P Tee hee hee!

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary Wendy! I only recently discovered Bones via the DVD's. I share your obsession. Thanks for adding to the enjoyment of this wonderful show!

Anonymous said...

hi! I'm writing from Italy! Congrats! Your work is very nice. If it wasn't for your blog, I wouldn't know how to go on! I'm just TOO obsessed! Again, congratulations for your work and remember that there are fans from all over the world that appreciate what you do!

Bonespedia said...

Hi, I'm Brazilian, from Rio de Janeiro. A long walk through it and your blog post that the Brazilian fans news and entertainment from BONES.

Your blog is a reference in the world of Bones! Congratulations for great success and more years to come!

Angela said...

Happy first birthday to this great blog!!!

Congratulations Wendy! and thanks for keeping it updated so constantly! I'm kind of a newbie here and it is awesome to have this place to talk and discuss this show with so many fans as obsessed with it as I am!
Thank you from Italy! Great job Wendy!!

Obsessed with Bones forever! :-D

PS: Come on little squint, we are waiting for you! :-)

Jenny said...

Congratulations!!! And thank you so much for doing such a great job here, Wendy!! I'm so glad, I found this site!!
Greetings from Germany :-)

Mickey said...

This time last year I'd barely even heard of Bones, though I had read a number of Kathy Reichs's books. Once a friend pointed out your blog to me it became my primary information source. And because you endeavor to keep it "spoiler safe" I have no need to go elsewhere. Congrats on a year from someone who lives at the other end of the state!

jenny said...

Congratulations Wendy!!! Well you deserve it all the way, you are doing a wonderful job!I really like the fact that you want so much to help the spoiler-free ones remain that way,without missing the non-spoiler news - Emily's last interview was the most recent example(although I read the spoilers,but I really appreciate what you do). OWB and ForensicMama's blog are my best sources when it comes to Bones - I didn't know what I'd do without you, being so far away! Here's to an even better second year!Love!
PS: Hello Jenny (above me) Greetings from Greece!Since we have the same name can you please keep writing it with a capital J so that we can distinguish from each other? :-) Thanks!

Alicia said...

Congrats Wendy, i really appreciate the great job your doing. I'm from Portugal and this is the only blog where a can read the news and discuss this show i love so much. THANK YOU

b said...

I was very glad the day I found this Blog. It's nice to know I'm not alone with my obsession. I never posted before, but I have been an avid and happy reader for months now. Wendy if it wasn't for you I would not know so much ( too much? ) about Bones...congratulations!!!
Now, my question is: the show is near the end of the season, what are we supposed to do for the whole summer????

Grissom's Girl said...

Many more will come. This is just the beginning.
Congrats, dear!

Laure-H. said...

Congrats Wendy!
Your blog made me realise that I'm not the only one completely obsessed with Bones! Well actually for some of us it seems worst!

Long live OWB!

Thanks from France!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! or Anniversary...which ever you are celebrating :)
--seeleybaby

Shep said...

Congrats Wendy! I would not be as obsessed if it weren't for this blog. I think I remember finding OWB just a few days after you began it and I visited occasionally. I recall seeing a post about Angel once, and then I felt I had to comment about DB's hotness. Now OWB is actually integrated into my daily routine and my friends think I'm a nut - they don't understand how I can be so completely engrossed in a few TV shows (namely Bones, Buffy and Angel. I realise there is a common theme...).

You've done an amazing job in keeping our Bones addiction well fed and I love your reviews. Everyone here is so friendly and I love the sort of small community that has built up.

Hope you, your husband and the baby squint are well.

Jeannie said...

Happy Anniversary, OWB! And thanks Wendy for doing such a great job for all of us. Whenever there has been a new episode the previous night, this is the first site I go to in the morning, and I'm throughly enjoying this community. Thanks everybody for contributing!

Anonymous said...

Wendy, as a typical "lurker," I just thought I'd come out of the woodwork to say... you are AMAZING. A baby on the way, and yet you still have time to make this site so awesome? Amazing. And what you do here, on this blog, for us fans -- it's simply incredible!

I can't thank you enough!! I love love LOVE this site, and I have NO IDEA what I'd do with out it!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS ON THE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!!!!!

CupcakeBean said...

Thank you Wendy for continuing to provide us with a place to meet other Bones fans. Your blog is by far the best place to keep up-to-date with everything Bones. I can't believe it's been a year since I've been obsessing right along with you. Congrats!

Danielle said...

Happy Birthday OWB! - and thank you Wendy for all your work keeping us updated. May you have an even bigger reason for congratulations soon!

Nighthawks said...

Delurking to say congrats and thanks for the blog! First thing I check in the morning, and last at night. Thank you!

dawnmei said...

You do a fantastic job, Wendy. Thank you for all you do to keep us excited about Bones. I'm also excited that your site's b-day is the same as mine! Although I'm not one. :)

Don't Call Me Bones! said...

Congratulations Wendy! I absolutely love coming here, and really appreciate the job you do! All the Bones news is fantastic. And thank you for providing a way to keep the episode going, with the post-ep discussions. As soon as each new episode is over, I come here for more fun! Congrats again, and best of luck to you! :)

Dani said...

Woot, Happy Bday OWB!!

Has been a great place to come visit daily for hits of the one and only show i watch on TV

Keep up the good job Wendy

Sammy said...

Wow! Happy Birthday OWB! Your blog is brilliant Wendy welldone!

Anonymous said...

Firstly I need to say...My name is Karyn and I am a 'Bonesaholic'! I have never been an obsessed fan of anything before....and with the help of OWB I am not TOTALLY addicted to Bones.
I love reading everyone's take on each episode... I love getting a different perspective on aspects of the show and how some viewers pick up things that I had soooooo overlooked!

So...from the 'Land Down Under' Congratulations and a BIG thanks on all your work!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Wendy!! I'm mexican and visit your blog every day. I want to thank you for all the effort and time you give to this site I love so much :)
Happy anniversary!!

Deepa Dev said...

Congratulations to OWB - on an important milestone..

Wendy, thank you so much for everything you do on this blog - I've been following it from the days it was obsessedwithbones.blogspot.com - OWB is not just a blog for me - its a habit! my day is totally incomplete if I don't visit OWB..

thank you for giving us Bones fans such a wonderful place to meet & discuss our fave show endlessly...

Keep up the good work & I hope both you & the baby squint are fine... hugs!

Anonymous said...

oooops typo....should read...
NOW totally addicted! Must remember to breathe when typing anything to do with Bones....
How can u NOT be addicted to OWB and Bones!!!!!

cordy said...

Happy Anniversary OWB and congrats Wendy! Thank you for all the effort you put in here to make it such a wonderful place for us obsessed Bones Fans, it's very much appreciated.

Petit Chat said...

Joyeux Anniversaire !!!

Choy said...

I, too, must add my heartiest congrats and thanks, Wendy, for providing so many of us across the globe this excellent forum/habit/space,etc. to feed our addiction to the show of our hearts.

I also started following your blog shortly after you began it after reading one of the reviews you had posted on another site. Your insight and love for writing really shone through (I'm also a writer so naturally love words and especially great writing about things I share a passion for such as Bones).

So, to echo the heartfelt comments here, thanks for making my daily online routine that much brighter as a result of OWB! Many blessings on the arrival of your little one and may he/she bring you much joy and further inspiration.

Canadian thanks from Hertfordshire, England!

luscious said...

Happy Birthday OWB. Thank you very much Wendy for all the work you put in on this site, I for one love it and enjoy interacting with others obsessed with bones. its great

Milky said...

I've visited this blog almost everyday, since I discovered it last August/Sept, I think... many days several times a day.

It certainly has become a must every time I connect.

It's a nice community, and an important place to get your Bones dose...

So yeah, here it is to OBW!!!

Thanks, Wendy, for making this possible... and thanks everyone for being around!

Tons of Bones love for everyone!

ForensicMama said...

Oh wow. I didn't realize you've only been running this blog for a year! YOu've done such a good and thorough job!

christinaof94 said...

I'm surprised it's only been a year - your blog is like, the center of Bones mania! Congrats, Wendy!

Anonymous said...

congrats! I've become as addicted to this blog as i am to bones.

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