Friday, January 1, 2010 - A Year in Review

I launched this blog on March 29, 2009 and thus far it has really been a labor of love for me. I enjoy the diverse writing I’m able to do (even thought I take shots about my haiku work), the platform it provides me to rant and vent, and the arena in which to mix it up with folks now and again (especially when it comes to our opinions on the esteemed Senator Al Franken).

Here are a couple of quick facts on the blog over the 2009 calendar year:
  • Total posts made were 192, with Politics being the majority topic, but with 30 widely aggregated topics being covered.
  • The blog has been visited by 2,552 visitors across 35 countries. The US makes up an obvious majority at 2,404 visits, but there are lots of surprises like Brazil (24 visits), Pakistan (3 visits), and Macedonia (1 visit).
  • The blog has also been visited by 47 states (including DC). Given the subject matter, Minnesota makes up the majority at 1,224 visits. There were also a good followings in California, Iowa, New York, North Carolina, Virginia, and Wisconsin. States without a visitor were Alaska, West Virginia, Alabama, and Maine. Yes, the site had visits from Hawaii (2 visits), Delaware (1 visit) and Rhode Island (1 visit) this past year.
  • 27% of site traffic has been generated by search engines, with Google driving a vast majority of those visits.
  • About 25% of site traffic came from links on other sites.
  • Visitors spent an average of 2 minutes and 24 seconds on the site per visit.
    Mac users represented 8% of site visits, and over 2% of visits came via the iPhone. One visitor came to the site via the Playstation 3.

It has been a really fun year in blogging, and I appreciate the feedback and support that I’ve received. I look forward to conversing with you all in 2010.

1 comment:

  1. Did Google Analytics tell you all THAT? Wow. Thanks for helping me sign up to keep track of my own (ahem) blog viewers.


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