10 Years of Blogging

I’ve had this blog since December 16, 2011. It’s one of the oldest accounts I currently have active on the Internet (I made my NaNoWriMo account in 2008, and my former deviantART account was created in 2007). If I include this here blog posts, I’ve made 271 posts in total.

Of course, that only includes posts I haven’t deleted. There are a lot of posts I’ve deleted, especially in the early years. Fortunately, I stopped deleting posts in 2017 – mostly because I knew by that time what I did and didn’t want to include on this blog.

Here is a table showing every blog post (and the associated word count) that I’ve ever posted to this blog. It doesn’t include this one.

Year Online Posts Word Count Deleted Posts Word Count Total Posts Word Count
2011 0 0 6 1,517 6 1,517
2012 11 3,001 76 22,220 87 25,221
2013 1 102 41 17,866 42 17,968
2014 2 2,126 59 20,230 61 22,356
2015 11 2,453 6 888 17 3,341
2016 15 3,143 5 1,184 20 4,327
2017 12 3,626 0 0 12 3,626
2018 21 8,767 0 0 21 8,767
2019 14 2,751 0 0 14 2,751
2020 30 44,515 0 0 30 44,515
2021 153 134,499 0 0 153 134,499
TOTAL 270 204,983 193 63,905 463 268,888

I sure wrote a lot of blog posts from 2012-2014, but it doesn’t compare at all to 2021, when I made the decision to have 3 posts per week fairly early on. I had a goal of 150 and I hit it before the end of the year!

wordpress2021stats

Unsurprisingly, 2021 is the most popular year for this blog, and 2017, when I wrote one post per month, was the least popular. This proves the obvious: writing more blog posts brings more traffic to your blog.

Am I going to write as much in 2022 as I did in 2021? Well, no. In 2021, I had two serial novels going, I was posting old artwork every week, and I wrote a bunch about my old conlangs. I haven’t exactly run out of things to write about, but there are certainly fewer topics I want to cover.

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