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My first two posts on this blog were published a year ago today. I posted about learning through blogging last week, but I want to look at some more of the stats. If you’re not interested in my self-indulgent meta-analysis and navel-gazing, go ahead and skip this post.

  • Total number of posts: 284 (counting this one)
  • Number of non-bookmark posts: 90
  • Number of comments: 254
  • Top categories (excluding bookmarks):
    • E-learning (31)
    • Instructional Design (29)
    • Blogging (28)
    • Lifelong Learning (26)
    • Read/Write Web (22)
  • Number of views: over 16,000
  • Subscribers: around 150

Obviously, I’m not breaking any records with my statistics and number of readers. I wasn’t sure when I started whether I’d ever have more than a handful of readers, so I’ve been pleasantly surprised by my numbers. It took me over three months to get that first 1000 views, so I certainly spent my time preaching to empty pews. I’m thrilled with the number of comments I have–almost one for every post. Especially when you look at how many of my posts are just linkblogging, which doesn’t usually inspire much discussion, the number of comments feels like a more meaningful statistic to me than just the number of views or subscribers.

If you’d asked me a year ago what topics I thought I would write about the most, I doubt I would have put lifelong learning in my top five. I guess it just feels like a natural topic to write about here though, as this blog is certainly a lifelong learning tool for me.

Looking forward to another year ahead!

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4 thoughts on “One Year of Blogging

  1. It is hard to keep that momentum going all the time. I’ve certainly had some lulls in my writing over the last year, and I’m sure I’ll have more in 2008. Blogging is a long-term commitment though.

    Thanks for the kind words.

  2. Congrats. One year of blogging and you are still going strong. I know a lot of people that started blogging with a ferver and then lose their momentum until they just stop. Committing to something for a long term is hard. I envy you. Congrats.

  3. Congratulations on such a worthy milestone! I’ve certainly enjoyed learning from you and with you over the past year.

    Happy New Year!

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