Nerd Stats 2009

And one final round-up for the year end. My nerd stats!

2008 2009 % change
Blog postings: 423 357 -16%
Tweets: 2,227 1,8151 -19%
Visits to my blog in 2008 32,410 45,153((at the time of writing this blog posting)) +40%
Average number of blog visits per day 932. 1263,4 +35%
Busiest day on my blog: Sept 26, 2008 (460 views)5 July 25, 2009 (1,181 views)6 +156%

Analysis of above stats:

  • I talked less, but more people listened!

Other nerdery highlights of ’09 include:

Books read this year7, in no particular order:

  • The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman
  • The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman 8.
  • Blink by by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Tipping Point by by Malcolm Gladwell
  • What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Eat that Frog by Brian Tracy
  • Getting To Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Roger Fisher
  • Getting Things Done by David Allen
  • One Minute Millionaire by Mark V. Hansen and Richard G. Allen
  • Work Less, Make More by Jennifer White9
  • The Power of Now by Eckhart Tollee
  • 13 Things That Don’t Make Sense by Michael Brooks10
  • The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
  • The Shangri-La Diet by Seth Roberts
  • Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  • The Toyota Way to Healthcare Excellence by John Black with David Miller11
  • What Projects Should We Manage? by Bill Bates
  • Utilization-Focused Evaluation (3rd edition) by Michael Quinn Patton12.
  • God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens
  • 50 Success Classics by Tom Butler-Bowdon
  • Rich Women: A Book on Investing for Women by Kim Kiyosaki
  • The Now Habit by Neil Fiore

Happy New Year everyone!

  1. at the time of writing this blog posting and including the tweet that will result from me blogging this []
  2. not sure why this value is not equal to the number of visits to my blog divided by 365 days. Probably some some of rounding error []
  3. ibid []
  4. at the time of writing this blog posting []
  5. thanks to the Hockey Hotties posting []
  6. thanks to the Blogathon! []
  7. undoubtedly there were more that I’m forgetting. This list is based on ones that (a) I can actually remember without prompting, (b) appeared on my blog and so I saw them when I went through my blog to write my year in review summary, and (c) I still have out of the library, so I saw them when I checked what books I have out of the library. []
  8. which I’m *almost* done []
  9. just starting this one []
  10. didn’t finish before it was due back at the library. But it was really good – need to get it out again to finish it! []
  11. partway through []
  12. partyway through. This is like the bible of evaluation []

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