6 Month of BloggingPosted: December 18, 2007 | |
I’ve started blogging on June 15, 2007. Lets see what happened since:
I’ve had 15,038 views, 81 posts in 40 categories and 230 comments.
On my best day I’ve had 390 views.
That was when I published my thoughts on OOW, which is my most popular post ever. I can never guess why some of my posts become so popular, while other good posts are barely read. You can see my popular posts on the sidebar. My favorite post that almost no one ever read was about rounding dates.
The strangest thing that ever appeared in the popular pages section of the blog statistics is the link to a photo of me – you can get there by clicking on my picture on the “about” page. Why would anyone click on this 30 times a day? I sure hope it is a WordPress bug.
My blog statistics also show me referrers – what people clicked to get to my blog. Various RSS readers and Oracle blog aggregators are the most popular referrers. Except when other bloggers link to me.
I can also see what terms people searched for to find my site. This ranges from the heartbreaking “how to recover production DB” to things that my blog may actually be helpful with like “oracle grow tablespace”. But I like it best when people are searching for “chen shapira” or “prodlife”, just so I’ll know that I’m not just another source of Oracle information like OTN, but people actually want to read me specifically.
The last thing WordPress statistics tell me is what links people clicked on. Well, links in my posts are always clicked, and sometimes my blog roll is also clicked. About a month ago I added a wordpress thingy that shows on the left side of the blog what I bookmarked recently. Absolutely no one clicks on these links, except for one time that I bookmarked a page with Yoga instructions. I assume that many DBAs are from India and care about Yoga.
Plans for the rest of the year? Nothing special. I’m always working hard to become a better DBA. Hopefully the blog will also improve as a result.