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Turning 50K

June 29, 2011


Rancho Reubidoux turned a big corner today by having its 50,000th hit! Thanks go out to all RR readers for making this such a fun and rewarding endeavor. Lately, we’ve been picked up by more and more garden and design blogs and the stats have been through the roof … er, at least through the roof for some guy out in Riverside who likes succulents and tends to overshare about his other varied, sometimes random, interests. It’s always interesting to see which posts will be gobbled up by readers, so here’re the current all-time top five posts; click on their titles to view them if you haven’t already:

1. Vinyl Revamp (Last April’s how-to post showing how to paint vinyl-upholstered furniture; picked up by Apartment Therapy most recently, and, as of today, has been read by almost 3,000 people!)

2. Book Report: Succulent Container Gardens (Book review of Debra Lee Baldwin’s inspiring and beautiful idea book; 1350 hits so far.)

3. Visiting the Maya Garden (The Maya family’s local garden has been viewed by more than 750 readers, thanks mostly to a very eye-catching lady)

4. Walking Tour: Jurupa Dinosaurs (The Jurupa Mountain Cultural Center’s gigantic folk-art dinosaurs are eye candy to 715 readers)

5. Line, Light, Movement (605 readers find my write-up and pictures of a local mall’s bamboo skeletal tunnel fascinating … who knew?!)

Thanks again, everyone, for your continued feedback, comments, encouragement and support. To celebrate I’ve updated the RR header to better represent what we’ve become; when I created the first header I still wasn’t sure what-all I’d be blogging about, so this is more representative. I really appreciate you all and plan to offer more everything … including the awesome RR RUST+SUCS Garden Sale in a couple months. Stand by, y’all!

11 Comments leave one →
  1. Guida Quon permalink
    June 29, 2011 4:32 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS….I enjoy you very much. Your many photos make a difference too.

    • reubix1 permalink*
      June 30, 2011 4:01 am

      Thanks, Miss Guida… always nice to see you! I forgot to ask: how’d your Santa Ana garden tour go?

  2. June 29, 2011 6:27 pm

    Your painted vinyl sofas are amazing! I found your blog through my husband, the gardener, now I’m addicted as well!

    • reubix1 permalink*
      June 29, 2011 6:30 pm

      Ah, we like your kind of addiction here … Thanks for commenting, and welcome!

  3. June 30, 2011 2:20 am

    Reuben, it’s been pure pleasure reading your blog. Riverside finally has some contour to me now that I know you and Paul are out there! Love the new masthead.

    • reubix1 permalink*
      June 30, 2011 2:52 am

      Thanks, Denise… needless to say meeting bloggers like yourself, Dustin, and so many others has been an unexpected high point …

  4. mattisalomaki permalink
    June 30, 2011 4:02 am

    Heck Yeah Reubidoux! We love you here in No Cal. Congrads on your milestone. Seriously look forward to your next 50K of posts. Matti

  5. reubix1 permalink*
    June 30, 2011 4:14 am

    Hey, Matti, meeting you and Megan online has been a milestone for me, too!

  6. Mrs. Monstera permalink
    June 30, 2011 6:35 am

    Congratulations! Love the new design.

    • reubix1 permalink*
      June 30, 2011 12:07 pm

      Thanks for being a faithful reader and delightful presence ; )

      • Mrs. Monstera permalink
        June 30, 2011 3:38 pm

        It has been my pleasure. 🙂

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