The landscape for bloggers has changed quite a bit in the past six years. The growth of video-blogging, Facebook pages and Twitter have provided ol' school bloggers with other venues to share their personal quirks, insights and interests. I'm not sure if I'll still be doing this for another six years or 3,000 blog posts ... but here are some of my observations about the Electronic Village.
- Most Active Country - Outside of the United States ... the country that visits this blog the most is Germany.
- Most Comments - Over 270 comments received on my 'Introduce Yourself' blog post.
- Most Popular Label - 438 of my 3,000 blog posts featured Barack Obama.
- Most Popular Search Keywords - I was surprised to learn that the word 'vagina' is the keyword that brought the most people people to this blog. The next two most popular search keywords are 'statue of liberty' and 'underground railroad'. This factoid explains why the 'Earthquake Vagina', 'OURstory: Black Statue of Liberty' and 'OURstory: Underground Railroad (1780-1862)' have been so popular.
- Most Posts in a Month - 81, October 2008. My activity was fueled by the run-up to the November 2008 election of our nation's first Black president.
- Most Viewed Post - Wordless Wednesday: Earthquake Vagina.
I've met and interacted with some great bloggers over the course of these 3,000 blog posts. For a little while I tracked the Top Black Blogs ... I was also active with a group of Black blogging activists known as the AfroSpear ... and I was a presenter and supporter of the annual Blogging While Brown Conferences.
Coming up with original content has been impossible for me over the course of these 3,000 blog posts. I often rely on weekly memes like 'Sunday Inspirations' or 'Manic Monday' or 'Good News Tuesday' or 'Wordless Wednesday' or 'Old School Friday' or the 'Weekly Address' issued by the president every Saturday. I admire bloggers like the Field Negro who create original content night-after-night ... that brother remains my blogging hero!
began this journey in 1994 with a 2400 dial-up modem that connected my Electronic Village BBS to the world ... I suspect there will be an Electronic Village for many more years to come on Facebook, Twitter and who knows where else as technology moves forward. As long as it is still fun and interesting for me ... I'll keep doing it.
Villagers, you honor me by taking time from your day to read our blog. As long as there is at least one or two of you out there ... I'll be here!