A Year of Blogging

Hi all. It's been a year since I have been blogging here! In this post I want to share my blog statistics with you.

During this year (July 14, 2007 - July 20, 2008) I managed to write 58 posts, which received 808 comments. Based on statistics from Statcounter and Google Analytics, these posts received 574,874 views by 424,292 unique visitors.

Here is a Google Analytics graph showing monthly page views for this period (click for a larger version):

catonmat.net page views graph (small)

Here are the top 5 countries my blog readers came from:

  • United States (195,076 visitors)
  • United Kingdom (25,988 visitors)
  • Canda (25,335 visitors)
  • India (13,753 visitors)
  • Germany (13,670 visitors)

Not surprisingly, the top 5 referring sites were all social media and bookmarking sites:

From all the visitors 48,386 went to my site directly and 82,502 were sent here by my darling Google.

During the first year, approximately 1000 people subscribed to my blog. Here is the Feedburner subscriber graph for the year:

feedburner statistics for one year of blogging

If you are interested in my blog, you may subscribe here: catonmat rss feed.

According to Technorati, my blog has received 476 blog reactions and ranks 29,521-st out of 112.8 million blogs!

Many of my posts have been submitted to Reddit, Digg and have been Stumbled. Here are the top 5 most visited posts:

Some of my how-to posts came with downloadable cheat sheets. Here are the top 5 cheat sheets:

During the last year I also did several web projects. As I was busy with physics studies, I created only four web projects (all of these projects are open source):

In March 2008 I started posting geek music on Fridays. Here are the top 5 geek songs:

I am satisfied with where this blog is heading. I'd like to thank all my fans and all the visitors who regularly return to the site!

To make things more challenging, I am setting myself a goal of reaching 5000 subscribers by the end of the next year of blogging (July 2009)! I know that this is very ambitious goal but I am ready to take the challenge!

birthday portal cake


July 22, 2008, 05:50

Congrats man, been enjoying your blog.

July 22, 2008, 06:42

That's a great post with much details and an influence to others. Keep up the good work.

July 22, 2008, 07:00

cool man. thanks for sharing the stats. my blog's about a year old too but is way behind in traffic. i'll have to pick it up this month :)

Shuro Permalink
July 22, 2008, 10:46

A nice Blog ^^
Loved the Screen VT100/ANSI Terminal Emulator Sheet.

Greetings from Germany,


July 22, 2008, 10:46

Congratulations Peter.
I thoroughly enjoy and regularly visit your blog.
All the best.

July 22, 2008, 12:53

how time flys

July 22, 2008, 19:02

Hey that's such a great achievement dear, very good work done. Bravo.

//Jadu, India, http://unstableme.blogspot.com/

kidijs Permalink
July 22, 2008, 20:55

Es nesaprotu, kā es tikko atradu tavu blogu, bet nu labi. Sveicieni no tēvzemes :P

July 23, 2008, 11:23

Congrats Peter,

Great to see the progress. Wish you lucks all what is going to come. happy blogging!!
I am also trying to catch up traffic on mine..!!

Roman Permalink
July 24, 2008, 22:24

The cake is... familiar. ;=]

Toup Permalink
July 25, 2008, 11:57

Only took me a year to discover this neat blog. Grats on your achievements, Thanks for your contents, and good luck for the year to come :)

I guess you're now 1 subscriber closer of your 5k subs mark :p

July 27, 2008, 21:12

Hi bro, nice to see your movement and thanks for sharing it. It really boosted my spirits. I just started blogging a month back and now running 3 active blogs. http://deccantimes.blogspot.com is meant only for Indian readers. Can you suggest something looking at it and tell if i can do well with it?

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