I've been blogging for a little over 40 months. Sometimes it feels as if I just started...and other times it feels like forever. Typical.
I had pondered a year end blog, so I was looking at Google Analytics to see how this year compared to years past. I realized that it wasn't always this...easy. The first year I would be lucky to get 5 or 6 hundred a month. Why not illustrate with some pretty pictures?
Here's what it was like that first year, 2007.
126 in a week. Wow. Hard to believe...now.
A nice bump there, comparing the same time period in 2008.
Not the same week exactly.
Finally, 2010 vs 2007.
Here's a snapshot of the numbers comparing 2010 with 2007.
I probably could have downloaded all this data and made pretty tables for you, but I'm lazy. Screenshots will have to do.
As far as this year's numbers, I think I have my roommate John Piwowar to thank.
He occupies 4 of the top 30 slots including 2 in the top 10...
I don't like him. I have written 659 posts; in one year and 4 posts, he has managed to...well, best me. I owe him at least $0.40 and a punch in the kidney.
Ultimately the point of this post is for those of you who might have just started and are feeling a little blue that no one comes and visits. I don't know what the magic formula is, but I hope this gives you hope. Of course it's not all about page views...but it is nice that other people actually read what you write. I talk to myself, but I like humans too. So, hang in there kitty.