2014 In Review: Thoughts and StatisticsA quick summary of my blog journey and its modest statistics in 2014
Although this blog had only being around the later part of 2014, I feel much has happened for it to justify a review. What started out as a pet project during my sabbatical leave, had become something important to me.
(If you want to skip the thoughts, jump straight to the statistics below)
It started out with a personal note on why I'm blogging. Not long after that, I began to write articles, mostly technical, that are close to my heart.
I was very lucky to have my first technical article, 5 Array Methods That You Should Be Using Now, picked up by Christian Heilmann via his tweet.
@codepo8 Hey, thanks for the tweet, meant alot to me! Can know which demos are "dense" so I could update them?— Colin Toh (@p0larBoy) October 1, 2014
My most popular article so far will be the The Anti-hero of CSS Layout - "display:table". It got picked up by Smashing Magazine and Hacker News. I was totally floored by the responses because the topic was somewhat offbeat. (display:flex is the new rave)
Yes, there is *so* much you can achieve with display: table. A pretty good article on a pretty old CSS property. http://t.co/AKew1WQ7eg— Smashing Magazine (@smashingmag) October 27, 2014
Of course, it's not all rainbows and unicorns. I learnt to not write click-bait title like, Avoid OOP, and to keep my writing tone direct.
Admittedly, I'm not a good writer and my command of english is not something I'm proud of. I spent a lot of time crafting and proof-reading the articles. Of course, I had a lot of help from friends and readers who are much better at this than me.
All in all, 2014 was pretty sweet. I will continue to learn to write better and read more. Hopefully my articles will be able to help out more people in some ways or another.
To a more kick-ass 2015!
Period: 28th Sept 2014 - 31st Dec 2014
- Total Pageviews: 134,456
- Unique Visitor: 84,696
- No. of countries my readers come from: 172
- Mailing List subscribers: 413
- Twitter Followers: 401 (from 150)
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