My 2nd Blogiversary!
Callan’s recent post about the results of his geoscience blogging survey reminded me that my second year of blogging was coming to a close … I nearly forgot!
It’s been two years (September 2006) since I started blogging. The first year was version 1.0 (called …Or Something) and hosted on Blogger (blogspot) … remember that? Then about a year ago I redesigned it, changed the name, bought my own domain, and switched software (from blogspot to wordpress).
This year, I don’t really have a detailed account of the last year of posts … but, what I do have are some visitor stats. I’ve been fortunate to have gained a lot of regular readers (per # subscribers in GoogleReader) as well as visitors from elsewhere on the internets.
The graph below shows monthly visitors for the past year.
This past month (September 2008) just barely beat out the previous winning month, July 2008, with 16,500 unique visitors! Note the dropoff in visitors in August … this is what happens when you stop blogging for a couple weeks.
A lot of these visitors are finding their way here via search engine terms searching for various things like “daisetta sinkhole”, “puerto rico trench”, “outer continental shelf”, “turbidites”, “sedimentary structures”, and “wheeler diagram”.
I doubt that most of these visitors stick around for the long haul … perhaps they find the nugget of information, image, or link they were looking for and move on. Those that have found me by random searches and are now regular readers, welcome!
And to my long-time regular readers, commenters, and fellow geobloggers — thanks for keeping me in your online reading routines!