Weblog entry countingΒΆ

Tags: personal, python

2010 has shaken off its mortal coil. It has gone the way of the dodo.

Time to take a good look at my weblog statistics after yet another year of blogging. I started keeping track of the amount of writing I did two years ago or so. Measuring something is knowing it (it sounds much better in Dutch: meten is weten).

http://chart.apis.google.com/chart?chs=600x200&chco=4444FF&chd=t:67,182,94,92,78,83,130,94&chds=0,182&cht=bvg&chxt=x,y&chxl=0:|2003|2004|2005|2006|2007|2008|2009|2010|1:|0|182

Writing is important for me. It helps me collect my thoughts. It helps me think things through more. And, importantly, it allows me to give back to the community: open source gives me a lot and by writing about it I get to do my bit to give something back.

If writing is important, I’ve got to keep at it. One entry a month isn’t good enough. On average, I write some 100 entries per year, so about one every three or four days. So I keep an eye out for those statistics, to see if I’m slipping.

I’m a bit disappointed at not making the number I made last year: 94 instead of 130. So I’ve set myself a preliminary goal of... one post per day. I’m totally unsure if that’s feasible, so I’ll see how far I manage it in January.

Here’s to lots of python, django and cycling posts in 2011!

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My name is Reinout van Rees and I work a lot with Python (programming language) and Django (website framework). I live in The Netherlands and I'm happily married to Annie van Rees-Kooiman.

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