I started this blog 6 months and 155 blog posts ago! Thank you for your encouragement and support!

To celebrate, I want to share some stats and insights. You can compare these to my 1 month status report.

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Before you review this information, please note that I haven’t been at all consistent in using the many tools and methods and techniques that most full time bloggers usually unleash. I don’t even understand many of the tools and ways of thinking. Yet. And I certainly don’t compare to giant blogs. Yet. :-)

So in my mind’s eye, I imagine that it’ll keep getting better. On the other hand, I’m not trying to make any excuses! I’m grateful and happy with how it’s gone so far!

In the first 6 months, the Black Fives Blog has been visited as follows:

Overall:

  • 68,452 page views
  • 1:08 avg. minutes per visitor (well above average)
  • in 121 countries
  • representing 53 different languages
  • from all 50 of the United States

Top 10 Visiting U.S. States (# of different visiting cities and towns):

  1. New York (282)
  2. California (350)
  3. Illinois (208)
  4. Pennsylvania (281)
  5. New Jersey (286)
  6. Texas (135)
  7. Massachusetts (199)
  8. Virginia (92)
  9. Florida (145)
  10. North Carolina (137)

Top 10 Visiting Countries (# of different visiting cities and towns):

  1. United States (all 50 states)
  2. Canada (168)
  3. United Kingdom (156)
  4. Australia (14)
  5. Germany (98 )
  6. Philippines (16)
  7. France (61)
  8. Japan (58)
  9. Netherlands (67)
  10. China (20)

Least Visiting U.S. States:

  1. Wyoming (last place)
  2. Alaska
  3. Montana
  4. South Dakota
  5. North Dakota

Most Remote Visitors:

  1. Mongolia
  2. Mali
  3. Suriname
  4. Fiji
  5. Sri Lanka

Operating Systems:

  • 82% Windows
  • 17% Mac
  • 1% Other

Browsers:

  • 50% Explorer
  • 40% Firefox (my preference)
  • 8% Safari
  • 2% Other

Most Popular Visiting Hours:

  • 2pm-3pm (9%)
  • 3pm-4pm (9%)
  • 4pm-5pm (7%)
  • 1pm-2pm (6%)
  • 5pm-6pm (6%)

Technorati Ranking:

  • Authority: 51 (was 14 in November 2007)
  • Rank: 157,747 (was 587,893 in November 2007!)

I’ll share some more info later this week about great resources you can use if you (or someone you love) are thinking about or already have a blog.

If you have any suggestions, feedback, insights, or tips for me or for others, please feel free to share them with everyone.

Meanwhile, thank you for helping all of us make history now!