About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

This blog was created to answer frequently asked questions & to share nature stories and photographs.
To contribute, email me at bloubird@gmail.com.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Happy Blog Anniversary to me: A look back over the last year

Four years ago today I started to blog about common questions people were asking at our Wild Birds Unlimited store.

I'm still answering questions, now more than ever. With over 630 Likes on Facebook and 3200 followers Twitter, the blog's readership continues to grow!
According to Blogger's statistics page of the Wild Birds Unlimited Mid-Michigan blog:

-There have been over 300,000 visits to the blog in the last year.
-87% of the readers live in the US, and the rest live in other countries.
-20% of US readers live in Michigan

I thought it would be fun to look back and see what people were reading.

The following is a list of the top 15 most read posts from this year. Click on the title to read the full post:

  1. Why feed birds in the fall 
  2. The best bee-proof hummingbird feeder 
  3. Why the color on a hummingbirds’ throat flashes  
  4. Why robins are called Robin Redbreast 
  5. There’s more to a jay than any other creature 
  6. Do turkeys eat ticks or carry ticks? 
  7. How birds color their eggs naturally 
  8. Do birds have belly buttons? 
  9. Wild Birds Unlimited has Gifts Made in the USA 
  10. Bird Guilds: How different birds band together to survive   
  11. If birds were in the summer Olympics  
  12. Why do some birds flock and others remain solitary?  
  13. Not a Shy Bird: How the Black-capped Chickadee Communicates  
  14. What are the different types of cardinal birds?  
  15. Why should we care about birds?
I appreciate all the questions and kind feedback. If you need information or would like to share a story or photo you can email me at bloubird@gmail.com. I answer emails as soon as I can and then post my responses in the blog eventually. I try to space the posts out evenly over the month. 

Or you can come in to the stores. I'm usually at the Wild Birds Unlimited store in East Lansing, Michigan.

It's never a bother to answer questions. At Wild Birds Unlimited, we strive to offer the best customer service, top quality seed, feeders, and information to make sure you have the best backyard bird feeding experience possible. 

Thank you for supporting our local business,

Store location:
Wild Birds Unlimited
2200 Coolidge Rd. Ste.17
East Lansing, MI 48823

E-mail:    bloubird@gmail.com
Website: http://lansing.wbu.com/
Blog:       http://lansingwbu.blogspot.com/
Twitter:    http://twitter.com/birdsunlimited
Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/lansingwbu


Kim Mi said...

I live in Grand Rapids and while I have not yet been able to visit your store, I often visit your blog. I love it! I love getting the information and it really has only increased my interest in birding and enjoying feeding birds in my backyard. I wish my local WBU blogged like you did or that your location was closer because it has made me go into my local store and buy new things. Birds and WBU everywhere are benefitting from your blog!

Happy blog anniversary!

Wild Birds Unlimited Mid-Michigan said...

Thank you for taking the time to write such nice comments!

Most of the blog is done with the help of customers' questions, comments, observations, and photos.

And I want to thank everyone for contributing to make the blog a success in my eyes.