Today is the first birthday of my personal website. Remember the launch
? In the past year I no-blogged on many different topics which undoubtedly are important to millions of people. Statistics:
90 posts (including this one). This means an average of 0.246 posts per day or one post every 4.07 days.
Over 700 comments. This means an average of about 2 comments per day or about 8 comments per article.
About 100 unique (unique IP addresses) visits per day.
I still do not understand how millions of readers can make just 100 unique visits per day but my guess is that most if not all ISPs in the world are caching the Sietch’s content locally so they can save bandwidth. It is a well known fact that Google Reader does that but a bug with the cache causes it to display every post twice. Or probably the guys at Google think that my website is so important that every article should be presented to the reader twice. In this case I will have to agree.
In the past year the software that supports the Sietch received many important features. In my opinion the most important feature is the RSS feed
but there are also the Pseudorandom quotes, the latest comments section (now with anchors), the HTML posts (thanks to TinyMCE
which became project of the Month on Sourceforge
), links in non-HTML posts (thanks to regular expressions), comment policy and many more. Of course the thing that our team (which up to now consists of me only but you can expect new members soon) is most proud of is the "Works on My Machine"
certificate. Does it work on yours?
P.S. Of course it is Open Sauce