A blog by Jacob
I just saw that this blog recently received its 1000th comment. Yay!
Oops. False alarm. Only at 965. The other 35 comments are spam, so they don’t count.
I’ve started a new family blog, but we’ve decided not to make it publicly accessible. Unlike other “private” blogs which can only be accessed to the specially invited after they’ve logged in, we’ve taken a different “trivia” approach. There are a couple of trivia questions, and those who know at least one answer will be granted access, without special invites or logging in.
Of course I know that some friends and family won’t know any of the trivia answers, but hopefully if they want access they can ask Sandy or I and we’ll tell them a trivia answer.
Leave a comment if you would like to provide feed back on how you like this trivia-access thing, or if you have suggestions about what trivia questions we should be asking. On the blog, I’ve recently written about the latest thunderstorm to come through the area.
Here are the top 9 most visited blog posts that I wrote in 2009:
Special thanks to Google Analytics for providing the data from which I was able to create this list.
One of the major advantages of blogging with WordPress is that there is a wide variety of plugins available. I thought I would briefly share the plugins that I make use of on this blog.
I’ve also used a variety of lightbox, thickbox, and other such pluggins, but I’m not sure which one I would recommend.
Sorry I haven’t blogged much recently. There have been some big events in my life, and I’ve been meaning to blog about them, but they are significant enough that blogging about them seemed daunting enough that I procrastinated. I’ll get caught up soon, so stay tuned.
A couple of days ago, I published my 700th post. I can’t beleive that it has gotten that high. I wrote my first post four and a half years ago, and have been writing, on average, a post every two or three days. My 300th post came only two and a half years ago, on June 6, 2006.
Since I’ve started, I’ve split my blog into four parts, and then combined them back to one. I been at two domain addresses, and have had tens of thousands of web site visitors, over 12,000 in the last year alone.
My most popular post was, perhaps, a short article about the meaning of the name Jacob. While there have been dozens and dozens of posts which probably tie for the least popular.
Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog over these
Today I looked at some visitor statistics for this blog over the last month. Specifically, I looked at the average number of views in a category normalized on the number of posts in that category. I found that my top 5 categories are, based on number of views per article:
The category in which this article is posted, Blogging, is the worst category, with about 0.2 views per article.