The Dave's ACT blog has sort of turned 1, it's a little older but not by much. The blog is an interesting addition for me to my study/interest/hobby of heritage and history in the Australian Capital Territory. I also keep statistics (of non personally identifiable information) of the sites visitors.
I started using the HiStats statistics package 12 months ago today shortly after starting this blog. The first months recorded statistics began with 373 visitors in July 2010 (roughly 10 a day), growing to 3,269 July 2011. (roughly 110 a day). About half are returning visitors so I suppose about 50 people regularly read the blog daily.
Dave's ACT's blogging platform is Blogger, a free Google product that makes blogging very easy and through them I pay $10 per annum for my domain name, that's all, total blogging cost. Blogger tells me the blog has had 'Page views all time history' - * 82,351 (average 225 per day) *from blog's origin. There are 367 posts in the archive as of this date with the first post being the 21st April 2010 about Theodore's Aboriginal grinding grooves.
Google ensured that the most popular individual posts were... YARRALUMLA WOOLSHED (1,543), DUNTROON GOLDFIELD (454), 2010 QUEANBEYAN FLOODING NEWS (411), CIVIC BROWN SNAKE (374), MOLONGLO RIVER FLOOD 2010 (364), OLD CANBERRA HOSPITAL (289), SOUTHERN CORROBOREE FROG (258), SYMBOLISM IN THE CANBERRA PLAN (254), OAKS ESTATE (237) and CONVICT FLOGGINGS (237)
I might add I am still waiting on my spotter's fee from the ACT Gov for pushing 1,543 punters their direction. How long is the venue booked out for? Great venue! Yarralumla Woolshed hire fees.
And the most popular pages were... ACT CONVICTS (2,751), ACT MAPS (1,552), SCARRED TREES (1,147), ARCHIVE A-Z (1,080), ACT TIMELINE (900), THE OFFICE (898)
Total revenue off the blog for 12 months was $119 which is deposited directly into my Granddaughter's bank account by Google. Just in case anybody wondered...
If you are a regular reader of my nonsense thanks for reading and I have enjoyed the reader's comments of those that partake of such things and look forward to more from people who share the same interest. Off we go on another year...