2010: My Blog in Review

So in 2010 I finally did something that I have wanted to do pretty much ever since blogging became something that apparently everyone was doing…. I started a blog.

I’ve really enjoyed writing my blog, and its something I will continue to do. More for my own enjoyment and amusement than anything else, but Iover the past few months it has been amazing hearing feedback from old friends and new ones, and it seems that there actually is a little group of people out there who regularly pay me a visit here.

So this post is for you! I thought it might be interesting to review what happened on my Blog in 2010. Some of the facts and some thoughts of my own.

Its actually quite interesting, so here goes

1. How Many People

  • I had 10,124 views (not including this post) with the busiest day being 209 views on the October 27th 2010
  • October was the busiest month with a total of 2,052 views. The lowest was July with 381. However, I only posted twice in July so ho big surprise there
  • The average number of views per week was 42
  • I only had 105 comments, but many people commented on facebook or replied on twitter. I will try and be more controversial next year, I’d like to get some discussion going

So thats all nice. But how did people get to my blog?

2. Where people came from

  • 1,599 people found my blog through internet searches, which is around 16%
  • Interestingly, by far the most searched for term that brought people to my blog was ‘Dubai’ with 400 people coming to my blog as a result of this search. If you include related terms (e.g. Dubai Marina), then this goes up to 469. Interesting when you consider that only 4 of my posts were related to Dubai (one of them very loosely)
  • The weirdest search term was “Rio Prostitution”

Next, the battle of the social media platforms. One of the reasons I set this blog up was to play around with different social media. I use facebook, linkedin and twitter to tell people about my posts. And the winner is….

  • Facebook brought me 1,709 views
  • Linkedin brought me 545 views
  • twitter brought me 212 views

Even if you adjust the above my the number of friends / connections / followers I have on each of the above, facebook would still win (though by a much less significant margin), and twitter would do better than the above would imply.

Finally on the subject of traffic sources, I once added my URL to a comment I made on another persons blog. This ended up getting me 45 views. Thats quite a few.

Next, lets look at the actual posts and content.

3. What I Wrote About

I wrote 120 posts (including this one) with 392 tags and in 6 categories. Lets have a quick look at these.

The least viewed post was “the Patriot Ad” which was about Raytheon advertising missile systems on a website that shows live feed of the location of commercial jets

My favourite posts were the following:

  • Photos that my Grandpa Took” which is a selection of incredible photos that my grandfather took on a trip to the South of France in the 60’s
  • Christian’s vs People who like a Drink”  about a game of tit for tat advertising between the Church and the British Humanists Association; and
  • The Perfect Creative Brief” which is about the brief that the Rolling Stones wrote for their Sticky Finger’s album artwork (and Andy Warhol’s brilliant response)

And the post of which I am the most proud, not because of the post but because of the achievement that it contains, is “I Broke a World Record“my link to the video of me breaking a world record for the most number of alternate Eyebrow twitches in a minute.

See you next year, and seriously – if you do come here sometimes and read my blog, THANKS. I really do genuinely appreciate your support and interest.

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7 Comments on “2010: My Blog in Review”

  1. December 30, 2010 at 8:58 pm #

    Nice one, man. Keep it up!

  2. January 3, 2011 at 2:32 am #

    awesome blog, do you have twitter or facebook? i will bookmark this page thanks. lina holzbauer

  3. January 4, 2011 at 8:32 am #

    hello li tanto a tua página, estás a escrever muito bem!
    até a proxima

  4. January 9, 2011 at 5:04 am #

    Então como é? rediges temas extremamente engraçados no teu blogue….

  5. January 24, 2011 at 4:27 am #

    tudo bem, dei uma olhadela este espaço online e ponderei mesmo muito,penso que tás a informar muito bem!
    Continua com o a tua página!
    Ate a vista

  6. January 27, 2011 at 1:11 am #

    Hi. I wanted to drop you a quick note to express my thanks. I’ve been following your blog for a month or so and have picked up a ton of good information as well as enjoyed the way you’ve structured your site.


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