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10 years waldo’s blog

112613_0737_Whereswaldo1.jpgI didn’t realize something .. but since April this year, I have been blogging for a full 10 years. Not THE most important topic ever created – definitly not when Microsoft announces big new things like Microsoft 365 and such – but hey, it’s holiday-season ;-).

I still remember why I started blogging: I just received my very first MVP award for my contributions on MiBuSo .. and I wanted to do something “more” .. and give back. Mark Brummel started blogging just before me, and that seemed like a nice idea. And it had other benefits for myself as well:

  • I build up some kind of “knowledge base” .. very useful, as I tend to forget stuff quite fast ;-).
  • And I learn my English somewhat :-). Somewhat…

I started blogging on the DynamicsUser community – which offered blog-capabilities. And it appears still to be there: https://dynamicsuser.net/nav/b/waldo/ . ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks, Erik (Ernst) for helping me to get going – and also for keeping that up!

In 2012, I turned to my own webspace. Mainly because I wanted to change the design, and wanted to have some statistics on the readers (basically I wondered if people actually were reading this trash ;-)). Control-fread that I am ..

Some fun facts & stats

In total, I have written 489 posts .. 490 including this one. From all of them, this is my first blog post, most than 10 years ago: https://dynamicsuser.net/nav/b/waldo/posts/waldo-s-new-blog.

As said, I don’t have a clue on the statistics for the first five years .. I was told that I had about 700 people subscribed to the blog .. meaning they got all a mail with the blog article whenever I wrote one .. amazing:-).

Now, I do have some stats on my own wordpress site .. so here we go. For the last 5 years:

  • Folowers
    • A total of 693 “real” followers (either wordpress, or people that signed up with their email). Thank you sencerely for this. It’s your enthusiasm that keeps me going ;-).
    • On top of this, 1852 get bothered on social media as well – split over Facebook and Twitter.. . Well – even more, but LinkedIn is not accounted for by wordpress..
  • The most popular day you guys read my blog is on Tuesday, and the most popular time is 8 am (you guys are early birds.. :-))
  • I have been bothering you with at least one post every single month – does that make me a “regular blogger”? ;-). Not a single month was passed without a blog article…
  • Views
    • It appears that the number of views have been going up each year – except this year, it looks like it’s going to be less. Well, I can understand. The blog posts lately have been about very specific and narrow topics – PowerShell, VSCode, .. . May be it’s a good idea to talk about regular stuff again .. I dont know .. let’s see .. I usually just go with whatever is on my mind or come across in my daily work ..
    • I got 681275 views since I moved to wordpress, with 227922 views in 2017 .. .
    • These views were done by 308525 visitors
    • My best day had 2632 views. Guess which post caused it ๐Ÿ˜‰
  • And apparently, you use the tags (and the tagcloud) as well – where “Development” is the most used tag (not surprisingly this is one of my most used tags as well ;-))

It’s been quite a journey. Thank you very much to make this journey with me, and let’s go for another 10 years? Who knows ;-).

 

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  1. Cristi Nicola

    Good job and here is to 10 more years. Hopefully MS will keep NAV around for that long at least ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Peter Michelsen

    Amazing work – keep it up.

  3. Mark Brummel

    Congrats. Yes, reading this at 8 am. Always catch up on social media before bringing the kids to school. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Hope you add 20 more years and curious to see which topics we then cover.

  4. Javier Moreno

    Very nice job!. I would personally like to thank you for all those years of hard work. It is funny that just yesterday I was reading in your blog a PS script about multi-tenancy in NAV 2013-R2 from 2014 ๐Ÿ™‚
    Congrats!

  5. Erik P. Ernst (@EPErnst)

    Congrats my friend. I do and did always enjoy reading it. Always something new to learn. So also a great thanks for continuing to do spend so much time writing it.

  6. Dmitry Katson

    Congratulations! Your blog is very useful for us.

  7. Jรถrg Rosenbaum

    Great Job Waldo! Good on you.

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