Goals

How’s the blogging going – 2020 version

For each of the seven years I have been blogging, I have posted a fairly geeky post about my progress and numbers. It’s something I look forward to, and it helps me get an idea of what the next year might look like.

Posts and Other Numbers

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Posts 158 124 71 64 112 41 49
Sessions 2899 7081 2700 2277 3545 7388 N/A
Users 1262 5108 1691 1334 2795 6235 N/A
Page Views 9790 13586 7009 7925 9888 14355 N/A

I switched to a new analytics program half way through the year. What I didn’t know is that it won’t let me look at more than a month ago unless I pay, which I don’t want to. Time to go shopping again. I’m not shocked that I didn’t write as much as in years past. More than last year, less than 2018. I think I’ll make 52 posts for the year an official goal.

Adding a metric (or two)

I am going to add a metric. I currently have 434 addresses on my newsletter e-mailing list. This will become an important metric when I publish my 2021 goals.

I sold six paintings this year.

Most popular posts (by month)

While I lost some data, I was still able to see (in general) what the more popular posts were.

Conclusion

I am little surprised I didn’t write more, but with the pandemic and assorted issues (including moving and getting a pair of kittens), maybe it’s time to give myself a break.