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My 2nd Blogiversary!

September 30, 2008

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).

For my first blogiversary I did a stratigraphic analysis of this blog. After all, a weblog is simply a website with dated posts in reverse-chronological order … youngest on top, oldest on bottom.

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!


9 Comments leave one →
  1. September 30, 2008 5:04 pm

    Holy crap! We’d have to make that graph a log scale for mine to visibly register! Nice work, spreading the word and all, even now with a real honest to god job and all. Woo-hoo, I lift a beer in your honor.

  2. September 30, 2008 5:17 pm

    When you say “(per # subscribers in GoogleReader)” do you mean the # to indicate “80”? That’s the number I see when I check your stats on my Google Reader subscription… a healthy number! Congratulations on two years… you do great work.

  3. September 30, 2008 5:53 pm

    Callan … yep, 80 is what I saw the other day. Thanks!

  4. September 30, 2008 5:54 pm

    Happy blogiversary!

  5. September 30, 2008 6:57 pm

    Congrats! And woo-hoo, indeed!

  6. September 30, 2008 7:36 pm

    happy anniversary

  7. October 1, 2008 8:47 pm

    keep writing! congratulations


  8. October 2, 2008 10:47 am

    Congrats, Romans. You prolific mofo.


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