A blogging milestone

On the last day of 2010, I watched with baited breath as my blog stats for the year approached 5,000 visits for the year. I’d switched to WordPress in February 2010 and my blogging trailed off over the summer, but it had picked up again in the fall and I was desperately hoping for that […]

Vacation in the Golden Age by the numbers

I like stats and numbers and I was culling some data on my Vacation posts the other day and thought it would make for an interesting post itself, so here you go. The numbers below represent the first 26 episodes of my Vacation in the Golden Age, covering the July 1939 through August 1941 issues […]

My blog stats for the first 8 months of 2011

One of my goals for this year was to improve the posts that I was writing in order to provide more useful content for folks visiting the site. The easiest measure of this is to look at the total number of visits to the site 1. A few months back I posted in some detail […]

A followup to my blog stats post

A few weeks ago, I posted an open discussion on my blog stats, in which I discussed my blog stats for the first half of the year in some detail. I’d set a goal to increase the views on my blog and I was doing a good job. In the weeks since that post, I’ve […]

An open discussion on blog stats

Last year, I made it one of my goals to triple the average daily traffic on my blog. I had a pretty good set of objectives for achieving this. By the end of 2011, I wanted to be averaging three times as many views as I was at the end of 2011. What I didn’t […]

1 million words

Sometime in the last two or three months, this blog passed a milestone: 1 million words of content. I hadn’t checked on these stats in a long time, but I did so today, out of curiosity, and I found that, not counting this post you are reading now, there are 1,077,931 words worth of posts. […]

NaNoWriMo by the Numbers

Now that I have completed the 30-day NaNoWriMo challenge, here is a look at what I did “by the numbers”.  If you ask me, it’s pretty impressive: 61,131 words in 30 days. That’s an average of 2,037 words/day Wrote on 25 out of 30 days.  If you count just those 25 days, I wrote an […]

Reading “100s”

Since I spent some time collecting some blog stats this morning, I spent a little more time culling some interesting reading stats, what I call reading “100s”. These are the 100th books that I have read (only 3 so far) and the duration between them.

600 days

Today marks the 600th consecutive day of at least 1 post on my blog. Since the beginning of this run, I’ve made 2,080 posts (if you include this one), which comes to an average of nearly 3.5 posts per day. I’ve received 2,619 comments, which comes to an average of 1.26 comments per post, or […]


I sometimes wonder about things in idle moments. These things have absolutely no value other than curiosity. On and off again, I have wondered, for instance, how many episodes there are to a long-running soap opera. I always forget about it after a moment and never think to look it up. Today, I remembered. I […]

LiveJournal archiving

This evening, I was doing some archiving of my journal in order to make sure that I had copies of everything locally. I also decided to write a script that would index my archive for better searching capabilities. In doing so, I exported all of my journals, by month to XML files, and then ran […]

Oh let me count the ways…

As I approach my 800th blog entry this year, I figured it was as good a time as any to take a look at some of my statistics with respect to blogging.