The First 100,000 Visits

I’ve been blogging for a long time, longer than I’ve owned this domain or had Google Analytics.  Beyond public blogging I also keep a paper journal, and in fact cart an entire box of my old journals with me whenever I move (which has been often).  I also wrote more than 500 blog posts on the Twilio blog, and have guest posted for TechCrunch.

Recently this blog has been enjoying some popularity but I hadn’t looked very closely at the stats.  I fired up Google Analytics and it looks like I very recently crossed 100,000 all time visitors — from August 2008 to present — which is a bit of a milestone.  My blog archives go back to September 2007, when I started working for the first tech startup of my life: Pelago.  It was also a month after I married Kevin.

Some stats:

  • 236 RSS subscribers (according to Feedburner)
  • 222 published posts
  • 197 drafts
  • 100,875 visits – more than half of which were in the past 6 months
  • 16.48% of visits are from returning visitors
  • 3 minutes average time on page across all posts
  • Average page load time 13.68 seconds (WTF!!!)
  • 21.6% of visitors via mobile

Top Content by Pageviews

  1. Don’t Waste a Single Moment (June 2012)
  2. How to Hustle SXSW for Fun & Profit (February 2012)
  3. How I Built a Multi-User Door Buzzer for Our Apartment (June 2010)
  4. Got 99 Competitors & Bit.ly is One (June 2012)
  5. Starting Referly Took Me Three Years (May 2012)

Traffic Breakdown

  • 16.7% Search
  • 57% Referral
  • 25.5% Direct

Top Referral Traffic Sources

  • Hacker News
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google.com
  • Referly
  • Twilio
  • LinkedIn
  • Seattle20.com
  • Congrats to your milestone! I reached 100,000 visits on July 15, 2005. http://egoist.blogspot.se/2005/07/100000-visits-to-ego.html