Wordpress stats from 2001-2011

This online journal has been running since September of 1999. I refuse to call it a "blog" because it was around long before blogs were invented the common name for such things. On December 8, 2001, [I set up Greymatter](/output/archives/00000001.shtml) and started using it to post online journal entries. On February 9, 2003, I migrated to Cafelog b2, which apparently [made me quite happy](/journal/2003/02/09/journal-redesigned/). On January 18, 2006, I [migrated from b2 to Wordpress](/journal/2006/01/18/migration-from-b2-to-wordpress-201-alpha/), which was quite a bit of work.

Here is a table showing posting and commenting activity:[^1]

[^1]: Special thanks to Alex King for his [SQL queries for blog stats](http://alexking.org/blog/2007/01/01/sql-for-blog-stats).

Year Posts Comments Avg Length Total Length
2001 16 36 2,731 43,698
2002 213 555 1,474 314,000
2003 277 1,436 1,266 350,728
2004 263 1,476 1,396 367,017
2005 225 939 1,254 282,089
2006 263 941 1,169 307,522
2007 297 1,078 1,301 386,494
2008 314 949 1,447 454,337
2009 257 771 2,060 529,461
2010 275 726 3,055 840,186
2011 149 340 4,299 640,514

In the last couple of years, Twitter and Facebook (and now, Google+) have caused me to post here less and less frequently. I think I'm going to redesign echeng.com to be more of a hub for my photography work sometime during this coming year. This particular design here at echeng.com has been in place since February of 2003—I can't believe it has lasted this long!