In this short post I name some random conclusions I had after the first four months of blogging. I hope this will be helpful for people who are considering starting their own programming blog (which I fully recommend to do!).
Total number of views: 16 000
The number looks good to me although it gets interesting if we look at the distribution of views over different posts:
So, most of the views are due to my latest post, Scala’s Option monad versus null-conditional operator in C#
. I submit most of my posts to Hacker News
and this is also the main source of hits.
The conclusion here is that the title of the blog post really matters. I am yet to discover why this particular one caught attention but my suspicion is that with =&2=& being a hot topic nowadays might be the reason.
Total number of posts: 10
This is much worse than what I aimed for (which is at least one post per week). The primary reason is lack of time since writing a longer piece is at least 2 hours for me.
What I plan to do about it is to do more short posts explaining solutions to some interesting problems I encounter at work or while working on side projects (such as Accessing request parameters from inside a Future in Scalatra).