Today is the 1st Anniversary of The Best Club Penguin Tips! 300,000 views. 10,000 comments. 580 posts. My site has travelled a long way in a year. Let’s take a look back at all the good times we’ve had over the last year:
This was the day I started this blog. Click here to see my first ever post, just as I was coming to terms with how to use Wordpress. Back then, I didn’t know how to put pictures into posts, and my posts were very short- I had much to learn.
This was when I got my first membership. I got it just in time to buy the Christmas stuff before it was shut away for the year. Because I didn’t know how to post pictures back then, I never had any pictures of me as a non-member, except for this one:
This was the date of my first major site update. I updated the theme (to the Digg 3 theme which I still use today), added music and my original custom image header, which was a picture of my penguin’s face.
At this point I had just started to use pictures, and was coming up to my first 1,000 hits. Here is a Web Archive of the day, when I had just 818 views.
On this day I held my first party: my 1000 Hits Party! Here’s the invitation from it:
It was a great party! Here is a Slideshow of the pictures I took of it:
This was when I released my massive page network, Bodge Library, which many of you may remember- I only deleted it a few months ago when I did a page clearout. You can still find the many stories I wrote here.
This was the day that one of Club Penguin’s biggest updates ever (CPIP) went horribly wrong. I lost all my items: member, non-member, awards, colours and awards! I came very close to quitting that day- as I couldn’t bear to go through Club Penguin without all my items I’d been gathering for nearly a year. But, eventually, the items came back on 19th April.
This was my penguin’s 1st birthday. I celebrated with a party (three weeks later) and a penguin autobiography you can read here.
This was when I got suspended from posting on my site because of using too many tags. The ban would have been lifted sooner, but I was on holiday in Wales, and didn’t get back until the 31st, so really I’m not entirely sure how long the ban went on for.
This was the date of my first and only Club Penguin ban. Luckily it was only for 24 hours.
This was the day my site underwent some major changes to make it what it is today. I deleted 40 pages (yes, I know I had a lot), updated the sidebar with most of the current widgets, updated the blogroll and much more.
This was the date of my 100,000 Hits Party, which, in my opinion, was the best party I’ve held yet (although the 300,000 Hits/1 Year Anniversary Party last weekend was good). Here are some snapshots of the party:
My 300,000 Hits/1 Year Party was on this day (two days ago)! It was a great party (although it didn’t last long). Here are some snapshots:
So there we have it- one year of my site! It’s just flown by, hasn’t it? There’s just a few people I’d like to thank for such a great year:
- All the friends I’ve made throughout the year who have helped me so much
- The Club Penguin staff, for making Club Penguin so awesome
- And, of course, all my fans and visitors without whom this site would’ve even have got started.
What a great year! Comment below on which bits of the last year you found most memorable!
Until next time…
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