Post #900; Blogging Baby!

Wow, I’ve made it this far! This is post #900, and at least this time I didn’t miss it by two days as I did #800. I usually wait until the post after the monumental day, but decided to change it up this time in preparation for #1,000 at some point in the spring.

This post is two days before the anniversary of the first post on this blog, which was December 12, 2007. At that time I didn’t know what I was really going to write about in this space. Now I have no idea every time I write what I’m going to write about, but I at least have a format that works for me.

For those of you who are new, let me explain the process I go through. For every 100 posts, I like to go back and take a look at the topics I wrote on and the posts that seemed to be the most popular for one of two reasons, which I’ll mention as I go along. I do it to help me chronicle what types of posts work better than others, but I also think it highlights for people just what kind of writing I tend to do on this blog, if anyone is predisposed to visit and then take a look back at things. And of course it’s another way for me to have backlinks to previous posts, in case you want to check them out. 😉

Time to get to the numbers. I always start with an accounting of my top 5 categories for the month. This month they were:

Blogging – 28

Sunday Question – 13 1/2

Personal – 9

Product – 7

Social Media & Entertainment – 6

That’s the first time that the majority of topics weren’t in double figures; freaky! The products was a fluke, since 6 of those posts were me highlighting the products I have for sale that I created, something I’d never done before.

Next, I like to show the posts that supposedly were the most popular per Google Analytics. This one is always weird because these are almost never any of the posts that were written during the 100 post period, but older posts that, for whatever reason, continue to always dominate the numbers time and time again. There is a new contender on this list this time; first, let’s see the list:

Cleavage – Yes I’m Going There – 4,335

Getting Google To Index Thunderbird – 497

Should Sexting Be Illegal – 415

Webshots – 309

Images Used By Permission – Copyright Laws – 178

The last post was a guest post by my friend Scott, and it was written on August 12th, which is outside the last 100 days, but is still a relatively new post. Regarding those others, I’m really surprised people are still having difficulties with Google Desktop, especially since I’m assuming more people are on a newer operating system and the product now comes in 64-bit. As for that cleavage post… well, no wonder Google Adsense went away on this blog. 🙂

Finally, let’s look at the blogs that got the most comments. As always, the disclaimer is that I commented on them as well:

Sunday Question – What Happened To Modesty – 57

How Can You Get Noticed On Other Blogs – 40

Four Reasons To Put A URL In When Commenting On Blogs – 38

W3 Total Cache – 38

I’m Supposed To Ask You To… – 37

I did write a lot of posts about blogging, but I think the responses were fairly eclectic so that means I really don’t have one style that grabs everyone, other than the one salacious post that I didn’t think was all that salacious. I thought about trying to find a way to only show posts within the 100 with the highest views for the second category, but that wouldn’t be quite fair to later posts, plus that would be way more work. But for your edification, the post with the most views that was within the 100 days was the one on modesty with 107 views.

And that’s that. Thanks for going down memory lane with me. I don’t have any platitudes on what I’m going to write about over the next 100 posts; let’s see where the mood takes me.

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25 comments on “Post #900; Blogging Baby!

  • Hi Mitch

    Congratulation on 900 posts 🙂 Wow what an achievement. I have already noticed in the short time I have been blogging, that my writing style is evolving. Also that my regular visitors have changed. the good news is there are more people visiting too. I have expanded my reach to lots of new blogs I have visited recently and also I notice there are those who I interact more with naturally.

    Way to go Mitch. Enjoy the moment. You must have noticed lots of changes on the net since you first started and even the different blogs that you visit and comment on.

    Patricia Perth Australia

    • Thanks Pat. I have noticed a heck of a lot of changes, you’re right. This blog has been a thrill a minute, even the couple of times when I wondered if it was making any kind of difference. I now know that I do have a legitimate place in this space, and for that I owe everyone who stops by and reads thanks.

  • Congratulations! You amaze me in how you keep up with all your writing not just here but you’re other blogs and assignments.

    I am sort of surprised about my guest post here. It is an issues we all face and must get searched a lot.

    Here’s to your next 100 posts!

    • Scott, it turns out to be a hot topic, and I assume your post brings people to this blog who would have never come otherwise. I hope some of them stay & check out other things as well. Thanks for both the post and the congratulations; let’s get to that next 100 safe and sound.

  • Carlton@Savings Accounts says:

    Just read your old ‘sexting’ article. Well argued Mitch. The question isn’t if it’s illegal or not, it’s the reasoning behind it; whether or not it SHOULD be legal. We all know there are circumstances to every situation.

    • True Carlton. It’s a tough subject to get one’s hands on because it’s illegal because of the age of the participants, but they’re doing it to themselves. Just strange.

  • Woow, you said you will be reaching the 900 mark, but it never hit me that 900 is a massive number, Congratulations and may you write 900 more and 900 more after that.

    I can see that cleavage still rules the traffic department, no wonder..

    And what’s with the 1/2 of a Sunday Question post ? 🙂

    • Alex, every once in awhile a post fits into two categories, so I count that as a half. Believe it or not, you’re the first person to ever ask the question. And thanks for the congrats.

    • Barb, that post was such a lark and it’s had some interesting results, I must say. Thanks for the congrats; onward and upward, right? 😉

  • Way to go Mitch, that is awesome mate. A huge congratulations from your Aussie mate for that momentous effort.

    I still can’t get over Google disabling the account on this blog over that cleavage post. That is so lame. It’s one of the reason I don’t worry about Google. I think I’ve compared Google to a woman in one of my posts, yeah I know you’re not going there :D, but honestly it’s true. Like a woman you can never know what Google wants and even when you think you got it right, BANG, you’re in the shit and sleeping on the couch. 😉

  • Jessica Sieghart says:

    900 posts! Yow-SAAA! I learn a lot from you about blogging just watching you go!

    Isn’t it interesting how sex and drugs tend to lead the search engines? I wrote a post called “My Career As A Pot Farmer”. It was actually about my lack of gardening skills, but I threw in a tidbit about some farming game on Facebook where you can grow pot instead of carrots or potatoes and it remains my top post.

    Can’t wait to see you break 10,000 on Alexa! You go, Mitch!

    • Thanks Jessica, and that’s pretty funny. You just never know what’s going to turn out being really popular like that, and the search engines seem to make the determination. Of course, now I’m going to have to try to find that one. lol

  • Congratulations on the 900 post milestone, I guess it’s safe to say you’re not a quitter 🙂 haha have a great weekend and enjoy the success, on to 1000 Mitch.

    • Thanks John. Nope, not a quitter, especially as I’m working towards 800 posts on my other blog as well. But I have a ways to go with that one.

  • Pat yourself on the back for 900 posts since 2007. Can’t say that I’ve read all of them but the ones I have read have been interested and some of them have acutally been educational.

    • Thanks Bev. I think the only person who’s seen almost all of them might be Sire; we’ll need to give him something new to do.

  • Congratulations Mitch! Good job and a lot of hard work. Your blog is pretty amazing and I am learning new things everyday.

    • Thanks Carl. I keep trying to surprise people all the time. Next we’ll see about monetizing it a little better.

  • Hey Mitch – 900 is like Wow! I’m so far from that.. I know my biggest hurdle with getting content out is that I’m such a perfectionist -LOL.
    I really love the conversational style of your blogs posts- reminds me of Sire’s writing too.
    Congratulations and keep going!
    All the best,
    Eren

    • Thanks Eren. Perfectionist; bah! I hate making mistakes, but I don’t let it stop my output, ever. Kind of the Microsoft way; yeah, I said it! 😉

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