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2008 and 2009 Blog Stats

As I did for 2006 and 2007 (but not in 2008, it seems), here are the results of my 2009 blogging.

                 2009   2008   2007   2006   2005   2004   2003   2002
                 ----   ----   ----   ----   ----   ----   ----   ----
Posts             379    403    493    560    940    993   1335     68
Avg. Length       891   1047    994    925    824   1023   1195   1836
Comments         2011   2284   2961   2832   4956   7104   5491      9
Ratio            5.31   5.67   6.01   5.06   5.27   7.15   4.11   0.13
My Comments       194    270    362    459    545    749    639      0
My Ratio         0.10   0.12   0.12   0.16   0.11   0.11   0.12   0.00

This wasn't a great year for me blogging wise in terms of the number of posts. I believe I write something every day, and with 365 taken away from 379, that leaves only 14 posts that double up on another one? Ouch.

Even my "own comment" ratio is as low as it's ever been (2002 excepted) as well. Words per post remains low. Comments remain above 200, but not by much.

So do I have any goals in 2010? Sure. I want to post more. I want to comment more (though not at a higher ratio, which means more comments in general). And I want longer, more in-depth posts as well.

I feel as though I can do it. I may be hurt in word count by the inclusion of more images (they may be worth a thousand word but not to an SQL "count(*)" query), but I'm not going to worry about that.

P.S. As always, Alex King has the simple scripts. They still work - though do yourself a favor and use the "LIKE" method for getting the posts in a year. It's simpler.

One Response to "2008 and 2009 Blog Stats"

  1. I always love reading this every year. I always get interested in doing it myself, and I hope that I can do it again this year.


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