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Sunday, December 18, 2005, is the first anniversary of Jonathan's Coffeeblog. Wow! I've been writing this thing for a whole year. A long time ago when I was 20, I thought of becoming a writer, but talked myself out of it because I didn't think I could motivate myself to write often enough to produce something publishable. Now my software tells me that I have posted 72 items to this weblog. True, I have had episodes of Blogger's Block. And also true, when I was 20 nobody dreamed of a place called cyberspace where anybody could publish to the world without paying a printer, getting accepted by a periodical editor, or making a book deal with a publishing house.
And yes, it's true that I haven't made a dime from the Coffeeblog. But, as of the day I write this, Jonathan's Coffeeblog has had 6,010 visitors and 9,094 page views, including visitors from 11 different time zones, whose computers run in 24 different languages. Do they read it? Well, the average visit length is 28 seconds. That's enough time to groove on the great graphics and glance at the subtitle. On December 12, an Illinois visitor spent 26 minutes and 7 seconds on Jonathan's Coffeeblog. Now, that's what I call Getting Stuff Done. And no, it wasn't my mother, who will be 90 next August. She reads Jonathan's Coffeeblog too, but she doesn't spend that much time online. At least that's what she tells me.
Does that make Jonathan's Coffeeblog a major success in the blogosphere? Hah! According to Technorati, there are 165,995 weblogs who have more links from other blogs than the measly 16 that we've got. (Hey, I've just used the editorial "we!" To paraphrase Clint Eastwood as Dirty Harry, "Who's WE, sucker?" My answer: "Steve Jobs, Tim Berners-Lee, and ME. But I digress.) Back to the question. I may not have BoingBoing's 18,649 links, but my 28 seconds per reader is 28 seconds more than I've ever gotten from the New Yorker, Simon and Schuster, and Penguin Books combined. As Technorati's Niall Kennedy wrote, "Blog about your passions." Well, I did. For a whole year. And it feels great.| Technorati Tags: Blogging NewYorker Tag Coffeeblog Anniversary
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