Tuesday, August 9, 2011

One Year in the Blogosphere

Well, dear Readers, we made it. This blog is just over one year old. While I haven't quite kept up with my once a week goal, I ended up with 59 posts. That was due to my almost daily book reviews while I was recuperating from back surgery in the spring.

Blogger makes it easy to look at stats, and they are fascinating:

I've had almost 7000 page views. That's not much compared to some group blogs, but for a start, well, it's a start. And viewers sat in nine countries beyond the United States (including India and Slovenia).

Google and Facebook were the primary referring sites, while Twitter was the largest referring URL followed by http://travelswithkaye.blogspot.com/ - thanks, Kaye! This makes sense: usually when I put up a new post, I mention it on Facebook and on Twitter.

The most common Search keywords that brought people here were:
  • Edith Maxwell
  • edithmaxwell.blogspot.com
  • mystery story ideas
Almost as many people viewed the page on Firefox as on Internet Explorer, but more than three-quarters were on a Windows system as opposed to twelve percent on a Mac. There were even three views on an iPod.

The most-read blog topics fell into five (sort-of) categories:

I plan to continue blogging on topics relating to Speaking of Murder (book One), Murder on the Beach (book Two), and, of course, writing and publishing. Thanks to everybody who has stopped by. I know how many blogs and feeds are out there, and I really appreciate it.

What would you like to read about in the next year? Send those requests in now!

19 comments:

  1. Hi, Edith - Congratulations on your first anniversary as a blogger. You've done really well for that first year. Way to go!

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  2. Hi Edith

    I know you've sent some traffic Level Best's way, so thanks so much for that!

    Barb

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  3. You're one of my biggest referrals, too, Edith! Thanks a million, and keep blogging!

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  4. Happy 1st birthday of the blog and many more!

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  5. Thanks Rhonda, Ray, Bar, PJ, and Kaye!

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  6. Well done--and thank you for sharing the information.

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  7. Happy Blogaversary. Now you've made me want to check my stats.

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  8. Thanks, Sheila. Linda - I love 'blogaversary!' Did you coin that?

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  9. Congratulations, Eleanor! Your numbers are definitely the start of something great.

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  10. This is quite a milestone - congrats!

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  11. I appreciate it, Morgan and Lisa!

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  12. I'm impressed but not surprised. I like your thoughtful, systematic approach to a project. I'm glad you're keeping this up. It seems like you're enjoying the blogging experience; two surgeries haven't managed to stop you! Congratulations on your anniversary and very nice work!

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  13. You are inspiring me. I have a website, but no blog. I like that I can comment on your blog. Some don't allow me for some reason - I'm not sure why. Didn't realize it's been a year since you started. Congratulations!

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  14. Happy Anniversary, Edith! Can't believe it's been a year already, can you?

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  15. Glad you stopped by, Norma and Pat! Pat, you were one of my inspirations to start this, and while you were blogging you were so faithful with the weekly schedule.

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