Thanks For A Great Year

Thank you so much for visiting my website in 2006. I would have forgotten to write this had Helaine not reminded me.

I enjoy writing. The blog helped me discover that. It has also made me a better writer and re-writer. Rewriting has been my biggest surprise, because that’s when the entries really come together.

Still, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t enjoying quantifying your presence.

Here are some ‘back of the envelope’ calculations (really – I used an envelope). It looks like my daily traffic is up approximately 30% over last year. I must have posted a lot more multimedia files, because at the same time I’m using 40% more bandwidth.

In 2006 this site served over 118 gigabytes of stuff. That’s ridiculous. It’s more than you could fit on a couple dozen DVDs!

For a simple blog, this site does well. That people have found it is somewhat organic. As far as I know, it’s only been mentioned once on TV, and that by an fill-in anchor who didn’t realize she really shouldn’t.

Some of my traffic comes from new readers of my home page. People come and go all the time.

Some traffic also comes simply because there is so much more indexed by the search engines. There are at least 500 pages on this site that weren’t here a year ago and each has been seen by Google, Yahoo!, MSN and their brethern.

My home page has a Google page rank of 5. has a 6. The New Haven Register has a 4. Sorry Register.

I keep saying I’m going to move the blog from its current host, but the process seems so daunting, I just leave it where it is. It’s also running out-of-date software.

Maybe this year? Probably not. I am very good at procrastination.

Thanks also to those of you who left comments. Often they are thought provoking. I never know whether to respond or not. If I’ve left you hanging, I apologize.

Geez – look at the time. Even I need to get to bed at some point.

6 thoughts on “Thanks For A Great Year”

  1. Thanks for all the blogging. If you keep blogging, we’ll keep reading. Happy New Year to you, Helaine, and Steffie!

  2. The Register a 4? Oh well, at least it’s not a 3.

    Wonder if we could turn your blog into a column?

    Happy New Year to you and the family.



  3. Happy New Year to you and yours!

    I’ve greatly enjoyed reading your blog since I stumbled across it this year. I’ve been watching you on Channel 8 since I was a kid visiting my sister when she was at Yale … it’s been fun to learn more about “New Haven’s crazy weatherman”. 😉

  4. Happy New Year, Geoff. Your blog is really fun to read and “experience”… You take us “along” for balloon rides, vacations and give us your spin on things. I feel like I know Helaine and Stef like they’re friends! Hope your 2007 is a good one and know that your readers really appreciate you! Evi

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