I never thought much about blog statistics over the prior year until receiving a WordPress summary. The reflection also caused me to think hard about where I want to take this blog in the upcoming year. So, here’s a brief look back and a brief look ahead.
Over 230,000 visits to this blog were logged in 2011, not very impressive as I suspect there are many top programmers who receive that many visits in one or two months. For a blog devoted primarily to applied math with the occasional tennis diversion, I felt that was better than expected.
The most visitors came from the US, followed by the UK, India, South America, and Australia.
The top referring sites were my business site, algorithmist.net, followed by degrafa.org, Facebook, Stack Overflow, and Flashbookmarks.
The most traffic came from search engines and the top search terms were black mathematicians, puremvc tutorial, TRON Clock, and Prince EXO 3 Black. Where’s my sponsorship from Prince?
The top two posts were from the TRON Clock demo and the top blog commenter was friend and fellow developer, PolyGeek. I’m guessing he’ll be the first person to respond to this post 🙂
In terms of traffic, the top four posts were Flex-related and number 5 was the Babolat RPM Blast review. OK, where’s my Babloat sponsorship?
In terms of 2012, I’ll be working a lot on the Freehand Drawing Library and app. development, so I expect personal blog posts to decline. I’m considering guest posts as a means to keep the content fresh and give others a shot at some exposure. So, if you are interested in writing posts on applied math or general programming/algorithm topics and have either a resume or personal site to display your background, please email me at theAlgorithmist [at] gmail.com with the subject ‘Guest Posting on The Algorithmist.’ All posts will contain a link to your personal site or a brief bio.