May 10, 2006
Blogiversary, Part II
So it’s now been two years since I launched OnlyOnce. Last year at this time, I gave a bunch of stats of how my blog was going.
The interesting thing about this year, is that a lot of these stats seem to have leveled off. I have almost the same number of subscribers (email and RSS) and unique visits as last year. The number’s not bad — it’s in the thousands — and I’m still happy to be writing the blog for all the reasons I expressed here back in June 2004, but it’s interesting that new subs seem to be harder to come by these days. I assume that’s a general trend that lots of bloggers are seeing as the world of user-generated content gets more and more crowded.
Not that I’m competitive with my board members, but I believe that Brad and Fred have both continued to see massive subscriber increases in their blogs. They attribute it to two things — (1) they have lots of money they give to entrepreneurs, and (2) they write a lot more than I do, usually multiple postings per day, as compared to a couple postings per week.
I don’t see either of those aspects of my blog changing any time soon, so if those are the root causes, then I’ll look forward to continuing this for my existing readers (and a few more here and there) into 2007!