I wish I could say I did this intentionally. I wish I could say I set goals and willed myself to blog consistently for a year. Nope. In fact, the only time I tried to do a post every day, as part of a bet with Wesley Zhao, I failed miserably. But the first post I made here was on February 26th 2011, and it is now February 29th 2012. I’ve posted here 83 times in that span, or an average of one post every four days. So I guess it’s official: I accidentally blogged for a year.
So how did do? Let’s dive into some stats:
Unique Visitors: 59,921
Average Time on Page: 3 minutes and 12 seconds
Unique Pageviews: 78,848
Not bad going from 0 to almost 60,000 visitors in a year. But where did they come from? Here are the top 10 (of 548) sites linking to this blog over the past year:
Hacker News has been by far the biggest source of traffic. It’s an amazing community and I owe almost everything that has happened over the past year to the people on that site.
I wish I could go into deep and revealing analysis about the blog and why it’s been successful. But I really can’t. It happened by accident. All I can say is this: do cool stuff and write about it.
For the curious here are my top 10 posts of this year:
7. Why We Do Startups (a personal favorite)
It’s been a fun year guys, I hope there will be a lot more where these came from. Thanks for sticking around and reading the blog. I’d love to hear from you in the comments if you’re a regular reader.