Thursday, December 29, 2005

Looking back over 2005

Otherwise known as "How to get a cheap blog post in over the Christmas vacation". My top ten most popular posts this year, measured by click throughs from my RSS feed, were:
  1. Behind the scenes at Google
  2. Hell freezes over
  3. Disassembling the Mac mini
  4. Disassembling the iPod shuffle
  5. The iPod shuffle
  6. Perl 6: End-game
  7. Mobile Python under Mac OS X
  8. Google & satellite maps
  9. Bluetooth hacked
  10. Queues at the pumps (via my Flickr feed)
Personally I'm a bit miffed by this, as I think I've written some good posts this year. I've done some bits and pieces of writing I'm actually proud of, for various different reasons, and in no particular order of preference:
I've also covered some major events this year, including the ill-fated launch of Cosmos-1 [1, 2 & 3], the UK General Election [1 & 2] and the flight of the Virgin Atlantic Global Flyer [1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6].

However, typically, the posts I consider to be 'good' rarely get as many hits as the typical piece churning over the latest Apple rumours. Although I have noticed that they get heavier traffic directly on the site than via the RSS feed. I'm still trying to figure out what that mean demographics wise...

Of course that isn't the most annoying thing, want to know the most clicked through, heaviest traffic, post on the site? It's my post on GMail invites. Go figure...