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!
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:
- 10 Posts for the EVE Online Newbie
- The EVE Online Blog Pack
- 10 sites for every new EVE Online Player
- CrazyKinux's Musing: Guides
- CrazyKinux's Musing: Ship Setups
- 10 things every EVE Online player should know
- EVE Online Industrialists will get their expansion too!
- EVE Online Blogroll lovefest!
- If EVE Online were a First-Person Shooter...
- Finding the right corporation in EVE Online
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!