Monday, September 22, 2008

43 months of blogging about EVE Online!


Somehow I was sure that this blog's 3rd anniversary was coming up in late November. Well, lo and behold when I realized earlier today that I've been blogging about EVE since February 12, 2005! That's over 3 and a half years of EVE posts. Man, talk about an long trek!

The reason for my confusion is that I've been tracking traffic using StatCounter since November 2005, and so, somehow, thought that next month was going to be the3rd year anniversary. Thus my mix-up.

Anyways, I thought that I'd look back at the last 3 years of babbling about EVE on this blog and see how the traffic has increased.

Let's see here, as of today, September 22nd, 2008...
  • 4 years of blogging:
    • 2005 - 48 posts
    • 2006 - 121 posts
    • 2007 - 133 posts
    • 2008 - 172 posts (so far)
  • 217,197 page views (since November 25th, 2005)
  • 144,871 unique visitors
  • 480 posts
  • Hundreds of comments
  • Countless new friends!
It's been a long and arduous journey, but looking at the traffic graph below, one can see that things have really picked up nicely!

Click on the graph to go to my Flickr account and see the notes.


The traffic first picked up in mid-June of last year which is when I was first added to the EVE Online Fan Sites list. The next increase in traffic was due to some of my posts being picked up by the fine folks at Massively. Finally, in late June and early July, traffic went up after I published my post on the EVE Online Blog Pack.

My readership has also seen a nice steady increase over the last few months.


Again, you can see a bump at the July 2008 mark, a result of the blog pack traffic also. Currently my readership through RSS feeds fluctuates between 300 (week-ends) to about 341, the highest it's ever been. Not too shabby!

My most viewed posts are as follows:
  1. 10 Posts for the EVE Online Newbie
  2. The EVE Online Blog Pack
  3. 10 sites for every new EVE Online Player
  4. CrazyKinux's Musing: Guides
  5. CrazyKinux's Musing: Ship Setups
  6. 10 things every EVE Online player should know
  7. EVE Online Industrialists will get their expansion too!
  8. EVE Online Blogroll lovefest!
  9. If EVE Online were a First-Person Shooter...
  10. Finding the right corporation in EVE Online
All in all they account for about 27% of my site traffic. The home page being responsible for almost 31% of the traffic.

The first three years of EVE blogging were somewhat lonely times, but this past year has seen the EVE Blogging community explode with activity. I'm really amazed at the response that the EVE Blog Pack has received and really excited when I realize that we've almost got 80 active EVE Online blogs!

Here's to many more years ahead of us!

15 comments:

Mynxee said...

Wow, CK, that's quite an achievement! I can't tell you how pleased I am that Life In Low Sec is part of the Blog Pack....the increase in traffic has been remarkable.

nuyan said...

Keep it up.

Silicon Buddha said...

I wanted to stop in and give my thanks as well. I'm glad you're still going strong after so long... no blog fade here.

WTM said...

Congratulations, and take a big bow.

Between your blog, drone bay, and your blogroll, you have given a lot back to the community.

..... and I for one would like to thank you for it all.

CrazyKinux said...

Thanks to all of you for your cheers & encouragement. It's very much appreciated!

Silvercube said...

Congrats on the milestone :)

Sapphire said...

Thanks for the inspiration!

rollinger said...

Hi Crazykinux. I have some questions to you aboz your pictures at flickr. I don't found a mailadress about you, could you send me an email at rollinger[at]gmail.com?
thank you
rollinger

Manasi said...

WOOOO HOOO everyone else is coming to know what we ( the blog pack maintain by you) have come to realize..CK is the BESTEST, (better than the best) bro better than the best!

Take a bow good sir, you deserve it

CrazyKinux said...

OK, you guys are making me blush for crying out loud! =)

@Silvercube - Thanks mate!

@Sapphire - Inspiration? Wow! Nice Mac blog by the way. I will be adding it to the Blogroll.

@Manasi - Thank you for the praise! This is too much. =)

James Egan said...

Congrats David. You do a great job here and increasingly more people are noticing.

The EVE Blog Pack is a fantastic idea, it's pulled people in the EVE community together in a way that hasn't ever happened before outside of the EVE-O forums (which can be a rather divisive setting to discuss the game). You've brought together *80 active blogs* and helped create a very friendly atmosphere where people write about what they love, this is really something.

So congrats on the achievements. I know there'll be more to come.

CrazyKinux said...

@James Egan - You sir, are a gentleman. Thank you for your kind words and your support. It hasn't gone unnoticed, and is truly appreciated.

Yes, definitely, more will come! =)

Smakalicious said...

Happy Birthday!!!
Keep up the great work for at least another 4 years to come, mate.

Yours was one of the first EVEblogs I've encountered almost 3 years ago and I still keep coming back every day.

Take care,
Smaky

wensley said...

Well done CK, you've really shown us all how to do it. With the Eve Blog Pack idea as well you're definitely the driving force in Eve blogging. Keep it up!

CrazyKinux said...

@smak and @wensley - Thank you guys for your kind words and you continued support!