John Chow dot Com Blog Stats for 2011

Everyone loves stats, so I figure I would post some 2011 stats from my blog. The nice thing about WordPress is it gives you a Right Now box in the control panel that tells you how many posts, pages, categories, tags and comments your blog has since it started.

Since this blog started on December 1, 2005, I wrote 4,321 posts for an average of two blog posts per day for six years. This blog also averaged 99 approved comments per day, which I find pretty amazing. Comment spam would have passed the 1 million mark in 2011 had I not switch the blog’s comment system over the Livefyre. Since switching, I believe I’ve received a grand total of five spam comments. I highly recommend Livefyre if you want to kill the spam.

For 2012, I expect to break 5,000 blog posts and add another 30,000 comments. You think I can do it?