13 Years of Blogging
I'm committing to posting a report at the end of each year. A report about this blog. I did the last one five years ago when this place was eight years old.
This year my blog was visited by 123,690 users. 93% of them are new visitors. Not bad but, I had much better years. I remember having ~2000 sessions per day. The ~300 users/day now is the lack of writing time. I'm simply not blogging.
Where the users come from
Again, this year most people come from the United States. India, China, and United Kingdom are following shortly after that.
By the way, this metric changed the time when I post blog articles on Twitter. I see more traffic when I post the tweet late afternoon (this being morning in the states).
I have known this for some time, and this year's statistic confirmed my assumption - most of my blog readers are visiting the site on desktop devices.
That is the reason why I'm not so interested in making my blog super performant. I know that most people coming here have big screens and decent internet. Or maybe I'm just lazy, and I use this metric as an excuse 😎.
I'm not sure what baidu.com is. It looks like a search engine or something. It's a fact, though, that there are lots of links to my blog. The other referrals are Twitter, EchoJS, GitHub and CSSTricks.
For, I don't know, how many years "CSS: :before and :after pseudo elements in practice" is the most popular page of this blog. Here are the rest of the top 5 articles:
- "CSS: :before and :after pseudo elements in practice"
- VSCode go to definition/implementation fixed
- Implementing an async queue in 23 lines of code
It looks like I'm not writing trendy topics anymore 😑. I wrote these blog posts a long time ago.