A look back at 201731 Dec 2017 - 483 words
I’ve now been blogging consistently for over 2 years (~2 times per/month) and I decided it was time for my first ‘retrospective’ post.
Firstly, lets looks at my Google Analytics stats for 2017, showing Page Views and Sessions:
Which clearly shows that I took a bit of a break during the summer! But I still managed over 800K page views, mostly because I was fortunate enough to end up on the front page of HackerNews a few times!
As a comparison, here’s what ‘2017 v 2016’ looks like:
This is cool because it shows that more people read by blog posts in 2017 than in 2016, which is a nice trend (but I have no idea if it will continue in 2018?!)
Most Read Posts
Next, here are my top 10 most read posts. Surprising enough my most read post was literally just a list with 68 entries in it!!
I was going to do a write-up on where/how I get my blog traffic, but instead I’d encourage you to read 6 Years of Thoughts on Programming by Henrik Warne as his experience exactly matches mine. But in summary, getting onto the front-page of HackerNews drives a lot of traffic to your site/blog.
Finally, a big thanks to everyone who has read, commented on or shared my blogs posts, it means a lot!!