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Happy Blogday to me…

by mel starrs on April 11, 2008

in Housekeeping

Birth day cake

Is is really two years?

Almost 360 posts, over 70 regular subscribers, almost 8000 hits in the past year*, including over 250 to BREEAM is a means to an end post.

*Over 20% of visitors use Firefox as their browser, most of the rest use IE.  Only 0.5% use Mac although one visitor found me using their Playstation 3, two with their iPhone. The two favourite screen sizes are 1024×768 (39%) and 1280×1024 (24%). 28% of readers are in London.

Guess I’m going to keep this up for the forseeable future then.

Some thoughts about the blog and where I see it going:

  • I love using del.icio.us as a mini-blogging tool – 255 characters is usually enough space to comment on a news item and leaves me a lot more time to write “proper” posts
  • Twitter is looking like a good way of micro-blogging but I’m not quite ready to add it into my main feed yet
  • I still have a stupid number of drafts sitting around cluttering my mind, especially some book reviews I promised to publish over a year ago.  Mental clutter = distraction.  Will finish these in May once I get back to the physical copies of the books.
  • The past year has been a whirlwind of scattered thinking.  I’m hoping to focus on topics in a more structured fashion for the next
  • A bloggers to-do list is never finished.  The minute I get one thing done, I find another gadget or widget to play with or see some other niggle I want to fix.  All this on top of posting.  I must learn to accept this and realise things will never be complete.  Live with it.

Thanks to everyone who has read, commented or sent me emails in the past year, especially those who let me know when when my awesome web skills have broken the site.

  • Iain

    Happy Blog Birthday Mel!

    I always look forward to reading your pieces no matter how short or long. The del.icio.us are fantastic in condensing knowledge or opinion without losing their impact by putting it in a longer piece.

    I’ve recently started Jane Jacobs’ Life and Death of Great American Cities, you recommended on here. It is a cracking book so far, few pages in, and I’m sure I’ll enjoy it.

    Many thanks and here’s to the next 360!

  • Iain

    Happy Blog Birthday Mel!

    I always look forward to reading your pieces no matter how short or long. The del.icio.us are fantastic in condensing knowledge or opinion without losing their impact by putting it in a longer piece.

    I’ve recently started Jane Jacobs’ Life and Death of Great American Cities, you recommended on here. It is a cracking book so far, few pages in, and I’m sure I’ll enjoy it.

    Many thanks and here’s to the next 360!

  • http://www.zerochampion.com Phil Clark

    Many happy returns,
    The freedom blogging allows you is both a blessing and a curse. Throwing out unstructured thoughts and opinions is great but sometimes it’s good to slow down and assess. Although that’s pretty hard when there’s so much going on and so much to react to.
    Looking forward to reading the book reviews as I’m on the look out for some fresh brain food.
    Phil

  • http://www.zerochampion.com Phil Clark

    Many happy returns,
    The freedom blogging allows you is both a blessing and a curse. Throwing out unstructured thoughts and opinions is great but sometimes it’s good to slow down and assess. Although that’s pretty hard when there’s so much going on and so much to react to.
    Looking forward to reading the book reviews as I’m on the look out for some fresh brain food.
    Phil

  • http://www.fairsnape.wordpress.com martin

    Happy blog day form here too. Well done Mel – you are an inspiration to keep at this blogging – and now twittering – lark.

    I have followed so many of your links to discover some really good stuff…

    keep it going

  • http://www.fairsnape.wordpress.com martin

    Happy blog day form here too. Well done Mel – you are an inspiration to keep at this blogging – and now twittering – lark.

    I have followed so many of your links to discover some really good stuff…

    keep it going

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