This site has existed for awhile in various forms, though, I never really paid much attention to it. Updates were infrequent and content was added sporadically. I just wasn't sure what I wanted from the site, so instead I ignored it.
At the beginning of 2012, I decided to finally spend time on publishing this site. My main goal was to produce a website that I myself would visit. To reach this goal, I dedicated to writing or sharing something everyday about the topics that I find interesting. In doing so, it was my hope to expose people to viewpoints not considered and to content they might otherwise miss. Other than that, I was curious about which path the site might lead me down.
I want to share the results of my first month. In January, I successfully followed through in writing everyday, which was hard in the beginning. As time progressed, the process became habit - much like when one starts a new workout regimen. As far as traffic, well, you have to start somewhere. I have compiled statistics for January.
- 1,131 page views
- 377 unique visitors
- 97% visits were from U.S., including 25 States + D.C.
- International traffic included visits from Germany, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Colombia, Hong Kong, Pakistan, Russia, and more.
- Macintosh (60%)
- Windows (28%)
- Linux (11%)
- Other (1%)
- Safari and WebKit (32%)
- Chrome (25%)
- Firefox (20%)
- Mobile Safari (6%)
- Internet Explorer (4%)
- Other (13%)
I honestly have no goals in regard to the amount of traffic the site receives1. I intend to focus solely on improvement every day through usability enhancements and quality of content. The edges are rough, but I am excited about the start. Thanks to everyone who has visited this past month, especially those who have offered feedback on Facebook and Twitter. The audience is well-informed, thoughtful, and engaging. I look forward to another month of sharing.
What I mean here is that I have no goals of surreptitiously increasing page views though SEO bullshit. I don't make any money from this site. Currently, it is solely a personal hobby. I do hope that as the site improves, more people will visit, interact, and share by word-of-mouth.↩