2010 Blogging Year in Review

A round-up of my 2010 blogging year just for the heck of it:

Wordle: BiketoWork Barb
What I wrote about in 2010
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Top post traffic:
  • The Spokane Blogs list. Not surprising this one has over twice the views of anything else on the site since I keep pimping it out promoting it via Twitter, Facebook, LaunchPadINW and the signature block in my personal account to find more blogs via crowd-sourcing. I started with 105; the list is up to 237 as of Jan. 1, 2011.
  • Help Bike Shop Girl Ride Again. I'm really glad to see this one getting lots of page views as a gesture of support for a bike-riding woman I've never met who was hit by a driver and needs encouragement to get back on the street.
  • How Bikes Can Save the World. A transcript of my 5-minute speed talk at Ignite Spokane in September that reveals some of the (ahem) less worthy reasons I ride.
Top post comments: A tie between said trying-to-be-comprehensive list of Spokane blogs and I'm Part Dutch, You Know: What Do YOU Wear to Bike? which was almost my shortest post ever (hey, maybe brevity is the soul of wit).

Runners-up in the comment race:
Posts I thought would get more comments:
Posts I'm especially proud or fond of ("of which I am especially proud/fond," grammar police officers Eldest Daughter and Second Daughter would say):
Number of posts in 2010: 54--nearly twice what I did in each of the two previous years. But when I launched in August 2008 I was putting out an average of five posts per month and my all-time high month was January 2009 with nine posts.

If I kept up with my initial pace or that burst of creativity last January, I'd be posting 60-108 posts per year. So I'm doing more but am somehow still a slacker, which doesn't seem fair.

Top traffic sources in order:
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Twitter
  • LaunchPad (that blog list link)
  • LinkedIn
  • DeathbyCar (where I commented and posted a link to my "ownership" post linked above)
  • My own blog (seems weird this is in the stats, but I do crosslink relevant posts)
  • BikeShopGirl (related to that post that's in my top three views for the year)
  • StumbleUpon (here are my favorites on StumbleUpon, which I don't remember to use very often)
Blogging resolutions for 2011
  • Get on a more consistent posting schedule, which will be tricky since I plan to launch a second blog sometime in mid-January
  • Keep tweeting, Facebooking and using social media in general
  • Remember to StumbleUpon other people's posts I like, since that does generate traffic for them
Your turn

Did you comment on this blog sometime this year? What makes you think a post is worth commenting on or sharing with someone else?

1 comment :

  1. Maybe I can lend you a hand with encouragment/ideas/inspiration/motivation for writing more often!!

    you know how to find me... I'm ready when you are!


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