Thursday, May 20, 2010

Reminder: 1000 post celebration

In case you missed it last week, where's the beef recently entered a new millennium, with the publication of our one-thousandth post. To mark the occasion, everyone is invited to join us for drinks, snacks and good-times at Grumpy's Green this Sunday from 3pm onwards.

As long-time readers will know, Cindy and I are both nerds and it is in that nerdy spirit that I offer up some blog-stats over our first 1000 posts.

Average posts per week: 5.15

% posts written by Cindy vs Michael: 69.5% vs 30.5%

Most popular restaurant review: Gujju's Cafe

Most popular recipe: Vegan sausage rolls

Most commented-on post: Soy bombs

First commenter: My uncle Lee

First unknown commenter: Mellie from tummyrumbles

First blog to link to us: tummyrumbles

Blogs that send us the most traffic: tummyrumbles & melbourne gastronome

Common search terms (ignoring 'where's the beef' related searches): trippy taco, piedemontes, difference between wonton and gow gee wrappers, baba restaurant brunswick

Most frequent commenter: While we can't measure this directly, we can say with some confidence that it's Johanna of Green Gourmet Giraffe


  1. Oooh! Happy to hear I've been sending lots of traffic your way. :)

    Congratulations on the milestone, and YES those soy bombs deserve every single comment!

  2. hurrah I made it to the nerd list - love these lists and feel I now have a reputation to defend with my frequent comments!

  3. Great to see an excellent Melbourne vegan blog, with restaurant reviews!

    I've linked to you guys on my blog (, you don't have to link back to me, but it would be awesome if you decided to :)

  4. Wow that is a great achievement. Hope for 1000 more.

  5. Totally bummed I can't make your celebratory drinks as I have to fly up to Canberra for work that afternoon :-(

    But there is every reason to celebrate, as you are most certainly one of the best blogs out there (...and one of my personal favourites too!).

    So have a drink or three for me, and here's to 1000 posts!

    PS. Gee..we've certainly had a long online relationship, huh? We're almost family :-)

  6. Thanks, Claire! We appreciate the link love. ;-)

    Johanna, we'd be very happy to have you visit as often in our second millennium. :-D

    Hi Kate! Thanks for the link. We've got you in our Melbourne blog list, so you'll get a link up top whenever you make a new post. :-) And just to clarify - we are vegetarian, not entirely vegan.

    Thanks, Mark!

    Thanks for the kind words, Mellie! We appreciate your support and have thoroughly enjoyed seeing your blog evolve over these past 4 (!) years.

  7. Hey guys, so sorry we didn't make it - our first day of looking after a 3 year old wiped us out! Hope you had a fantastic time and congrats again, xR

  8. Happy 1000th post! What a milestone indeed. Congrats and keep up the great blogging.

  9. i love your new "tweaks," especially the illustrations! i've always admired how your blog is so easy to navigate through. you make every post so enjoyable to read, keep them coming! :)

  10. No worries, Miss T! Hope you were having fun pre-wipe-out too. :-)

    Thanks, Adrian!

    Thank you, Saucy Thyme! There could well be another 1000 posts in us. :-D

  11. wow congrats on your 100th post! :O)

  12. Congrats on reaching the thousand! Hope you guys don't stop any time soon :)

  13. Betty and Anna - thank you. :-)