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:
- 13 Jan 2009: No. 13 in list
- 8 Jan 2008: No. 78 in list
- 3 Apr 2007: No. 11 in list
- 20 Mar 2007: No. 26 in list
- 7 Feb 2007: No. 81 in list
- 15 Dec 2006: No. 1 in list
- 20 Nov 2006: No. 73 in list
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 🙂