A Year of Blogging

Hey everyone! Another year has passed and it's now 4 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 and three 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, 2010 - Jul 1, 2011.

So catonmat had 1 million visitors during the last 12 months. That's 83,000 visitors per month or 2700 visitors per day. These visitors have generated 1.45 million page views, which is 120,000 page views per month, or 4000 page views per day. That's a lot less than the last year because I am now doing a startup and I don't have that much time to blog. I wrote just 16 posts last year, compared to 43 articles that I did two years ago.

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

Feedburner subscriber statistics for Jul 15, 2007 - Jul 1, 2011.

Last year I said, "if it keeps going the same way, I expect to have around 17,000 subscribers the next year." Well this didn't come true, and I have gotten only up to 13,500 subscribers. Still cool.

I am also up to 686 followers at GitHub and 1998 followers on Twitter. I didn't keep metrics of this last year and the year before but now I will. Now who's going to be my 700th follower on GitHub and who's going to be 2000th follower on twitter? :)

Next, top 10 countries my visitors came from,

Country statistics from Google Analytics for Jul 1, 2010 - Jul 1, 2011.

USA is #1 with 38% of the traffic, then India with 7.5%, then United Kingdom with 5.9%, then Canada with 4.6% and Germany with 4.3%. Poland, France, Australia, Russia and China take the bottom top 10 with less than 4.3%.

Since I wrote only 16 posts during the last year, I can list them all here, sorted by views:

Now let's have some 4 year birthday cake,

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


August 03, 2011, 20:20

Nice result - congratulations!

August 04, 2011, 17:45

Thank you!

Pierluigi Permalink
August 03, 2011, 20:21


August 04, 2011, 17:45

Thank you!

August 04, 2011, 00:50

Big congrats, Peter. I've been reading your posts for years now. I hope that knowledge sharing -- something you are so obviously good at -- continues to be a big part of what you do. :)

August 04, 2011, 17:46

Sure will!

August 04, 2011, 02:15

Congratulations :) May you have many more years to come

August 04, 2011, 17:46

100 more years!

August 04, 2011, 08:20

Wow, really nice numbers, good luck in next years.

August 04, 2011, 17:46


August 04, 2011, 17:48

Wow! Impressed by analytics' report. That's the dream of every blogger to have that much visitors. You are doing good. Congratulations!

August 04, 2011, 17:48


Mallesh Permalink
September 15, 2011, 13:20

Great Peter, Good numbers of Visitors, All the best for next year, Will cross double the tone.

September 24, 2011, 10:54

You are growing growing and growing.

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June 27, 2017, 07:11

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