Sunday, January 3, 2010

2009 - In Review

Crazy year...but that seems to be the norm. Is crazy my normal? I wouldn't be suprised.

  • 289 - Number of posts this year.
    • 37 - September had the highest number of posts.
    • 18 - February - lowest
    • 24 - Average posts per month
    • 76 - Number of days not covered by a post. In reality though, there were numerous occasions where I posted 2 or more times.
  • 439 - Number of posts it took to get to the magical $100 mark with Google AdSense. I don't even want to do the math on that. BTW, I reached the $100 mark on December 28, 2009. Here's to perseverance.
  • 94,998 - Pageviews according to Google Analytics
  • 66,313 - Visits according to Google Analytics
  • 465,963 - Page Requests according to my web server (GoDaddy)
  • 1,015,934 - Server Requests according to my web server
I'm not sure what the disparity is between the web server stats and Google Analytics. I tend to put more faith into Google Analytics though. (Of course seeing that 1 million is cool, even if it is only server requests).

Pretty Pictures
Here's a screenshot from my Google Analytics July, I hit 5,000 Visits for the first time

july analytics

I'm still not real clear what happened here


That was a 2,000 visit jump. I originally thought it had to do with my shameless pining to go to OOW 09...but that was late August, early September.

And to give you an idea of the progression since I started


The 2,000 hit jump is much more dramatic in that picture.

Guest Authors

Back in July (well, technically in May), I opened up the blog to guest authors. Mainly I wanted to give people of all experiences an opportunity to try out their writing see if they would like it. I didn't exclude established bloggers though. Of the 5 who participated, 4 already had blogs and 1 had been considering it.
I know Ted's got one (almost) ready for posting and I'm trying to talk Jeff Haynes and Brad Tumy into doing guest spots as well.

Thanks to all of you who participated...I can't say that enough.

So I hope you enjoyed 2009 as much as I did. I'm not sure how long I can keep this's a lot of work. I think it's worth it though.


jpiwowar said...

Those are some nice numbers. :-)

Thanks again for the opportunity to share. Glad your EBS install efforts are getting some traction.

No worries on the T-shirt, though it would probably cost you less to send one to Vancouver than it would for me to mail one from Vancouver to, say, Toronto. Mail service is weird up here.

Hope you have a great 2010!

oraclenerd said...

I'm thrilled that all my pestering worked. :)

You should feel sorry for those poor souls I've yet to torture out there.

Kellyn Pedersen said...

Very cool! I have to admit, I was convinced and give total credit for finally getting me off my rear and writing a blog to Chet, but was completely surprised at the response.
I've been converted to a loyal blogger and have been very good to not mention names as to protect the innocent! Thanks Chet and good job and on a great year!! :)

oraclenerd said...


You have a journalism degree for crying out loud! You should be writing all the time. :)

I'm glad you have found blogging fun. I enjoy reading your take on things...more than anything, I like to see the approach people take. Don't get me wrong, I like the technical too...but I've said for years that the biggest jump in "learning" came when Mr. Kyte began to blog.