2013: The Year of Blogging Fitfully

2013 was another shitful year, and a relatively unproductive one as far as blogging is concerned, with just 119 posts generating around 500 or so comments. For the benefit of the Department of Statistics at ZOG, here’s a breakdown:

December: 15
November: 5
October: 15
September: 8
August: 10
July: 8
June: 10
May: 12
April: 12
March: 10
February: 10
January: 4

In terms of visits and pageviews, I haven’t been able to access one set of figures since July. That said, on December 19, 2012, I was informed by sitemeter that the blog had received a total of (approximately) 1,086,807 visits, with a daily average of 411 and a total of 2,304,122 pageviews. As of today, the blog has received a total of (approximately) 1,221,132 visits, an Average Per Day of 179, and 2,674,425 pageviews (average 478). These figures are unreliable, for various reasons, mostly technical.

In summary, my blog is declining in popularity, both in terms of average visits and pageviews. I understand this to be a function of a lack of quantity and quality of posts (and minimal promotion), on the one hand, and the eclipse of the blogosphere by social media such as Facebook and Twitter, on the other.

Otherwise: in October I claimed to be giving up blogging — but kept on going anyway. (I expressed similar misgivings in March.) In November I wrote a thing for crikey on Jock Palfreeman and another thing last month for newmatilda on the G20 summit and media. I’ll probably try and write a few more things for publication elsewhere during the course of the next few months.

Sincere thanks to those of who you who’ve been supportive during the course of 2013; I hope 2014 brings us more anarchy, resistance and joy and less chaos, complicity and misery. Who knows? Buggered if I do …

About @ndy

I live in Melbourne, Australia. I like anarchy. I don't like nazis. I enjoy eating pizza and drinking beer. I barrack for the greatest football team on Earth: Collingwood Magpies. The 2014 premiership's a cakewalk for the good old Collingwood.
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2 Responses to 2013: The Year of Blogging Fitfully

  1. LeftInternationalist says:

    Well, for my part I hope to see you blogging long into the future. I appreciate your blog for the humour, the politics, the debates, and the coverage of what the far-right lunatics are up to, in Australia and beyond.

  2. @ndy says:

    Cheers LeftInternationalist. I hope to be writing some much longer pieces on the subject of the far right later in the year.

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