I have passed the 100 blog post mark!
The post you are reading now is post # 101. For the 100 published post there are another 100 that never did get published. Since February of 2007 when I began tracking visitors I have had 12,400 different visitors. 737 of those visitors came to read about Free Starbucks Coffee on election day.
The top 10 Things or Keywords people came to my site looking for where:
- Chris Estes
- Free on Election Day
- Free Starbucks on Election Day
- GM Youtube
- free Starbucks election day
- fire tony franklin
- tony franklin fired
- christopher estes
- ken persel
My top 10 post where (by Traffic content):
- Metrolink Bans Text Messages – with 2,587 page views
- Free Starbucks Coffee on Election Day – with 1,548 page views
- Friendships or Contacts? – Social Media – with 908 page views
- Fire Tony Franklin – Auburn Offensive Coordinator – with 613 page views
- Sarah Palin’s Email Cracked – with 613 page views
*Note: I had some other mildly successful posting that did not get listed here.
The number one page that brought visitors directly to my blog was the Metrolink Bans Text Messages post being referred to by StumbledUpon.
The top three countries my blog post were referred from where:
- United Kingdom
The top 5 Cities my blog was viewed from was:
- New York
- Washington DC
Off all of my visitors:
81% use a Windows Based Computer and 2 visitors used the Nintendo Wii to view my site. (who would have guessed any hits from the Wii?) 53% look at my site with Mozilla Firefox. 5,413 visitors used cable internet while only 225 used dial up. People still have dial up?
It is always interesting to see the statistics about who comes to read my rantings. I wonder if people really enjoy my post. I have had 100 comments on all of my post combined. Though I would like my post to be thought provoking they seldom spark back and forth banter.
Regardless of the reaction I love to write the blog post. Stay tuned I hope to have another hundred.
So its official I am going to be attending Birmingham Wordcamp.
From the about page of Wordcamp Birmingham
So what is WordCamp Birmingham?
WordCamp Birmingham is a conference for WordPress users and developers being held in Birmingham, Alabama on September 27 & 28, 2008. It is one of several WordCamps that have been held or being planned around the world.
The folks from Automattic provide this excellent explanation of what the conferences are all about on their WordCamp Central site.
Over the next few days you will notice some changes to the look and feel of Chris-Estes.com. In addition to design changes we will be adding some functionality that we haven’t utilized. Some of the technical changes we are going to make will be changing our feed burner address to a Google feed burner address. The new design will take care of the bare space around the blog by adding more advertisements. Yes the advertisers might not be everybody’s favorite thing to see on a page to clutter it up. Since times are hard I can’t bring you the great and cutting edge stories with out increasing the advertising on my blog. So my entrepreneurship and marketing training is kicking in to utilize the space.
The advertisements are going to be based on content relevant ads that bring in revenue per click and others one I select. The ones I select will be target to things I think you are interested in. In order for me to receive revenue it will require you to make a purchase so of course I am only going to put up advertisements you would be interested in. The banner and content ads are the only type of advertising I plan to us.
There is the thought of sponsored post. But that would discount the type of post I plan to make. Speaking of post. I plan to talk more about politics and a little less this and that. So for the next few months my theme is going to be Chris Estes on Politics. I might sneak in a random post or two about just random interesting things. So get ready and prepare as I plan to bring you coverage of the the National and local races that affect everyone but more specifically the things in my area that matter. I am going to try and bring fair and balanced information.
Bloggers postings and musings are becoming more and more powerful and I would like for my voice to be heard and addressed. I have to yet decided on a candidate for president. Even though I am trending towards one based on the conventions. Within the next few days you are going to witness a change in direction of my blogs change. As the major changes are in place I will make announcements on how you can utilize the change for you.
My feed url will be changing from a Feedburner URL to a Google Feedburner URL that will need to be updated in your feed aggregator.
Stay Stuned for future updates.
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The writers strike is starting to get to me. I never thought I would realize the total impact a writers strike would have on me. I love to watch TV but never really got into the primetime TV shows but not having them has forced me to watch more rerun tv than I care. There is one upside for me and that is it allows me more time to focus on surffing the internet finding random things like these pictures of cows. Now for you people that think I am just missing home because of the smell or some weird attachment to cattle are just wrong. The thing that makes me miss home is the green grass and what looks to be a forest in the background.
Living in the city has its perks but open space is great too. I found this picture by poking around a blog post about people being addicted to social media. Which you might find interesting too. I am working up a post for my other blog about the same subject. The content of my opinion is pretty simple it is finding relevant supporting information. So stay keyed in on it and I gurantee some thought provoking info on people being addicted to the internet and their online personalty.