Category Archives: Blogging

2013 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 19,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

My first year in blogging prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog and I want to share it with you.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,900 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 48 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

This is my first year as a blogger and I’m very happy with it. I didn’t post very often (25 posts means that I could put together only 2 posts per month), but it was challenging and entertaining at the same time.

Blogging takes a hell lot of time. Moreover, my blog is written in English, which is a foreign language for me. Blogging on technical topics requires checking the code you post thoroughly. Finding something new to blog about is not always easy and I want to avoid writing about topics that are already covered in thousands of articles and blogs.

Posting on this blog is difficult and time consuming, but I enjoy it a lot. I hope I will be able to keep writing at this pace (or a better one) in 2012.

Just a few words on WordPress: it’s a great blogging platform, hosted in an outstanding manner at If you want to start a blog, choosing the right platform today is a no-brainer. Thanks to all the folks at for the great work.