Growing Blog

I’ve just noticed that on 13th January 2009 the UK Web Focus was included in WordPress.com’s list of the top growing blogs.

It’s been a while (over a year) since the blog was included in this list. I thought it would be interesting to see when the blog had been included in such daily lists.  It seems that WordPress.com provides a search interface for the blogs it hosts, and this helped my to find  record of the occasions when my blog was in the list of growing blogs. The details were:

There was also one occasion when a specific blog post was found to be one of the most widely read posts in a 24-hour period: the post on “UK Universities on Facebook” published on 9th November 2007.

These metrics may be of interest to those who feel that there  is a need for objective and measurable criteria for determining the effectiveness of blogs – although, as will as Web statistics, remember the mantra hat there are lies, dammed lies and Web statistics :-)

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