Two Year Anniversary of Blogging… sorta.
I was kind of hoping for a bit of fate, but it was a few days early.
June 9th, 2005 was the first “WordPress” blog entry and when I started blogging more frequently. Back then, most of my entries were personal, political, or random things that happened at work on in EQ2. Lately, now having a bit more focus and idea of what I want to blog about, I’ve blogged about mostly technical and development topics. All in all, it’s been great and met exactly why I started blogging—to provide others out there with some tidbit of information (given Google is doing it’s job) and provide me with a space to jot down thoughts, ideas, and processes so I don’t *cough* forget them *cough*.
But, in the past year or so, I’ve been shocked by the traffic. I realize it’s not much to a huge blogger, but the blog reached 20,000 hits mid-day yesterday. Here are the rest of the stats, as of right now:
Total Views: 20,095
Best Day Ever: 227
Views today: 97
Akismet has protected your site from 8,187 spam comments.
285 posts in 104 weeks puts it at about 3 posts per week; which, all things aside, seems like a lot to me. I do not plan to, however, face the same situation as Michael Howard did this past week—I prefer the mix of topics (because that’s who I am) and most likely the blog will never be dedicated to an exact topic. Tags and tag-specific RSS feeds can help those who don’t care about certain topics; past that, .
Finally, I want to thank those who read, have commented and emailed, and constantly remind me that this content is actually being read and used by individuals in the community—and to keep it up. That’s a huge motivator for me and I appreciate it.