My blogiversary snuck past me! I launched Knitut.net on October 11th, 2005. I like to celebrate its birthday every year by taking a little statistical snapshot and highlighting any highlights from the previous year.
As of October 11th, 2009, there were 1013 posts on Knitnut.net, and 9458 comments.
# of POSTS
Year 1: 205
Year 2: 235
Year 3: 296
Year 4: 277
# of COMMENTS
Year 1: 491
Year 2: 1136
Year 3: 3693
Year 4: 4138
(The 1,000th post, by the way, was the Appeal for Creative Writing Resources. Maybe I’ll have a contest for the 10,000th comment…)
Even though my total annual number of posts dropped slightly for the first time since I started blogging, you continued to comment in record-breaking numbers! I thank you for that…comments are the icing on a blogger’s cake. (Speaking of cake, tomorrow’s my birthday and I think GC is going to make me a banana butterscotch cake!)
Here’s a Statcounter graph of traffic to KnitNut.net from October 4 to October 11, 2009.
Here’s my Statcounter monthly traffic report:
That big spike there in December was from the Bank Street Bully post, which was my most-read post ever, thanks to everybody who shared the link all over the world.
Four of the five most-commented-upon posts ever (as determined by the Popular Post widget over there in the left sidebar) were written in the past twelve months.
Here’s my quarterly traffic report from the beginning of 2006 to September 2009.
According to Feedburner, KnitNut now has 346 subscribers, up from 222 a year ago. I like seeing my numbers inching upwards. The actual numbers don’t interest me as much as the trend, but in this case I like the trend and the number.
Technorati used to be a pretty good indicator of how a blog was faring, but over time it seems to be have lost its usefulness and credibility. However, since I’ve been tracking it each year in my blogiversary snapshot, I’m including it. The rankings vanished with their recent makeover, but my Technorati “authority” increased from 40 to 128. This means nothing, since they changed their methodology without providing any explanation of how the new and supposedly improved methodology works.
According to Statcounter and Google Analtyics, the following search terms continue to draw droves of people to this blog: “ears squeak when I blow my nose,” “22-inch penis” (and its variations, including “21.2 inch penis”), “women’s change rooms” and “suppository stories.” A few more have been added this year, including: “ottawa police brutality,” “minto park monument names,” “how do you know if your cat loves you,” “how can you tell if your cat is intelligent,” big zucchini,” “tiny penis,” “Smarties colour distribution,” “naked bike ride,” and “Duncan, the Norwegian Forest Cat.”
Some of the more unusual search terms this year include: “how to reconcile with my boyfriend who sees me as a nut,” “decapitation on a double-decker bus,” and “knitted wasp nests.”
That about sums things up for the fourth year of KnitNut.net. Thank you all for reading, for leaving comments, and for giving me a reason to keep on writing.