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Ryan • Edited on

I've been blogging on ohryan.ca for nearly 15 years and other platforms before that. My blog predates twitter so many of my early posts are very short, essentially things I would tweet these days.

For past few year, I've been spending more time writing longer blog posts. I don't pay a lot of attention to stats. I write blog posts because I enjoy the process of writing them. My audience is a handful of friend who I spam with my posts everytime I put one up :D

  1. 2000 - 3000 unique visitors per month according to google analytics on the blog. 413 on dev.to.
  2. 2 - 3 hours, +/- research.
  3. 1682 views, 93 reactions
  4. on dev.to: This post on SQRL. On my blog: As an SEO experiement, (I wrote this post in 2008 about a how terrible Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons is)[ohryan.ca/2008/08/27/5-reasons-tim...]. It has been highly successful and still gets a few new comments almost every week.
  5. All of them!

As an aside, I'd like to encourage everyone to post on a platform you own. dev.to might not be around forever. Or it might not be free forever. My blogging history spans a graveyard of dead (or mostly dead) platforms. If you're a developer, fire up a WordPress blog and cross-post content here. It's important to own your on shit!

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Davide de Paolis Author

true. In 20 years I had around 4-5 different blogs on different platforms.. and for the older posts, I must have just some .txt file saved somewhere in an old drive... :-)
I should really have a look at the dev.to API and back up everything - at least on my Github and then think about crossposting.