Walking Randomly celebrates its second birthday

August 18th, 2009 | Categories: walking randomly | Tags:

Blimey! When I first started this blog I never even imagined that I would still be writing it two years on and yet here we are – still going strong.  Technically speaking, WR’s actual birthday is on the 20th but I won’t have net access that day so I’m writing this celebration post a couple of days early.

Let’s look at some statistics – most of which are useless but fun anyway

  • Average number of daily visits: 1000 (ish)
  • Number of RSS subscribers: 501 (up from 143 last year)
  • Alexa Ranking: 1,016,417 (up about half a million from last year)
  • Google Ranking: 5 (up 1 from last year)
  • Number of posts: 296
  • Number of comments: 737

I’ve never expected big numbers for this blog since it is a random collection of rather niche subjects (Maths software, mobile computing, games, programming etc) but some of the numbers above are far better than I could have ever imagined when I first started out.  For me, the statistics are only a tiny part of the story though since I don’t write to get statistics.  I write in the hope that someone, somewhere will find the content useful, interesting, fun and maybe all three.

One of the reasons why writing a blog is so much fun is the interaction you get with your readers.  I don’t make any money from Walking Randomly but I get paid handsomely in comments and many of them are worth their weight in gold.  Not only have I learned so much from all of you but I have also made a lot of interesting new friends and contacts from all over the world.  That’s something that’s very difficult to buy.

You people are awesome and without you this blog would be pointless so please keep reading, commenting, correcting me and teaching me and above all…THANK YOU!

  1. August 18th, 2009 at 13:01
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    I’d come here regularly solely because of the niche subjects :-)

  2. August 20th, 2009 at 00:27
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    Happy Birthday!!! I’m not surprised that you have a lot of readers — there’s great stuff on here. :)