March 31st means it is blog’iversary time again. I find it hard to believe a decade has passed by since that first tentative post.
It was rather special to spend a few days last week with the Shaan Hurley (on the left wearing a cap below), who inspired me to blog, and other CAD bloggers. Amazing that thanks to this hobby I have made, and in some cases met, many friends around the world. To everyone, everywhere, thanks for visiting, reading and subscribing!
Some annual stats follow in the extended post
In spite of less than prolific posting from me this year, this is a hobby!, visits held up. I’ve shown the FeedBurner RSS Subscription Stats but lost a lot of faith in the service. It appears Google have put it on death-watch, or death-ignore to be more accurate, and the numbers bounce all over the place.
Visits & Subscribers:
The weekly “blog beat” is fairly constant, thanks to back catalogue as much as any new content.
In spite of RSS and feed technology not being talked about much and, soon, Google actively discouraging readers subscriptions are still steadily growing.
As usual the US dominates but nice to see Australasia third behind Northern Europe in the regional list.
Browser & Operating System:
It’s interesting to watch this over the years even if it doesn’t really mean much. Compared to 2013 IE lost 2% and Firefox was down 5%. iOS Safari was almost static but Android bumped Opera down the list.
The winner was Chrome up 2%, nearly doubling the lead it established over IE last year.
Operating Systems saw Windows still top, both iOS and Mac ahead of Android. Those Windows Phone visits were probably just me!
Of the Windows versions 7 still rules, about the same as last year. After debuting 4th last year Windows 8 bumped Vista from 3rd place spot. Windows 8 + 8.1 got close to matching XP but, even with 10% decline, it held on to second. I wonder how that will change over the next year and if those Windows 98 users will ever upgrade?
Thanks for reading, see you in year eleven!