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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!