I spend a few weeks back in the late 90′s in Espoo & Helsinki Finland installing and configuring some web apps that I developed which were deployed behind their firewall. Nokia was great and Helsinki was tremendous.
Recently one or two of my posts must have been linked on some internal nokia site. This blog doesn’t get a lot of traffic so I notice when a new set of referrers pop up.
Can any Nokia folks leave a comment and let me know which post(s) are linked at this URL:
Sometime you don’t want to check your blog stats.
Sitting on the back porch with Laura.
Suggesting FeedBurner to her.
Touting the tracking, statistics and features.
I pull up the stats for tmrs, excited because I picked up a new subscription to the RSS feed.
A bit about expectation leveling here.
I started this blog about a year and a half ago, but just started posting regularly to it recently. Yesterday I had two subscribers to the feed., today when I pulled up the stats for Laura, I said “Hey look! I picked up another subscriber!”.
A 33% increase in subscriptions is normally a remarkable event. But then. Reality sets in. I know my boss subscribes to my feed, Laura does too. Who’s the third basemen? —Turns out…me *sigh*.
You can learn a lot about playing chess from reading books, you can even prepare a decent meal given a recipe, but if you have never swum before, than reading about swimming will either a) provide a valuable lesson about drowning or b) teach you a thing or two about past participles.
Here’s to jumping in! And everyone who’s thought about: “wig, wag, wug, wugged.”
Randomly, I checked three sites that I oversee. Each had approximately the same amount of traffic over the past 2 years (1.2M, 1.6M and 1.65M page views). One site is general information for students, faculty, staff and parents of a large university, one is a streaming video site of lectures and talks given at same university, and one is a business journal’s e-commerce site.
In addition to academics, the business journal is frequented often by Fortune 500 types and management & business consultants.
What impact does this have on all that Ajax stuff going around?