Here we are, ten years and more than four thousand posts later, and I am still notably bad at online games. But I persist.
The title is actually wrong, but I couldn’t come up with a better one. I can prove I have been playing online games for 30 years. I even have physical artifacts from the era. Hell of a year for games… and movies. I’ve merely been blogging about them for the last decade.
Anyway, for those keen to review past attempts at anniversary posts, here is the list:
- A Year of Living Noobishly
- Two Years Below the Masthead
- Three Years We Grew in Virtual Sun and Shower
- Four Years In, No Further From Noobdom
- Heroic Results of the First Five Year Plan
- But Now I am Six, I’m as Clever as Clever
- The Seven Year Kvetch
- Eight Years of Link Rot
- Nine is a Magic Number
I actually did a lot of work on those posts around years five and six.
An attempt to quantify what I have done here in the last twelve months. The change over last year’s totals are noted in parentheses.
Days since launch: 3,653 (+366)
Posts total: 4,075 (+368)
Average posts per day: 1.11 (-0.02)
Comments: 27,959 (+2,401)
Average comments per post: 6.86 (-0.04)
Average comments per day: 7.65 (-0.15)
Spam comments: 1,312,165 (+34,173)
Comments Rescued from the Spam Filter: 408
Average spam comments per day: 359.2 (-29.6)
Comment signal to noise ratio: 1 to 46.9 (-3.1)
Comments written by me: 3,531 or 7.9%
Images uploaded: 10,416 (+1157)
Space used by images: 2.3 GB of my 3 GB allocation (78%, up 8%)
I continue to post about once a day, but all other metrics remain in decline. Even spam comments were just one third of what they were last year. What does it mean when even spam bots are tiring of your blog?
Then I go over to Feedly and look at the stats for the blogs feed and is says crazy things like this:
9,000 followers can’t be right… hell, even 9 stories a week is optimistic. The stats from the blog say 7 tops.
Meanwhile, the site (noted down below) that sent me the MOST referral traffic shows up with this number.
So there went logic out the window I guess.
The next highest number I could find in my feeds was this:
I call shenanigans on the whole thing, unless my site is just a magnet for people addicted to RSS feeds and daily-ish posts.
Life on the internet. Anyway, those are the basic numbers. More detailed nonsense is available after the cut… unless you’re reading via RSS, in which case it is all there in your reader of choice, because I love you right back RSS junkies.