Another year goes by, another row gets added to my table of nerd stats. .
|Blog postings||Tweets1||Visits to my blog||Average number of blog visits per day||Busiest day on my blog|
|2008||423||2,227||32,410||93||Sept 26, 2008 (460 views)|
|2009||357||1,815||45,153||126||July 25, 2009 (1,181 views)|
|2010||344||2,302||44,689||122||Feb 9, 2010 (233 views)|
|2011||380||3,625||60,560||166||Oct 10, 2011 (374 views)|
|2012||201||875||63,844||175||Feb 13, 2012 (350 views)|
|2013||213||945||46,665||128||Sept 4, 2013 (721 views)|
|2014||91||910||33,948||93||Mar 7, 2014 (208 views)|
|2015||118||800||34,930||96||Nov 23, 2015 (512 views)|
|2016||116||812||51,549||141||Jan 29, 2016 (13,968 views)|
|% change from 2016||-21%||-45%||-60%||-60%||N/A|
So I was down across the board on my social media involvement in 2017, which is probably reflective of the fact that I feel like I didn’t really do anything in 2017. I was thinking of writing my usual “year in review” blog postings yesterday, but then I realized that I didn’t really do anything! I mean, I went to Washington, DC for the first time, which was cool, but other than that it pretty much just usual every day stuff: going to work, going to the gym (though I really, really do love the gym), playing hockey, and repeat. No epic trips, no epic accomplishments. I definitely have to step things up for 2018!
- Note to self: You started Tweeting in 2008, so you get these totals by simple subtraction, not by some fancy pants program or anything. I hope this helps you when you write your “Nerd Stats 2018″ posting when you think “how the hell did I figure out how many times I tweeted in a given year??” [↩]
- I used to get this from a “Your 2015 year in blogging” email that Jetpack (the thing I used to track my blog stats) used to send. They stopped sending that in 2015 and the only reason I knew the most popular day in 2016 was because it was my most popular day ever, which Jetpack does provide on its dashboard. Since I didn’t surpass that day this year, it still stands as the most popular day ever and there’s no easy way to find my most popular day for 2017 [↩]