Once per year, I celebrate the creation of this blog. Thus, three years ago today, I unleashed Engineering Radio with the idea that not too many other people were telling the story about technical aspect of radio broadcasting. At the time, Radio World, a fine publication by any standard, seemed to be moving away from technical details, anecdotes and other useful bits of information. I felt that is was something that people would like to read, and I was correct.
Without further adieu, here is my observations from the past year:
- We have taken on sort of an international flavor, this last year. A slightly greater percentage of visitors are coming from overseas, which I welcome. According to my flag counter, approximately 62% of visitors are from the US, the other top five countries are; UK, Canada, Netherlands, Australia, and Germany. I have also fixed the translator plug-in for word press. In Russian the blog is translated as: Радиоинженерия, (thanks Geoff in Oz) which translates to Radio Engineering. I am not sure “Engineering” can be rendered as a verb in Russian.
- Also, I have noted that of the 195 recognized countries in the world, 183 have visited this blog.
- I posted 162 stories last year, an average of 14 per month, making the total post count 470.
- There are 1,441 legitimate comments and 175,108 spam comments.
- There are about 120 subscribers to the RSS feed
- I receive an average of 438 page loads with 62 returning visitors each day
- Total reach of ~143,000 page views from ~93,000 unique visitors
- Busiest day of the week is Thursday, I don’t know why.
I did some housekeeping, cleaning out some no longer relevant stories and other such things, therefore the story count is slightly off from last year. No matter.
This year, I have greatly enjoyed meeting fellow radio enthusiasts like Mike Fitzpatrick and Scott Fybush among others. The blog is a constant learning experience and I enjoy greatly all of the personal interactions; blog comments, facebook posts and off line emails.
Thus, it has been a good year.
With my return to school last spring, the time constraints have somewhat reduced the quantity of posts, while hopefully not the quality. As I have said in previous years, this is a labor of love and I will continue to write as long as you guys (and girls) continue to read.