Tuesday, October 19, 2010

State of the Blog

I usedto do monthly summaries of traffic numbers and search hits but stopped because it felt a little too much like navel gazing and took too much effort. I like to bang out many posts in 15 minutes or less. But I was talking with Andrew about his old Wow site still getting lots of hits and it prompted me to check my numbers and do a little post.
Here is the traffic history of the blog since I started tracking back in July 2008. I'm not sure what happened in the beginning of 2009 to cause readership to upswing so much... was that when I was posting about the new probing mechanics on Sisi a lot with screenshots? The spike in June of this year was from Massively.com linking to me about Project Athena. But since then readership as dropped a little bit. Or rather, visits have dropped; since I can't track readers through Capsuleer or of the feed except Google Reader subscribers, I don't know how many readers I have in total.

Speaking of Google Reader subscribers, its at 604 which is pretty good. In comparison, Crazy Kinux's Musings has 965 subscribers, Roc's Ramblings 347, and Mynxee's Life in Lowsec has 1030.

But for all intents and purposes, I feel like I've plateaued with the blog readership and I'd probably need to play a lot more to have crazy Eve adventures to post about in order to gain more readership. Do I need more readers? Any current readers have requests for more of certain post types? LMK.

It will be interesting to see if the podcast has any affect on readership numbers going forward.

1 comment:

  1. Well, i think a lot of people were using Capsuleer application on iPhone. I personally used it almost exclusively for reading blogs. So we'll see now that application goes down the pipe, I think everybody will have more readers on their blogs. I personalty start reading your blog since super carrier wonderful posts.
    Keep it going. :)