100th Post! (With Bonus Stats)

December 10, 2007

Yep, you read that right:


Yay! Here’s to 100 posts on this blog and countless more hours spent carefully constructing text that virtually no one reads. That’s a lie, of course; to date I’ve had 24,084 hits — and that’s just since I moved to WordPress in July of last year.

All told, I’ve been blogging for 18 months, or 566 days, or 13584 hours, or 815040 minutes, or… you get the idea. In any case, that’s roughly 1.3 posts per week — not bad for an amateur!

Popularity-wise, How (Not) To Buy A Hang Drum has been far and away my most read post, with a staggering (for me anyway) 5,919 hits. Not surprisingly, most people find this blog by typing “hang drum” or similar into Google: the above post is actually on the first page of Google’s results for hang drum at the time of this writing.

I received 358 hits in a single day earlier this year, but most days I get a respectable 100-150. Hardly major league (or even Vauxhall Conference for that matter), but not bad for a non-specialist blog from a rank amateur. Of course, it’s not all about the traffic — well, actually, none of it’s about the traffic because I don’t have any ads on here, so I make absolutely no money — it’s all about the love baybee!

So here’s to another 100 posts. Goodness knows what I’ll write about, but lack of a topic or a marketing strategy hasn’t stopped me in the past!


3 Responses to “100th Post! (With Bonus Stats)”

  1. monster7of9 Says:

    If you want to increase more traffic, try leaving comments on other blogs or leave links back to your blog, which has helped me. I also got the WordPress for Dummies to help me out.

    Congrats on you achievement as I also new to blogging as well.

  2. skykid Says:

    Congrats for the new visitors . Sometimes I think that stats is not important – but I find myself looking and analyzing mine rather often. It is just useful to know how people have discovered your blog or what they read on it . Indeed what the previous commenter said is true – as it your comment on mine blog that made me read dig into your post – after its first discovery that is. Therefore posting relevant comments to other people blogs is bound to bring you more traffic . Also you can post as a guest author to some blog you like and have another blogger write a post for you.

  3. lostmoya Says:

    Thanks for the comments guys. To be honest, the stats were just a bit of fun. I like to check out how my blog is doing, but I don’t take it too seriously.

    In any case, I’ve added both of your blogs to my blogroll, and I’ll try to keep checking your stuff out on a regular basis!

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