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2017 End of Year Blog Statistics

Didn’t I just write the 2016 statistics post like…. last week? Another year has flown by and with it another year of attempting to prioritize my writing. I’ll be honest, I’m not optimistic about what I’m going to find when I compare 2017 to 2016. It was a year filled with a lot of change and opportunity so I’ll use that as my excuse as to why I didn’t write as much or as often as I had planned.

I was thinking though: every year I set a goal of writing more posts than the previous year, but that’s only 1 metric to go by. Most of my posts are very detailed and fleshed out. It’s nothing to write a post that’s 1000 words. I regularly eclipse 2000 words and have even hit 3000 words. Perhaps I should be thinking more about word count and not post count? Certainly a 2000 word post takes more effort than a 1000 word post. On the other hand, word count says nothing about quality and could easily lead to excessive wordiness and run-on posts just to tilt the metrics.

Enough musing. Let’s review the data! Continue reading 2017 End of Year Blog Statistics

2016 End of Year Blog Statistics

Happy New Year! I just realized the other day that this blog turned 5 years old in 2016. It’s been a lot of fun and has paid me back for my time in terms of building my brand and being a means to explore and learn new topics. I have plans to put more focus on my writing in 2017 and reduce the friction between starting with a blank page and hitting that “Publish” button.

Anyways! Here’s a look back at 2016 on packetmischief.ca. Continue reading 2016 End of Year Blog Statistics

2014 End of Year Blog Statistics

Although I wasn’t actively blogging this year, I’ve still been tracking views on the site and keeping an eye on number of visitors. I am looking forward to blogging again in 2015 so I wanted to collect the 2014 viewership statistics so I had something to compare to at the end of 2015.

Despite the lack of new content, I’m pretty happy that people are reading the existing articles and continue to post comments and email me questions. Please keep them coming!

Continue reading 2014 End of Year Blog Statistics

Will I Be Blogging Again?

Dan wrote in with a question:

Hey, I like your site as well… are you going to be doing any more posts? It just seems odd that your last blog post was the analyzation of the site and how it portends to your future work. anyway, good luck

I know it’s tacky to write a blog post about how you’re not writing enough blog posts… but here goes.

Yes, I will be blogging again. And I have lots of content ideas. And I’m actually itching to get back to writing. I’ve been working on something else for the past few months and I decided I couldn’t take that on and blog at the same time. So for now my writing is on hold, however I do see and respond to all comments in the articles and am reachable via email as well.

Thanks to everyone who reads and posts comments. I look forward to writing more posts in the new year!

2013 End of Year Blog Statistics

I debated whether to write an article like this. It seems to be the “in vogue” thing to do if you’re a blog author but I wasn’t inclined to do it until I started looking at the data (I heart data). When I started looking at the data, I saw not only number of visitors and so on to the blog, but a breakdown of browser versions and operating systems (thank you Google Analytics for the rich reports). As is often the case, your data set can tell you more than you initially bargained on. Continue reading 2013 End of Year Blog Statistics