This is my 100th post!
I realize that it may seem a bit hypocritical for me to be celebrating a milestone based on an activity metric, rather than an outcome one. As I pointed out in a post trying to define the mission and objectives for this blog, the quality of the posts are much more important to me than the quantity. Even so, I have been aiming for a new post every week so it’s some comfort that the 100th post comes ~120 weeks since I started this blog.
Actually, I’m more impressed by my longevity. Although I couldn’t find any statistics on how long blogs typically last, this Forrester Report suggests that most B2B bloggers give up quickly. You could come to a similar conclusion from this Business Week article which claims that the number of active blogs has peaked at 15.5 million despite thousands of new blogs added every month.
As time has gone on, this blog seems to have increased in popularity. According to the stats from wordpress.com:
Total views: 60,144
Average views per day:
2006 – 21
2007 – 64
2008 – 109
Busiest day: 392 views — Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Thanks to all of you that have stuck with me. In addition, many of you have helped me make this blog more interactive. So far, there have been 255 comments or more than 2.6 per post. In the future, I’ll discuss the pros and cons of using comments per post as a blog metric.
I’ve been somewhat surprised by the posts that have been read the most frequently. Not counting the Dilbert ones, the five most popular posts have been:
While they aren’t as popular, three other posts that are among my personal favorites are:
How about you? I’m interested in knowing which ones that you like best so please take this poll:
I’ll add the results to a comment in a few weeks but you can check the results in the meantime.
I don’t expect the next milestone post until I hit a total of 250. At this rate, that will be three years from now. See you then.