Archive for January, 2011

08
Jan
11

A lot of projects, A little time…

Lately, all over WordPress, there are these nice identical summaries of the most successful posts for 2010, which the helper monkeys were kind enough to send each blog owner. Don’t get me wrong, I like this idea and I implemented it on this blog too. It is a good chance to browse through your old posts, check the statistics and get a general idea about where you’re heading.

What I came to realize, is that I do not post often. Not as often as I would consider ideal at least. According to every pro writing tip out there, keeping a steady flow of new material, is one of the key points that will determine the success of your blog. Not the only one, not even the most important one, but a key point none the less. As you probably noticed, I don’t do that. Before you classify this as another “I wish I wrote more often whining“, let me say that the one and only reason I am not a more frequent writer, is because I am.

See, for the past few years, I’ve been a regular author at a Greek comic site, Comicdom, where (you guessed it) I write posts about comics. This blog on the other side, has seen a couple of reboots and the last time this happened, I decided I wanted to keep it a bit more “technical” and talk about my various encounters with technology and those weird machines called “computers”. I sometimes do write about other things, sure, but I would like to stay on the “information highway” for the most part.

Last time I saw WordPress’ editor, I was writing about a VIA Epia and my plans for it. I said, I wanted to set it up as a torrent client and an FTP server and I would post more on the subject. Well, I did set up an FTP Server and I did document the procedure, but I chose to do it on Instructables instead of here. I apologize for referring you to another site, but I have my reasons. You see I’ve been a member on Instructables, which I think is a wonderful site, all this time, I have borrowed ideas and techniques from other members and have not contributed even the slightest to the community. At least, I am proud for dealing with a subject not already covered, and for writing a detailed How-To and it has a good 400 views so far, so I guess I was a bit helpful to someone.

I wanted to post this here too, so there would be a conclusion to the previous post and keep things tidy in my head. I even got to setting up rtottent (a command line torrent client), but I really don’t think that this is something post-worthy.

Right now, there are a number of things waiting to happen, I don’t know how many (or if any) will be realized, therefore I will not make any announcements what so ever. Just like the title says: Little time..

02
Jan
11

That’s what the monkey said

Since the helper monkeys were kind enough to send me my annual stats, I thought I’d post them here. I know I haven’t posted anything for a long time, so an auto-post is a little bit like cheating, but still I feel a little proud aver these stats. I know that 17.000 hits is less than the average daily hits on other sites, but I feel good, you know? I want to believe that some people found what I had to say, helpful and that makes me feel nice. Skip through the 2010 stats, and we’ll be in touch. Happy new year to everybody!

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 17,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 4 fully loaded ships.

 

In 2010, there were 18 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 75 posts. There were 21 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 2mb. That’s about 2 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was April 13th with 142 views. The most popular post that day was Porn for The Blind.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, twitter.com, yandex.ru, search.conduit.com, and google.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for minority report, asus eee pc 900, windows 98, eee pc 900, and burning forest.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

Porn for The Blind February 2009
1 comment

2

Asus eeePC 900 – Bios Update. May 2009
25 comments

3

Bump Top Desktop – Bumped October 2009

4

Win7 Bug: Wallpaper better than solid color desktop! January 2010

5

Hello little kitty! March 2009
4 comments




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