I can hardly believe this blog turned five years old this month. It’s become such a part of me, I don’t even think about it. It’s been fun, actually. When I look back over the the last five years worth of posts, I can’t believe I had so much to say. I’ve written more than 300 posts totaling more than 107,000 words. Holy smokes, that’s a novel!
Most days the writing came easily, and I spent no more than an hour on each post. StatCounter is the statistical blog tracking service I use. Since that first year, there’s been a gratifying growth trend in visitors, although I think I average out at about 50-70 unique visitors per day. I’m not nearly as prolific as Chuck Wendig or John Scalzi, but I blog at a pace that’s comfortable for me. I try to write one post a week, but there are times when I admit, the time flies by between posts, and 8 or 9 days can go by before I get a chance to put something up.
In 2013, I switched from Blogger to WordPress for my blog platform, and although WordPress suits my needs very well, I still miss the flexibility I had with Blogger.
Five Years of Statistics