It has been a year. On 23 September 2010, I posted for the first time in Dinner Party Science, Nature Network edition. This is also the 50th time I’m writing, so I have two reasons to celebrate.
In commemoration, I’ve decided to share with you some numbers and facts about the blog that marked the past year:
1. On average, I wrote 4 entries a month in the past twelve months.
2. My posts got a total of some 160 comments.
3. Since I started counting, about three months after the blog was born, over 9,000 people visited the site.
4. Most visits came from the United States, but people from all over the world dropped by.
5. Dinner Party’s most loyal visitors are Londoners, who read the blog almost 500 times last year (more than in any other city) and stayed for an average of 7 minutes/visit.
6. Search keywords that brought people to this blog include: “afraid of large universe”, “animal sex in rubber boots”, “decision pee”, “are socks good for us” and “fellacio contagious”.
7. My most successful post was “Tycho’s drunken moose and other stories”, with over 3,800 page views (roughly 25% of the total).
8. Tycho’s post was picked up by Stumbleupon on the 4th of July and the blog had a peak in visits that day (over 1,800).
Thank you to all of those who read, edited or commented on my posts. And a special thanks to the reader who “stumbled upon” Tycho’s drunken moose 8 months after I wrote the post!
Not sure what else I should do to celebrate this blog’s first anniversary… Am I allowed to ask for presents?