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2013 in review

I know it is February but maybe it is still OK to look back at what happened to this blog last year. The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 20,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Blogging for Four Years

Today this blog is celebrating its 4th birthday. That means this blog has been around for four years and I roughly has been blogging for that long. So far this blog still has no specific topic.. That gives me flexibility to write almost anything I want whenever I want it. But that also gives me an opportunity to abandon my blog (which I did several times before). But no matter how long I’ve been abandoning this blog, I always come back.

I know the benefits of blogging: writing fluency, structured thinking, expression of ideas, etc and I believe I get those benefits too but in this ongoing 5th year I am still trying to blog more frequent and I am also hoping that my blog will still be useful for me and for others. Thank you for keep reading!

egomaniac

2011 in review

Same as last year, today I also got an email from WordPress about my blog overall stats in 2011 and here is the summary:

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 15.000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

And now for some comparisons:

Even though I joined Post a Week challenge in the beginning of 2011, I only have published 21 posts which 2 posts less than in 2010. This also means I failed on that challenge. Never mind… I’ll keep blogging!

Excitingly, in contrast with post amount, my blog got almost 6000 more views than in 2010. That’s about 64% increase from previous year. Nice!

The busiest day in 2011 still falls in November, same as in 2010 which falls on November too but with 3 more views. I don’t know what’s in November, really!

As with referring sites I saw some new sites but I dare say it pretty much the same as previous year.

For visitors (or readers) I can’t do a comparison since I don’t have 2010 data but for 2011 I am a bit surprised seeing that I have visitors from Africa (Nigeria.. WOW!), Europe, and hardly believe that United States & Canada were the second place where most my visitors came from.

And lastly, the most-viewed posts are generally same as previous year. They only changed places from previous year.

After reading this report I feel like I have wow-ed myself but in the same time I know I could have done more. One thing remains same though: I’ll keep blogging.. this year and more years ahead..! 😀

I‘m Going Mobile

This is a test post from my new LG Optimus Me android phone. I‘m using the wordpress for android app. And all I can say now is that it’s such a different experience blogging on a small screen. Typing is particularly slower. I’ve tried various keyboard layouts & techniques. I‘ve tried qwerty, candy bar, word suggestions, t9 and I just can‘t find any that comforts me. Hope this gets better over time or maybe I should save more money and go for a bigger screen phone.
The wordpress app seems alright to me though I haven‘t tried everything on it which I guess will elevate my overall impression.
I don‘t know if I could blog more now I have wordpress in my hands. We‘ll see if I could bear this small screen and uncomfortable typing.

Melanjutkan Tantangan Post-a-Week

Okee.. gue udah kumpul softcover skripsi tanggal 7 kemaren dan sekarang gue lagi nunggu jadwal sidang jadi gue udah punya waktu untuk nulis blog lagi dan ngelanjutin tantangan untuk nulis blog minimal 1 tulisan per minggu. Kali ini gue cuma mau ngedaftar topik-topik tulisan yang udah kepikiran dalam waktu dekat ini. Jadi minggu-minggu depan gue kira-kira mau nulis tentang:

  • skripsi gue, dari awal bikin proposal sampe kumpul softcover sampai selesai sidang
  • magang gue di aprisma
  • chung hwa correspondence school
  • masa depan gue setelah lulus kuliah
  • jalan-jalan ke KL tahun lalu
  • belajar mandarin di taiwan tahun 2009
  • study tour di taiwan tahun 2008

Gue ga tau apa nanti gue bisa bener-bener nulis itu semua tapi seenggaknya topik-topik itu udah gue pikirin.. malah beberapa udah gue pikirin sejak bertahun-tahun lalu.. jadi sebenernya gue ga kekurangan topik untuk ditulis di blog gue. Dan di luar topik itu pun sebenernya masih ada yang bisa ditulis, seperti misalnya yang udah mengendap di draft gue bertahun-tahun. Mudah-mudahan aja kali ini gue bisa “membangkitkan” gairah menulis gue lagi.

No Post-a-Week Post Untill Thesis is Over

You might (or might not) notice that since new year I has begun to write at least a post every week and it went so well those first weeks.. And as you might (or might not) notice (again) I suddenly stop posting anything for maybe more than 2 weeks now.

I want to let you know that it is because I’m focusing on my undergraduate thesis right now. Yup, undergraduate! That’s what every last year university student does here in Indonesia. I won’t be this busy and panic if I’ve started this months before.. But you know me.. I’m the last-minute person and this is the consequences.

So, no more post untill I’m done with all this thesis thingy! After I’m free I’ll tell you everything about this thesis, maybe about soon-ended internship, and other things. Bye!

My Blog Review in 2010

I just got an email from WordPress today showing how my blog was doing in 2010 and here is the result:

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats.

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 9,200 times in 2010. That’s about 22 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 23 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 106 posts. There were 2 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 172kb.

The busiest day of the year was November 15th with 103 views. The most popular post that day was Kisi-Kisi UTS IMK.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were google.co.id, search.conduit.com, id.wordpress.com, facebook.com, and taiwanchinasummerprograms.blogspot.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for kode puk xl, puk xl, poster lingkungan, no puk xl, and domino pizza jakarta.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

Kisi-Kisi UTS IMK November 2008

2

Kartu SIM XL Keblok December 2008
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3

Cara Beli Tiket Kidzania Lewat Internet December 2008

4

Cara Minta Surat Keterangan Kehilangan dari Polisi April 2009
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5

Domino’s Pizza Hadir di Jakarta September 2008
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I have never gotten any email like this before. I think they just start sending this email this year. I also a little bit surprised that they think my blog is somehow “healthy” (look at the Blog-Health-o-Meter™ ! 🙂 ) because all I remember is I’ve never really write what I wanna write, all just ended in my mind. But then I’m happy that they thought my blog is healthy. Maybe it’s their way to make lazy blogger like me motivated & boost up in this new year! Hahaha..