Blog stats for 2014 and what I learned

Each year I read around the net how different blogs did for the year and attempt to compare myself to those blogs or just simply learn how I can do things better. I also get asked many times by aspiring tech bloggers how much traffic to expect. I always say “not much at first” but focus on “green content” – ie. content that will forever get hits from SEO and search engines, or timeless content. As you will see below, a majority of my top posts came from previous years. My average bounce rate was 1.37 for 2014, meaning each visitor viewed almost 1.4 posts on each visit. This at least tells me the majority of people who get sent to my blog look at another post for some reason or another.

This year I focused on developer and business content and cut way back on personal information and relied more on platforms like Facebook for that stuff. I also focused on what I considered better content and less frequent posts unless I had something good to share or it was time sensitive. So here are my results for this blog:

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Thank you for a great 2014!

Over the years I have had interactions with many of you and I wanted to say thank you for reading my blog!

I am attempting to gauge the value of my blog by getting some reader feedback. So if you have time please write a short email back to me (no need to reply to all) and let me know what value you have gotten from my blog or videos on YouTube.

What I am looking for is any value what so ever, here are some things to consider:

  • It helped me with a problem I had at my job or at customer XXX
  • It helped educate me on a particular technology or feature
  • It helped me on a school or work assignment
  • It helped me close business at customer XXX
  • It helped my marriage or significant relationship

It is up to you if you want to name customers or companies – the more information the better, I will leave that up to your discretion. I promise this information will not be made public.


Bob Balfe