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  • Seelenwahnsinn

    It’s a milestone nonetheless. Congratulations.

    And hey, I just remember I had to post a reply about the site’s new design. I have it on my to-do list; I actually remember opening the blog post and starting to write a reply, but I must have stopped halfway through for some reason.

    Well, what else can I say? I’m part of the Google Reader’s subscriber and actually AM a dedicated reader (though I rarely reply). As for Twitter, I follow just because you share (or used to share, I don’t read my Twitter timeline as often anymore) interesting stuff.

    What’s the next milestone? 5k? ;)

  • @Seelenwahnsinn

    Thanks. :)

    Well, what else can I say? I’m part of the Google Reader’s subscriber and actually AM a dedicated reader (though I rarely reply).

    Didn’t say that is mutually exclusive. :) Subscription is an awesome tool, but as any tool it can be both vital and waste of time.

    What’s the next milestone? 5k? ;)

    Nah, this is probably throwaway milestone. As per post – not too interested in number anymore.

    As for stats overall blog is currently in slow growth mode… Happy about growth of course, but staring at slow part put in numbers is not healthy. :)

  • JeeMan

    This website is part of my morning routine. Through Firefox, I open up FreewareGenius, Rarst, Dilbert, xkcd and a couple of other sites to check for new content.

    You are a part of my day! Not all articles are of interest to me, but most of them are.

    I think it is a good thing you do not care about numbers, but on the other hand, it is a sure sign that at least, some people read what you are writing.

  • @JeeMan

    High praise and thank you! :) Sorry that posts are far from daily lately, but better that than weak and forced out content.

    I think it is a good thing you do not care about numbers, but on the other hand, it is a sure sign that at least, some people read what you are writing.

    It’s not that I don’t care at all… But some numbers are less meaningful and important than others.

    Take FriendFeed slice of that pie. In theory that is 60+ dedicated readers. In practice that is under dozen visits a year.

    It isn’t as rational to care about number that has mixed and confusing meaning behind it.

    PS I will post next week some numbers about effect of theme change… I had a hunch it will turn out as it did… but still those are going to be interesting stuff to share and discuss.

  • Awesome good work!
    Numbers are important, but also not important. Numbers show you are respected by more than a few people, and not a waffling idiot =] Numbers aren’t as important as engagement, depending on what your aims and goals are for the site.
    Keep up the good work and I’m sure your readership will only continue to grow

  • @Relequestual

    Maybe but this specific number seems to have little connection with reality.

    Keep up the good work and I’m sure your readership will only continue to grow

    Thanks, so far so good. :)

  • Damian

    I use Google Reader and I think I can explain why it seems to be huge in your stats – you came up in their (I think) technology pack – I had not encountered your site before this. To be honest most of the packaged suggestions turned out to be pretty useless and I dont even bother checking them now but it was your content (useful) and writing style (fun – please dont take that the wrong way!!) that made me stick with you.

    As for why Google Reader and not another I use the minimalist greasemonkey script as I only ever add a new sub and use j / k to scroll through. Its part of my Google account and so its pretty simple and convenient for me.

  • @Damian

    Google Reader’s percentage was pretty much same in earlier days of the blog.

    But it’s a possibility… Not a first time I hear about someone discovering me via Google Reader. I should probably look into if I can somehow track that in Analytics.

    I wonder how many techies actually use Google Reader as-is. :) It seems one of the most popular web apps to hack parts from with user CSS, scripts or whatever.

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