Another year is up, and what a year it has been. I finally open sourced wbstack, I complained about fake news, looked at Minecraft mods and took a look at how COVID-19 was affecting Wikipedia page views.
I make this post mainly for me to be able to look back at each year in a small snapshot. You can find similar posts for previous years in 2019, 2018 and 2017.
Currently I generate this post in a very manual way, sifting through data from WordPress stats, Twitter Analytics and my Github user page. Maybe I should change that for next year!
On the whole this blog continues to grow year on year, both in terms of content and readers.
A year or so ago I decided to start making yearly posts reviewing one of my online list. I’m a bit late this year considering it is April already, but it’s been one rollercoaster after another during the start of 2020.
- 23,940 page views, up from 12,374 (93% increase)
- 16,276 visitors, up from 8,578 (89% increase)
- 11 posts, down from 25
- 101 comments, up from 28
It’s a shame I wrote less, but I did go travelling for 6 months of the year, so it makes sense.
- 12,374 page views (up from 7992)
- 8,578 visitors (up from 5250)
- 24 posts (up from 4)
- 28 comments (up from 13)
Top 5 posts by page views in 2018:
- Guzzle 6 retry middleware, (still #1)
- Add Exif data back to Facebook images, (up from #4)
- Mislead by PHPUnit at() method, (down from #2)
- From 0 to kubernetes cluster with Ingress on custom VMs, (new 2018)
- gitgraph.js and codepen.io for git visualization, (new 2018)
Retrieved from wordpress.com stats.
2017 has been a great year with continued work at WMDE on both technical wishes projects and also Wikibase / Wikidata related areas. Along the way I shared a fair amount of this through this blog, although not as much as I would have liked. Hopefully I’ll be slightly more active in 2018. Here are some fun stats:
- 7,992 page views
- 5,350 visitors
- 4 total posts (that’s terrible, but its April 2018 now and I already have 6 under my belt)
- 1840 words
Top 5 posts by page views in 2017 were:
- Guzzle 6 retry middleware
- Misled by PHPUnit at() method
- Wikidata Map July 2017
- Add Exif data back to Facebook images
- Github release download count – Chrome Extension
To make myself feel slightly better we can have a look at github and the apparent 1,203 contributions in 2017: