Tag Archives: Wordpress

Still Just a Young Thing…

According to the notification I got from WordPress this morning, today is my seventh anniversary of using the service. I didn’t realise it had been so long. Before I started on here I ran a blog with Blogger for several years – a service which is still going today, but one that I felt I had outgrown. Looking back, I guess I don’t do anything here that I wasn’t doing over there, but the functionality of WordPress suits my needs a little better.

In seven years I have made 356 posts, which is an average of about one a week. I have had over 19,000 views, which is made up of 6,500 different visitors. And I have (at the time of writing this) 134 followers. Now, how many of those actually check this place out when I post something is unknown, but it’s nice to have an audience of any size.

The numbers are not a lot by any measure, except perhaps the measure of someone who hasn’t been paying too much attention to that kind of thing. The narcissist in me would like more traffic on these pages, but at the same time I understand that only happens if I post things that others are interested in reading. That part is on me.

Anyway, happy seventh birthday to me. Here’s to making this next year a great one.

It’s Just a Number…

This website has recently passed ten thousand views. I’ve been here for two and a half years so while it’s not a particularly fantastic number, I took the opportunity to look at the breakdown of those numbers by country. Here are a few of the interesting ones:

  • UK – 7,200
  • USA – 1,100
  • Australia – 340
  • China – 1

No, that last one is not a mistype. Access to WordPress is banned in China – mainland China, that is – so either there’s one guy from Hong Kong who stumbled across the site or, the much  more interesting theory… some mysterious internet ninja managed to bypass all the communist security just so that he could view my site.

Nice one.