Ok, so I got a notice today that my blog is 4 years old...honestly, it's been probably one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I'm certainly no blog king or any kind of expert but I like to think in a way, I've added something to the community and helped a few folks have a better career along the way.
If you've never blogged but wanted to do it, just do it. Trust me on this, you won't regret it and you'll probably learn even more than you share...I know I have learned WAY more than I've shared.
Anyway, here's to another 4 years and sharing a few random pieces of info about my blog I don't generally share but think are kind of cool. Hope you enjoy.
39 people read my first post.....thanks Mom, Dad, family......man, tough start
151 people read my blog during it's first MONTH of existence.....yeah, I rule.
About 1500 people read my blog a month when I'm not writing much (see now), when I actually write 4-6 posts a month that number jumps to about 3500.....that blows my mind.
Since I started this blog, people have read my posts 75,000 times...which is just silly and humbling.
The post "My review of The Google Resume" had about 5500 people read it, the second most popular is "Thinking about a career in recruiting?" which ironically still gets about 50 new views a week. Weird but awesome.
Most of my readers come via www.jeffreytmoore.com which is cool.....the second most via @JeffreyTMoore on Twitter so follow me if you don't already....
The large majority of my page views are from the US, like 60% but every day and week someone internationally reads what I've got say....just today for example, people in 10 different countries read my blog. Again, humbling and really shows how small and interconnected the world is when a dude from NH writes a blog that gets read in China......(damn!)
I run ads on the blog but have never made any money....note to self, fix that. Anyone want to help?
That's probably about it for cool blog stats and insights. Like I said, I don't generally share much info about the back end of the blog but I find it so amazing that after 4 years I thought it would be fun.
The only other thing I can say is THANK YOU! Honestly, I never thought I'd get 100 people to read my ramblings and it's by far the most rewarding thing I've done. So if you're a loyal reader (you guys know who are you) or some random person in China who is wondering what the hell this dude with he laser beams is saying....cheers to you all.