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The post of the year

It is that time of the year where I look back and ponder. As I had foreseen, 2009 was really a great year (at least professionally but that’s another story). If my skills improved a lot in 2008 they continued to do so in 2009. I got to play a great deal with Papervision3D (roar4milk, Holiday Humanoes) and I got to modify my project workflow a lot too (I plan to make a presentation on that this year).

In numbers, I got to write 62 posts ( a bit less than once a week) and got 478 comments since September 2008. As for traffic, I am now getting 25 000 visitors a month, this is 10k less than the goal I set myself a year ago, but I don’t think it is so bad; my traffic is still growing steadily month after month. I did not write another article for InsideRIA like I wanted to, but I wrote 2  that got printed in FFDMag ( one of those I intended for InsideRIA but someone wrote on Google Analytics for Flash before me). What I am really proud of is that I got to give 2 presentations; one online and one in person at the Montreal Flash User Group. This is something I want to do more in 2010, 3 or 4 speaking engagements would be really nice. I already got an article nearly done so if I could get 1 or 2 more I would be happy. Lastly, I my traffic could increase to 35k visitors a month I think that would be enough for me. While we are at this, if I could be part of writing a book on ActionScript, that would just be the craziest.

Anyway, what I wish for the coming year is that I keep doing what I am doing. If I keep up the good work, good things will come my way, as simple as that, it worked fine in the past and I am pretty sure it will stay that way, naïvely.  Blogging is all about keeping doing it.

May 2010 be as good for all of us as 2009  was good for me. Happy new year!

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zedia.net blog is one year old

Just a quick post to celebrate the fact that today, this blog turns one. I never really knew where this would lead but I can say that I have no regrets and that it blew all my expectations. What I am mostly surprised of is that at school I did not like to write at all and here I am writing weekly on my blog.

In term of stats I wrote 92 posts and received 148 comments.  Each month I receive about 10 000 visits for a grand total of 59 000 visits for the entire year. My goal was to reach 10k visits a month  by January 1st 2009, but I already reached that. I guess I will end up the year with about 12k – 13k visits a month.

In terms of posts,  I think the kind of content I am posting is changing a bit. At first I was mostly posting about some quick fixes I had found to solve a small problem. But more and more I am writing posts explaining some concept. I think that is good, but at the same time those articles take more time to write.

I want to write more than what I did in the last 3 months, because my posting had dropped to less than one a week… A lot of factors explain this, but my blog now stands in my list of priorities. As a matter of fact we might even see a much need redesign soon.

Well stay tuned as this will get better and better.

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