We have moved!!! September 8, 2011Posted by pacejmiller in Blogging, Websites.
Tags: Blog, Domain name, Hosts, wordpress, Wordpress.com
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Hello there, lovely subscribers.
I have finally successfully migrated my blog from wordpress.com to my own domain at http://pacejmiller.com. Everything on this old blog has been automatically redirected to the new and improved website (lookin’ good).
Unfortunately, I don’t know how to automatically move my subscribers to the new site (it might not be possible), so if any of you would like to continue your subscriptions, please check out pacejmiller.com and subscribe using the buttons on the sidebar!
In any case, I would really appreciate it if you could please visit the new site and let me know what you think!
About Writing: 2010 in review January 2, 2011Posted by pacejmiller in Blogging, On Writing, Websites.
Tags: 2010, Blog, blog stats, Ninja Assassin, readers, stats, wordpress, Wordpress.com, year in review
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Got an email from WordPress today about how this blog did over the last 12 months. Here it is!
The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:
The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.
The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 380,000 times in 2010. If it were an exhibit at The Louvre Museum, it would take 16 days for that many people to see it.
In 2010, there were 342 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 599 posts. There were 837 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 452mb. That’s about 2 pictures per day.
The busiest day of the year was January 22nd with 3,948 views. The most popular post that day was My European Adventure Round-up.
Where did they come from?
The top referring sites in 2010 were stumbleupon.com, en.wordpress.com, google.com, facebook.com, and search.aol.com.
Some visitors came searching, mostly for neuschwanstein, neuschwanstein castle, prague, manny pacquiao, and neuschwanstein castle pictures.
Attractions in 2010
These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.
My European Adventure Round-up April 2009
The 20 Most Rewatchable Movies of All-Time February 2010
Travel Update: Prague is Overrated! April 2009
Prediction: Mayweather Jr vs Marquez September 2009
Movie Review: Ninja Assassin (2009) April 2010
That’s it! Here’s to another great year for About Writing!
Dude, where’s my blog hits? September 27, 2009Posted by pacejmiller in Blogging.
Tags: Blog, blog hits, blog stats, decrease, hit counter, hits, stat counter, stat meter, stats, wordpress, Wordpress.com
At about 9 months old, my blog on WordPress.com had been coming along well. From humble beginnings where 50 hits got me all excited, it’s gotten to a point where it was generating at least 500-600 hits a day. More recently 700-900. As high as 1000 even. Until two days ago, that is.
I was shocked to see that my stats fell dramatically yesterday to around 400. I’ve had drop offs like that before, but usually only because I had a post that got Stumbled or something and it went up unusually high the previous day. There had never been a drop of 300+ in a day when the stats were moderately steady.
However, today I was stunned to see things got even worse. With just a couple of hours before the stat counter rolls over, I’ve only got 173 hits. That’s the lowest I’ve had since probably April this year, when the blog was still in adolescence. Is it a genuine drop-off in visits or a problem with the stat meter?
Trawling the WordPress forums, it seems I’m not the only one that’s experiencing this. It’s been said that a lot of things can go wrong in logging a hit, with search engines, servers, programs, systems, etc etc, so hopefully it’s not a permanent downward spiral. I feared that perhaps this was my real stats and that my old ones were just wrongly inflated, but it appears the WordPress stat meter is one of the more accurate ones out there (not that I have tried anything else).
Anyone else out there having similar problems?