Five Year Blog Anniversary

Updated: 10 October, 2018 seen 111

Today, on October 10th, 2018, website is celebrating its 5th birthday. Each blog anniversary is a huge milestone for me and the 5th birthday is no exception. What has started as a simple experiment has turned out to be a successful online business venture!

It was just yet another Autumn evening when back on October 10, 2013, I registered domain name, but in fact, I started my blog some 7 days earlier on October 3rd, 2013.

I had my blog been set up and it already was filled with a few articles, before it was actually launched. Yes, such strange behavior probably can be explained that geeks do geek things, though I don't see a geek in me.

I started this blog thing with a goal - To blog 365 consecutive days and when I launched I was looking to reach about 6,000 monthly users by the end of my first blogging year. The fact is, after the first year of consecutive blogging I reached just 3,364 monthly users, what was just a half of my goal. Now 5 years later I'm reaching an audience of 100,000 and more users monthly. Amazing,though it has been a long road

Blog traffic October 2013 - October 2018 (Data source: Google Analytics)

Blog traffic October 2013 - October 2018 (Data source: Google Analytics)

In the past five year's blog has attracted more than 3 million users and generated more than 4.2 million page views.

For the past five years, I have been writing every single day - that's more than 1800 days not missing an article (Ok, I missed two days back in 2014 actually)  - consecutive writing has been my corner strategy.

Writing an article per day for 5 consecutive years is not an easy task. That's why I've decided for the next year I will limit my writing just to 5 articles per week - you can still expect an article on weekdays. 

For the future, I can see that I will keep writing about my travels (in and out Georgia), investments (crypto, peer to peer lending and stocks), and some technical geek stuff about Drupal website development, for example.

The Bottom Line

That said - thank you for being with me, commenting, sharing and liking my articles. You are the best reader I could even imagine.