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Discussion on: What are your blogging stats?

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Ryan • Edited on

I've been blogging on 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
  2. 2 - 3 hours, +/- research.
  3. 1682 views, 93 reactions
  4. on 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)[]. 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. 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 API and back up everything - at least on my Github and then think about crossposting.