A Year of Blogging

Hey everyone! Another year has passed and it's now 5 years since I've been blogging here on catonmat! In this post I wish to summarize this year's statistics.

See the one year of blogging, two years of blogging, three years of blogging, and four years of blogging for the previous year statistics.

Let's start this year's stats with traffic:

Traffic statistics from Google Analytics for Jul 1, 2011 - Jul 1, 2012.

This year: 988,295 uniques. 1,374,228 visits. 1,940,530 page views.
Last year: unknown uniques. 1,014,765 visits. 1,453,557 page views.
Delta: +350,000 visits, +490,000 page views.

Here is Feedburner statistics. I used my Feedburner graph generator to produce it.

Feedburner statistics Jul 1, 2011 - Jul 1, 2012.

At 14,362 rss subscribers this year. Last year 13,500. Delta +862. subscribe.

Github stats: At 1070 followers this year. Last year 686. Delta +385. follow me.
Twitter stats: At 3093 followers this year. Last year 1998. Delta +1095. follow me.

Total articles written: 41. Top 15 articles by views:

My top 5 favorite articles:

During this year I made 10 announcements:

And I wrote 3 e-books:

That's all folks! Now let's have some 5 year birthday cake,

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


July 14, 2012, 23:46

Congratulations. Wish I could say I've been following you for the past five years (more like the past one), but at least I can hope I'll still be able to follow for the next five.

July 14, 2012, 23:58

Thanks man!

Ashish Sharma Permalink
July 15, 2012, 02:24

I never read blogs on a regular basis. But when i read a post on awk last year, Instant fan!!I think if you keep writing like this, we will have another andrew s tanenbaum from netherlands

July 15, 2012, 17:00

Thank you!

AshoK Permalink
July 15, 2012, 10:59

Congratulations! You inspire many. Keep Writing.. always...

July 15, 2012, 17:00

Thank you!

July 15, 2012, 13:13

Peter, its always pleasure to read your posts. Like every year I do, congrats on this 5th yr of catonmat and I am sure this tech world will learn a lot from you through catonmat. Your contribution is amazing. All my good wishes. //Jadu, India

July 15, 2012, 17:00

Thank you!

July 15, 2012, 18:18

Thanks for everything I learned from you =)

July 16, 2012, 16:40

You're welcome!

July 16, 2012, 06:53

thanks Peter for your gr8 blog. keep the good work.
good luck for many years to come.

July 16, 2012, 16:40


Gaurav Permalink
July 16, 2012, 15:03

Many many congratulation buddy u have really made a difference in field of learning unix for beginners ......

July 16, 2012, 16:40

Thank you!

Walker Williams Permalink
July 18, 2012, 16:28

Congrats on the success!

July 18, 2012, 18:32

Thanks man!!

charith Permalink
July 20, 2012, 03:41

Congrats and Thank you

amitrane Permalink
July 21, 2012, 19:43

Thank u sir ! Be it awk, sed, perl or bit hacks , its your blog that I always check out first ! Please carry on. Cant wait to celebrate your 50 years of blogging !

July 25, 2012, 16:16

I intended to compose you alone a bit of note in order to give many thanks again about the amazing advice you’ve contributed above.I have shared your personal experiences that's highly recommended.

nestorw Permalink
October 30, 2012, 07:40

This is one the best blogs i have come across.

ashwin Permalink
January 10, 2013, 10:07

I might be digging a old article. But can you provide stats like browser vice visitor breakdown , OS vice and region vice.

January 14, 2013, 23:20

Thanks for the request. I'll do it for 6 years of blogging stats. (That is in July this year.)

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