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This Blogging Month: January

This is a new monthly feature, where I’ll summarise the site news and stats for the preceeding month.

January saw the highest number of unique visitors in the site’s history, and one of the highest numbers of hits in history – well over 40,000, compared with just 5,000 in January 2004. This takes the overall number of hits since Jul 2003 (when I moved to this domain) to just over 384,000. Advertising and Amazon referrals have performed very strongly this month, much better than usual and much better than expected, with a 131% profit over and above the cost of maintaining the site.

January was also the first month in my blogging life where I’ve managed to post every day. So there’s been plenty of stuff to read.

Since my last update, I think I’ve finally finished tweaking the design of the site by adding a few icons in place of text links, one of which is for a new ‘Printable Version’ feature. I’ve also added a tool whereby you can subscribe to Comments sections for a particular post – that is, once you’ve posted a comment, you can tick a box to say that you’d like to be informed of any further comments on that post. You can now also see some stats in the ‘About this Blog’ section of the sidebar.

I think that’s about all I’ve got to tell you for this month’s update. Keep reading the blog!

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