Given that I recently passed 2000 posts, and associated comments at that point, I won’t go into all the statistics surrounding the blog again.
However, one is worth mentioning I think:
Stu’s Shed is now 5 years old
Not sure if I expected it to last this long or not – probably hadn’t given it much thought to be honest. Had a look around to see what the sort of normal life expectancy of a blog is, and it seems to be in the order of the average life expectancy of a fruit fly, with the intelligence of one to boot. So if we eliminate them from the equation, the average of those that survive the 8 or so post mark (60-80% lasting a whole month or so) is around 3 years.
So we are doing ok.
Readership has definitely changed, and the site statistics are no longer even close to being accurate, with many choosing to have new posts emailed to them rather than reading them online. Those numbers don’t get counted in the site statistics (nor those who read the site via RSS feeds, or via Twitter etc), but the name of the game is all about the real audience, not some stat counter. The counter currently sits just under 1.5 million visits, the real number would be closer to 1.75 million, but end of the day, who’s counting
I still find it interesting looking back to see what was happening around the shed 2, 3, 5 years ago. It, and this blog are constantly evolving. They may be small changes here and there, but they add up quickly!
So onto another year, and lots more to come.