First month’s restrospect

It has been just under a month now since I started this blog. I must say, I am overwhelmed by the responses so far. I would have expected the first few months to start slow, getting maybe some 100 visits a day. I got way more, up to 1000 a day:

Visits per day in January, captured by "Count Per Day" WP plugin
Visits per day in January, as captured by “Count Per Day” WP plugin

The plugin I use to count my blog visitors has a feature that tells me where visitors come from. The biggest source seems to be Twitter, and the most contributing factor there is @meetingcpp who has retweeted every single blog post announcement I have done. In addition he has linked to this blog in his article about C++ in 2015 which has contributed to the spike on Jan 16th. Thanks for that, Jens! The second source of visitors is the blog on isocpp.org. I had never dreamed of being mentioned there – at least not in the first months.

All together I think I have had a pretty good start, and I am determined to keep up the work.

However, I could not have done that without the motivation I owe to John Somnez, his book “Soft Skills” and his email course on how to start a blog. If you want to start a blog or, like me, have just started one, get that course. It’s free, you’ll get six lessons per mail, and they have some pretty good advice to get you up and running. Thank you so much, John!

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