As we enter another NaBloPoMo - where I try to write a blog post each day in Novemeber - I thought I'd take a look back at how this blog has developed.
On Friday, October 30, 2009, I switched on WordPress statistics so I could get a better idea of what was popular on my site. My average traffic back then was 80 visits per day. Not bad for a backwater blog.
Since then, my writing has been getting better (I hope), my content has become more interesting, and I've had several stories which have spread far and wide.
The blog now gets ~600 visits per day.
What I find interesting is that it's some of the older posts which get the most regular traffic. This post about getting Android to run on Nokia phones is often in my "top ten" list - despite being published over three years ago.
May 12, 2012 was the busiest day with 17,186 views thanks to this article about the SIM-less Phone.
I'm not sure how accurate the stats are, but since they were set up (two years after this blog started) I've had 470,034 views in total.
So, my goal is to get to the half million mark. Hopefully by the end of NaBloPoMo or, more realistically, by the end of 2012.
Here we go!