Another Indulgent Stats Post: Unique Visitors

My blog traffic doubled in December 2010 and has since remained consistent. I am quite happy to have about 800 unique visitors a day.

Just logging this down so that I have a record of how the blog is doing, because it really does feel like my baby. Also one day I may embark on a different project that’s offline and may not have as much time to update this online or as frequently as I’m doing now. Sometimes I even go on an addictive blog binge where I post way too much and hope the reader will forgive me for the numerous typos and unimaginative vocabulary. Both writing and reading can be pretty addictive activities to me but I need to slow down and work on quality. Some re-editing of old posts is in order and I may just work on that some day, when I run out of photos to post.

Each post takes about 30 minutes to an hour at most. How long do you spend on each post? Although the posts I am most satisfied with, are the introspective ones I take a whole day writing and re-writing. The ones where I hesitate to hit the publish button.

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Blogging about my daily life in Singapore helps with my mid life crisis.
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15 Responses to Another Indulgent Stats Post: Unique Visitors

  1. bittersweet says:

    You’ve gained at least one new subscriber today. ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m looking forward to your future posts, even if they are written during one of your blog binges.

  2. notabilia says:

    Great questions! Research (visit to a gallery, interview w/ an artist, etc.) and photography: 1 hour to 8 hours. Writing (+ formatting, Photoshop, graphics work): 30 minutes to 4 hours.

    • bookjunkie says:

      You can truly see the work that goes behind your posts. Each post is so well researched and I really admire that ๐Ÿ™‚ You show me a new artsy side of Singapore that I wasn’t aware of till I started following your blog.

      Oh yes I forgot about the visiting of new places and photographing part…that and editing and uploading the photos take quite a bulk of my time. I was toying with adding a watermark but it took me too long so I have abandoned it for now.

  3. I love the variety of your posts–it’s fun to see what you are writing about–a Singapore eatery, or Hollywood kids or a great blogger you’ve found for us.
    Some of my posts can take days to write as I am diligent about being thorough with research. I have several that I still have “in the works” that I’ve been working on for weeks. My recipes can take days, as I like to make the recipe more than once to make sure I’ve gotten everything right.

    • bookjunkie says:

      I truly appreciate how much research goes into your posts and you’re a great influence on many people. I trust your judgement as you’re an expert. I now think twice about certain things because I have read about it on your blog.

      I am so glad you like the celeb posts as well. I am to consciously pry myself away from reading gossip blogs but always cave in.

  4. 365days2play says:

    Writing each post is getting way too ponderous for me…I need to find a way to speed it up. Love how you manage to post and post and post. Wish I could do that!

    • bookjunkie says:

      Sometimes I am just in the mood for it. It also helps when you don’t try to make it too perfect and hit publish – warts and all. I figure that most readers just skim the post or look at the photos. I only correct glaring typos when I spot them. Although just for myself…I would love to one day go back to old posts and just re-edit for the love of the written word.

  5. Al says:

    Binge or no binge, it’s my daily indulgence (Not a secret) ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for travelling for me ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. Lady J says:

    I go on a blog binge at times too… I spend an average of 45mins to 1.5hours to do up a proper post at times. Of course, when words fail me, I just picture dump ;(

  7. mfmfmf says:

    Anything from two minutes like proudly sharing my Bejeweled score *.* to years like the recent stuff on Singapore, written on and off since 2006!

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