Well – here it is and without having to pay a royalty on the birthday tune;
Happy Birthday Blog!
Yes, the ASD-Ltd Blog is a year old. I don’t recall the exact date of the first one but my stats page tells me that this is post number 54 and at one per week plus a couple of gratuitous business updates – that’s a year’s worth.
When I launched the web-site in August last year I set myself the challenge of a weekly original blog. The objectives were to build both a body of thought and a reader base of some sort around agile strategy design® and business decision design®.
Rather than being tough it’s been quite enlightening. It has forced me to spend some time (usually train commuting) every week reflecting on my practice and the things I observe going on around me.
Without the challenge of the commitment I made I would just have read more news!
Anyway, I hope that everyone that has read an ASD-Ltd blog has enjoyed it at some level.
What does the stats page of WordPress tell me?
- 1,162 visitors over the year. Low compared to sites that need to drive sales but ~100 visitors a month to my parochial corner of the web – I’m honoured.
- 71% of all page views from the UK – not really surprising and as I only operate in South East England – that is a reassuring focus.
- But Brazil with 10% of all page views and USA with 9% – that’s curious.
What I really enjoy is the very long tail of countries (49 of them – see all their pretty flags!). Over the year, one or two people have randomly turned up at the ASD-Ltd Blog and made sure they did not go back!
As I am not looking to build a mass following I’m happy with these numbers. I get a slightly different set of numbers from LinkedIn and I take them with a pinch of salt as LinkedIn is getting ever more pointy about monetising my information – but they report how many people have ‘seen’ my blog ‘Update’ each week.
It has averaged 78 a week.
That’s 3.5 times the number of visitors the site is recording each week. I suspect it is the number of people in my network who have had my update publication notice flash up on their screen 🙂
For the few who have commented or ‘liked’ the posts; Thank You.
I’d love to say that I was blogging for you but I suspect I’m really doing it for me.
Happy Birthday ASD Blog.