2009-01-24

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Friday was my Blogaversary.

Three years ago, on 2006-01-23, I opened Cromely's world with this post. In it, I set down certain rules I would follow on this blog and I've stuck with them fairly well.

I also set a goal or writing at least 5 times a week, which is roughly 260 posts a year.

2006: 347
2007: 317
2008: 304

While I am well above my goal, my posts/year has been coming down. I'm okay with that because (at least in my mind) they are getting better.

This has been a huge year for growth. Most of that is due to the great bloggers on Entrecard, the great bloggers who recently left Entrecard, and the bloggers from elsewhere who have taken an interest in this site.

Cromely's World by the numbers:

  • Total visitors: 116,231
  • Total posts: 990
  • Total Book Reviews: 39
  • Number of people who have read one of my book reviews all the way to the end: 7 (I'm being optimistic)
  • Google Page Rank: 3
  • Placement on Google when you search for "Turkey Butt": 3
  • Number of blogs in the feed on my sidebar: 20
  • Number that update often: 6
  • Number of typos: 6,934,926

I'm quite pleased with this project. I guess after three years, I should be. But what's in store for the next 365 days?

First, I plan to switch my posting schedule from a minimum of 5 out of every 7 days to exactly 5 out of 7 days. Hopefully this will mean stronger content.

My other goal for this year is to do a better job responding to my comments. I do appreciate the valuable comments my readers leave, and I've treated posts as monologues too much, and not at tools for beginning discussion.

I hope to minimize the typos this year. That's tougher because they're invisible to me for 24 hours.

It's been an exciting year, and it looks like things are going to go up from there.

Thank you to everyone who visits Cromely's World. Your time/attention is one of the most valuable things you have. I am grateful that you share it with me.

You can find previous Blogaversary posts here:

2006-01-23: Cromely's World Launched
2007-01-24: 371 -- First Blogaversary
2008-01-24: 685 -- Second Blogaversary

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8 comments:

Daisy said...

Happy Blogaversary to you!

storybeader said...

what great statistics!
Happy anniversary!

Ken said...

Congratulations. Likewise, great stats! Something to emulate. I also just had my blogosary last week!

feefifoto said...

Wait, 6,934,926 typos? Is that a ballpark estimate or have you really revisted and counted every one of them? That's kind of impressive -- might be a world record. Have you checked with Guinness?

Happy anniversary and congratulations on maintaining your high and consistent standard of writing.

EastCoastLife said...

Congrats! Happy anniversary!!
Wow. You set goals for your blog. I would have to do that too, it's great stats to have.

Alyce said...

Happy Blogiversary!

Cromely said...

@Daisy Thanks. But the opposable thumbs make it easier. I don't know how you and Harley do it everyday.

@storybear Thanks. I've gotten hooked on the stats. It's like a drug.

@Ken Thanks. I'll have to post my process one of the these days. Entrecard helps drive the numbers but there is no room for coasting.

@feefifoto Well, maybe that's not an exact count.There's probably a margin of error of 10 typos either way. I got confused when I reach 4.7 million.

@EastCoastLife Thanks. The goals are what keeps me doing it. If I don't set the targets then too much other life stuff will get in the way. Then I'll go longer and longer between posts, each post will begin with "I'm sorry I haven't posted in a week/month/year," and the blog would eventually die off like my Hydrangea. Of course that died for different reasons, but still...

@Alyce Thanks.

Kirsten said...

Congrats on your third blogaversary!