I’d have published this earlier, but my recent hospitalization has delayed a number of projects, both personal and professional.
It’s the start of a new year, which means that once again, it’s time for an article on the statistics for the two blogs I own:
- my personal blog, The Adventures of Accordion Guy in the 21st Century
- my technology blog, Global Nerdy
Here’s the StatCounter graph for visits to The Adventures of Accordion Guy in the 21st Century from January 1st, 2010 to December 1st, 2010:
Here are the year-end summary figures – not quite 2.5 million pageviews in 2010 (1.9 million uniques), with a daily average of about 6,600 pageviews a day (or about 5,200 uniques).
|2010 total||Daily average|
|First time visitors||1,789,299||4,902|
For comparison’s sake, here’s how Accordion Guy has been doing since I started measuring it in mid-2005. The blog itself has been around since November 2001 – that’s right, it turns ten years old this year!
2008 remains the biggest year by a couple hundred thousand, and that’s because it was a rather interesting year: I worked at three different places that year: Toronto’s worst-run startup, then b5media, then Microsoft. I got laid off and hired during the econopocalypse of 2008, and my getting hired by Microsoft, a very unexpected move, got a fair number of hits.
2011 should be an interesting year for the Accordion Guy blog, and hopefully, for you readers as well. I’ve already been hospitalized (a long blog post about that is coming soon), there’ve been some rather interesting changes in my personal life and I’m slated for some interesting travel soon. There should be stories aplenty!
Here’s the StatCounter graph for visits to Global Nerdy from January 1st, 2010 to December 1st, 2010:
Here are the year-end summary figures: just past 1.5 million pageviews in 2010 (1.2 million uniques), with a daily average of about 4,200 pageviews a day (or about 3,400 uniques).
|2010 total||Daily average|
|First time visitors||1,160,962||3,181|
Here are Global Nerdy’s year-by-year numbers since the blog was started in the summer of 2006.
Global Nerdy’s numbers for 2010 are roughly the same as 2009’s. Generally, when I write a tech article, I tend to post it to both Global Nerdy and Canadian Developer Connection, Microsoft Canada’s developer blog. When I announce a new article on Twitter, I provide the Canadian Developer Connection link first, because while Global Nerdy will make me a couple of bucks a day with AdSense, the performance of the Canadian Developer Connection blog is one of the ways my performance is measured at work.
There’s a lot going on this year at work in the tech world and at work, and as with Accordion Guy, 2011 should be interesting in Global Nerdy.