Over the last few months I’ve started to notice that I’m actually getting traffic to my blog. I don’t think I’m getting that much traffic in the grand scheme of things, but it’s cool to see that my ramblings aren’t completely useless. In fact I checked FeedBurner today and found that 39 people are actually subscribing to my blog. This is great, but at the same time I need to remind everyone, while you subscribe to my blog, I subscribe to mediocrity and failure. As long as you realize I don’t have anything but low expectations for myself, what I produce will appear to be of a much greater quality.
From the analytics standpoint, I started blogging towards the end of May 2007, and as of today, I’ve reached roughly 10,500 unique visits, my average user time on site is 00:01:21, my bounce rate is 77.92%, and my new visits are 82.32%. Frankly, I’m astonished; I can only take the orange for at most 00:01:00 so thank you to the brave souls who endure. The majority of what people seem to be reading are the restaurant reviews which is not surprising considering the infrequency of and small audience for my posts on programming. That being said, I really enjoy writing up my experiences for local restaurants in the Central Florida area. Anyone who knows me, knows I like to eat. Local joints, especially restaurants, struggle enough to get their feet off the ground; if I can help them get their name out and reduce the amount of chain restaurant abuse in the area, that’s awesome. In fact, recently I’ve noticed that my wife and I are starting to repeat at a lot of places I’ve blogged about. If anyone has any new restaurants they can recommend in the Brevard area, please email me or post a comment. I have a feeling I have a lot more exploring to do.
As for those of you who read my programming posts, thanks for keeping an open perspective with respect to my thought process. I’m currently working on a few posts regarding DSLs in ColdFusion, a revisit of Grails, and different approaches to event handling in Flex. Please consider this fair warning that disappointment may be coming your way if you stay tuned in.
In all seriousness though, thank you to everyone who stops by and takes the time to read my sometimes nonsensical rants. I appreciate your average of 1.3 minutes and look forward to the day when I can provide something for you that makes you want to put in that extra 0.01 minute. Have a good one.