Six Years of Blogging

It's been another year and this blog is now officially 8 years old. I got in 2005 but started blogging in 2007. When I started blogging all I had was this big dream to create a popular programming blog. I worked hard and now 8 years later my blog gets visited by over a million people. Hard work pays off and dreams come true.

In this post I'll quickly summarize this year's statistics. Here are links to previous years' stats: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 years of blogging.

Here's traffic statistics for Jul 2014 - Jul 2015:

Statcounter traffic statistics for Jul 1, 2014 - Jun 30, 2015.

Catonmat was visited 1.32 million times and had 1.69 million page views. Quick comparison between last and this year:

This year: 1,318,518 uniques. 1,690,927 page views.
Last year: 784,992 uniques. 1,376,933 page views.
Delta: +533,526 uniques. +313,994 page views.

I've written some great articles this year that explains +half a million uniques this year. The traffic spike in April happened because of my new article series about my favorite books. I've about 250 articles in drafts so stay tuned for even more interesting articles soon!

Subscriber statistics: At 20,316 (email+rss) subscribers. Last year 16,343. Delta +3,973. subscribe.

Github stats: At 1,900 followers this year. Last year 1,700. Delta +200. follow me.

Total articles written: 19. Top 10 most read articles:

My personal top 5 favorite articles:

Here are catonmat's goals for year 9:

  • Publish at least 10 parts of My Favorite Books.
  • Start a new article series about my favorite scientific papers.
  • Start a new article series about Linux networking.
  • Grow the blog to 1.5 million uniques, 2 million page views.

That's all folks! Now let's have some 8 year birthday cake,

And let's meet for cake next year again! See you!


Jay Crawford Permalink
July 24, 2015, 07:45

Congratulations, Peter. I admire your quality of work and commitment. Your posts are always very enlightening. Now get to work on those drafts! ;)

July 24, 2015, 13:12

Congratulations !!! Peter, hard works definitely pays off. Keep up writing good article, so that we can benefit from your experience. I love your favorite book series. By the way, I also blog @, let me know if you find it interesting.

July 24, 2015, 14:26

Congrats Peter ! I am sure CatOnMat is helping lot of people around the world ! #kudos

~ Jadu

July 24, 2015, 17:17

Congratulations! Catonmat is always a delight to visit. Keep up the good work.

July 26, 2015, 03:48

Thanks everyone!

Coder Permalink
July 29, 2015, 15:06

PS The cake is a lie!

Atinder Permalink
August 02, 2015, 18:54

Congrats Peter. Great to see the growth of catonmat. You really worked hard. keep up the good work. Cheers.

Arpit Permalink
June 27, 2017, 07:54

Congrats Peter!! It is an inspiration. I stumbled upon your blog sometime before and found it great.
I have been blogging at since more than 4 years now, I can definitely understand hard work you must have put in it.
Thanks for creating such a great blog.keep up the good work.

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