A little over a year ago I launched www.thulinaround.com. I had never had a blog before. The closest I had come were some very lengthy forum posts and a cardomain page (the original facebook for carguys!). It was a new experience and I wasn’t quite sure what I’d do with it. I started off with my first post, a basic “Hello World” piece that introduced myself. Trying to figure out what direction I wanted to go with, I wrote about what was going on right then and there. I explained what a #nerdherd was, I did a video game review, and several posts on my involvement with EMC World 2011.
Over the course of the first 3 months I had a little less than 500 visits. That is not bad for a site that relied mostly on word of mouth and twitter traffic and no clear follower base. It was around this time I decided I wanted to write about technology and my interactions with EMC. As fate would have it, I was in the right place at the right time for one of my most historic posts. With the new MAC OS LION beta going out to testers, an incompatibility was discovered between that and the VNX. With the amount of calls I was getting at work, I was trying everything I could to get the word out asking for people to upgrade. I worked with Drew Schlussel on a post and I’m told I’ve set a speed record for getting something like this approved by marketing. This post gave my blog the shot in the arm I needed. My traffic increased 500% and I was finally on the map as a tech blogger.
Fast forward to today and I’m very proud with the number of visitors. I’ve gathered a little over 10,000 visitors and I’m averaging about 50 a day. My blog does seem to be a real Monday – Friday reader as I get single digit visits on the weekends. While I still blog on a variety of subjects, my biggest ones seem to be related to the VNX. Of the 36 blog posts I’ve made, here are my top 4 blog posts so far:
- configuring-ldap-authentication-for-unisphere-on-the-vnx (2,500 hits – 25% of my total traffic)
- are-you-running-mac-os-x-10-7-and-have-a-celerra-it-may-be-time-for-an-upgrade (15% of my total traffic)
Again I want to thank everyone who comes to visit my blog and look forward to my great posts!