Thursday, May 24, 2007

One Month of Blogging

I made it!

I considered leaving this post at just the above statement but I guess I can elaborate. Before I started blogging I always wanted some type of "web presence" but never knew what exactly I wanted it to be. Facebook was great for my friends, but it didn't show up in a search engine (except my public section of my profile).

The one thing I have learned that really can drive people to a blog is giving something away. In my case it was offering Joost Beta invites. I was pleasantly surprised with the number of hits my blog received. Google Analytics can shed some light on how many visitors my blog has received.



That huge spike in the middle of the graph is actually about the time I posted that I was giving away Joost invites. To my surprise, the number of views didn't bottom out after that, although



Sadly, I am not comfortable displaying the map with any more detail because it will reveal where I live. Oddly enough, my blog gets the most hits from the region in which I love. (It is not just me hitting my blog, my friends look at it as well, but it really sticks out.)

Overall, I am happy with my blogging experience. I hope to continue to post interesting things and maybe I'll even attract some readers.

3 comments:

Brian said...

Congrats on the one month of blogging. I too found your blog because of Joost. Is there any chance that you have any of those invites left? Keep up the blogging.

Jared said...

I do in fact have invites. If you want one all I need is an email address to send it too.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on one month of blogging! I know it means sooooo much to you.