Friday the 13th and 1 year for Technology Bloggers!

Some would call today an unlucky day, as it is Friday the 13th, a day renowned for its link to bad luck. It is not an unlucky day for Technology Bloggers though, as today we are celebrating our first birthday!

First birthday candleI want to use this post to thank everyone who has been instrumental in creating this fantastic community blog we have, and also to showcase the blogs fantastic achievements, just 1 year in.

Traffic

The first thing I want to say about Technology Bloggers, is how blow away I am by the traffic we have received. Excluding December, every single month, the number of people visiting the blog has grown.

In June 2011, we received just over 1,200 visitors, in October 2011 we received around 3,400 visitors, and last month (March 2012) Technology Bloggers had almost 7,000 people visit the blog. Don’t believe me? Check out our Google Analytics:

Technology Bloggers traffic statistics from April 2011 to April 2012

Technology Bloggers traffic statistics from April 2011 to April 2012

Awards

Top blogs often receive awards, and I am proud to announce that Technology Bloggers recently received it’s first award. Last week Technology Bloggers was named the British Gas Blog of the Month!

We were awarded the British Gas Blog of the Month for our work on educating people about smart meters, and how they are changing the way we use our electricity, along with our work on environmental issues. Special thanks go out to Jonny regarding his series Can We Improve the Health of the Planet?

Other Achievements

After just two weeks of the blog being live, I wrote an article about our achievements, I did the same four months in. As today is the blog’s first birthday, I thought it right to do the same sort of review today, and compare it with our past reviews.

Two weeks in Technology Bloggers had 14 articles, which had been written by our 4 writers, four months in the blog had 65 articles written by 15 writers. 1 year in, this is Technology Bloggers 205th article, and we currently have 47 writers! That means we publish an article, on average every 1.78 days, and each writer has written on average, 4 articles. Many of our writers have written just one article, whilst some like myself, Jonny and Ron have written significantly more – we average 47 articles each!

Two weeks in, Technology Bloggers had had 85 comments posted by 22 different commenters. By 4 months, we had had 788 comments posted by 120 commenters. When this article went live we had had 2,849 comments contributed from over 500 commenters! That’s a lot of comments! Special kudos to Jonny, Alan, Anna, DiNaRa, Peter and Neil, for their outstanding contributions to Technology Bloggers commenting community 🙂

14 days in, and at 4 months, I wrote about Technology Bloggers Alexa rank. To be honest, it isn’t very accurate, and I have given actual traffic statistics for the blog, but I thought I should mention it anyway, as I have done in the past. 2 weeks after its launch, Technology Bloggers was ranked in the top 1,400,516516 of sites on the internet, by Alexa. By August 2011, Alexa believed we were in the top 165,351 of sites on the web. Today our rank is 85,826, which is a very respectable rank, but nothing to become to obsessed about.

Technology Bloggers is still a Google PageRank 3, which is very credible for a 1 year old blog, however again, is nothing that accurate or to be obsessed over.

Across social media, since August we have had 41 new likes, taking our Facebook page up to a total of 52 likes, and 45 more Twitter followers, taking us up to 69 Twitter followers. Our RSS feed is also well subscribed to.

Basically, Technology Bloggers is doing really well, and that is something we should all be proud of!

Dofollow

Technology Bloggers started out as a dofollow blog, and it will remain dofollow for the foreseeable future. It is a community blog, and so that everyone can benefit, the blog should be dofollow.

Thank You

Now it’s time for me to say thank you to everyone who has been a part of the blog this year. Thank you to everyone for your contributions and efforts, which have helped make this blog the fantastic community blog that it is today!

We have already had community awards, and will have one every year. In this article I would like to pay special thanks to Jonny, Ron, Alan, Chadrack, David, Marc and Peter who have all played a massive role in ensuring Technology Bloggers is where it is today. I have no doubt that without these people, the blog would not be as good as it is today, and the community would be noway near as strong.

Here’s to the future success of Technology Bloggers!

Well done everyone and thank you, lets keep this community alive, so we can all continue to benefit 🙂

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24 thoughts on “Friday the 13th and 1 year for Technology Bloggers!

  1. Hi Christopher,

    Couldn’t wait to say CONGRATULATIONS! As I’ve said, you’ve done great with this blog and I see more good things coming your way. And, double congratulation for that award!

    Btw. it’s funny that the first year fell on Friday the 13th. Now, with all the bad talk about the day, I’m one who really don’t care about it. For me every single day is just the same depending on what you make of it. Last year 2011, my birthday fell on Friday the 13th and I truly loved it!

    You’re going places. Keep it up!

    • Christopher (admin team)

      Thanks for the encouragement and support Chadrack 🙂

      I remember thinking last year when I launched the blog that I could delay the launch by a day, to ensure we didn’t get a Friday the 13th birthday, but I was so excited about getting the blog live, I couldn’t wait, so here we are on Friday the 13th, celebrating the blogs birthday!

  2. I love reading the articles here and the stats are very impressive Christopher! Wish this blog many more awards to come, many more traffic, many more revenues, many more comments, many more subscribers, many more Facebook Likes, many more twitter followers and finally… Happy Birthday Technology Bloggers !!! 🙂

  3. Hi Christopher,

    This is great news 🙂 hope the blog continues to grow. Best of luck.

    Happy Birthday Technology Bloggers!!

    • Christopher (admin team)

      Yes, here’s to the future 🙂

      I couldn’t do it without people like you Jonny, remember that.

  4. Congratulations Technology Bloggers and well done Christopher on reaching the one year mark. You consistently produce quality blogs that are interesting and informative. Well done in getting the British Gas award as well.

    • Christopher (admin team)

      Thanks for the kind words Neil, it is great to have people like you as part of the community, reading and commenting on the posts we write 🙂

      Stick around…

  5. WOW ! A year already !
    Congratulations not only to Christopher, but to the community as a whole which has brought Technology Bloggers to where it is today.
    Never have I been a part of , or followed a blog so regularly and actively.
    I’m happy to say that its been a great journey !

    • Christopher (admin team)

      It is great members of the community like you Arjun that read our articles and post valuable feedback, that have contributed to the success of the blog. Hopefully you will stick around, tell your friends, and help us continue to grow our community blog 🙂

  6. Congratulations on 1year, great to see that your blog is constantly getting more traffic. I’m fairly new to your site but I’ve been visiting for the past few weeks.

    • Christopher (admin team)

      Thanks for the support Jenny, it is always good to have new members join the community 🙂

      Thanks for the comment, and welcome to the community!
      Christopher – Admin Team

  7. Congratulations,

    Even though, I am visiting this blog for the first time but your blog looks like a good place to spend sometime reading. Your statistics as your described in this post are impressive. What I feel is that with the rise of smart phones and tablets, more and more people are interested in reading about the latest technology and innovations going on in the technology world. For bloggers, who are blogging about technology, I believe that the trend will continue!! So keep writing about latest technology and keep us informed.

    • Christopher (admin team)

      That’s what we are here for Michael, to keep you informed on the latest tech! See you around again soon 🙂

      Thanks for taking the time to add your thoughts, welcome to the blog!
      Christopher – Admin Team

    • Christopher (admin team)

      Thanks Lillie, I am amazed at the “remarkable strides” we have made, and am wholeheartedly grateful to everyone (including you) who has contributed to the blog, either by reading, writing, posting comments, or promoting the blog 🙂

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