Summary of 2010

I learned about this plugin over on blogadera which is a latino focused blogging network. I figured I’d share my stats with you since I’m a stats junkie. For the record, this (rafaelmarquez.me) is not my most active/most visited blog. Nonetheless, I really enjoyed checking out my posting stats.

In case you’re wondering what happened in August, that’s when I discovered Amplify.

In 2010 I wrote 269 posts and added 1 pages to this blog, with 110 attachments in total.

The number of posts in each month:

January:

  8 (2.97%)

February:

  5 (1.86%)

March:

  5 (1.86%)

April:

  17 (6.32%)

May:

  8 (2.97%)

June:

  23 (8.55%)

July:

  19 (7.06%)

August:

  108 (40.15%)

September:

  42 (15.61%)

October:

  29 (10.78%)

November:

  29 (10.78%)

December:

  22 (8.18%)

The number of posts in each day of week:

Sunday:

  13 (4.83%)

Monday:

  45 (16.73%)

Tuesday:

  54 (20.07%)

Wednesday:

  59 (21.93%)

Thursday:

  73 (27.14%)

Friday:

  44 (16.36%)

Saturday:

  27 (10.04%)

At what hours I publish new posts:

0:

  4 (1.49%)

1:

  1 (0.37%)

3:

  1 (0.37%)

4:

  1 (0.37%)

5:

  1 (0.37%)

6:

  3 (1.12%)

7:

  21 (7.81%)

8:

  11 (4.09%)

9:

  20 (7.43%)

10:

  45 (16.73%)

11:

  32 (11.9%)

12:

  21 (7.81%)

13:

  18 (6.69%)

14:

  26 (9.67%)

15:

  23 (8.55%)

16:

  24 (8.92%)

17:

  20 (7.43%)

18:

  15 (5.58%)

19:

  2 (0.74%)

20:

  2 (0.74%)

21:

  9 (3.35%)

22:

  7 (2.6%)

23:

  8 (2.97%)

In 2010 the posts were commented 37 times, from which 10 comments (27.03 percent) were written by registered users/authors.

TOP 10 commenters in 2010:

  • Dave: 2 comments
  • Sean: 1 comments
  • Tweets that mention At A Blogging Crossroads « Rafael Marquez Online — Topsy.com: 1 comments
  • sally whitfield: 1 comments
  • Rafael: 1 comments
  • Clickertraining: The 4 Secrets Of Becoming A Supertrainer. | Mascara WaterProof: 1 comments
  • Tips to Recover Smoothly From a Breast Surgery – TECHNIE TECH TIP BLOG: 1 comments
  • Vicki Flaugher: 1 comments
  • Erline Naeher: 1 comments
  • Kasie Guccione: 1 comments

TOP 10 most commented posts in 2010:

The number of comments in each month:

January:

  3 (8.11%)

April:

  3 (8.11%)

June:

  2 (5.41%)

July:

  2 (5.41%)

August:

  7 (18.92%)

September:

  9 (24.32%)

October:

  8 (21.62%)

November:

  1 (2.7%)

December:

  2 (5.41%)

On what days people comment:

Sunday:

  4 (10.81%)

Monday:

  2 (5.41%)

Tuesday:

  6 (16.22%)

Wednesday:

  1 (2.7%)

Thursday:

  13 (35.14%)

Friday:

  5 (13.51%)

Saturday:

  6 (16.22%)

At what hours people comment:

2:

  1 (2.7%)

3:

  2 (5.41%)

4:

  1 (2.7%)

5:

  1 (2.7%)

8:

  1 (2.7%)

9:

  1 (2.7%)

10:

  3 (8.11%)

11:

  2 (5.41%)

13:

  4 (10.81%)

14:

  1 (2.7%)

16:

  2 (5.41%)

17:

  2 (5.41%)

18:

  3 (8.11%)

19:

  1 (2.7%)

21:

  4 (10.81%)

22:

  1 (2.7%)

23:

  7 (18.92%)

Summary generated by 2010 Summary plugin by Tomasz Topa

22 Places To List Your Blog

The list below has 20 locations, but I’ll also add a 2 more to the list. I’ll add Amplify and also Blogadera to the list. Although Blogadera slants more towards latino people, it’s open to anyone that wants to create an account and share a blog there.

1. Best of the Web Blog Search La Crem de la Crem, Best of the Web’s Blog Directory is very selective and only lists aged and valuable blogs. A link from here is majestic and well deserved.

2. Bloggeries has the best categories and subcategories home page on the internet. The layout is clear and concise, and readers are able to find what they are looking for in a snap!

I am really liking what Rob is doing with Bloggeries and this is bound to be one of the premier Blog Directories on the web.

3. EatonWeb Blog Directory is a real jewel with many aged inbound links and a blog rating system. You may have to pay a fee for your blog to be reviewed, but like Yahoo, the review fee is well worth the few dollars.

4. OnToplist.com is a free human-edited blog directory where you submit the RSS feed of your blog. You can also set up your own micro-directory (blog ranking) and compile a list of your favorite blogs in one place. OnToplist is also a social network that allows you and other bloggers to get in touch and promote your blog by attracting more readers.

5. Blogged.com is an interesting mix of a blog directory and a Google News type site which fuels its news feed from the blogs listed on the site. Blogged.com is very impressive and is free to list your blog.

6. One of the most selective Blog Directories on the web (and WordPress powered), Blog Search Engine is owned by Performancing’s parent company and serves search results powered by IceRocket.

7. Blog Catalog features a vast directory of categories, from academic to writing, while offering the ability to search by country, language, or user. It has a no frills design, but offers convenient member access through simple blog registration.

8. Globe of Blogs has too many features to list. In order to be listed on the site, the blog must not be commercial. The site may appear to be busy, but I like the features of being able to search by title, author, or subject. Narrowing the search becomes easier on this blog.

9. The ultimate directory of British blogs connotes all things British. It is not directed by location, but by the culture! It is asked that bloggers be genuinely “britished.” Being listed in this blog reaches readers all the way across the pond!

10. Blog Universe is the perfect place to promote your video or podcast themed blog. Its layout is easy to navigate. Although the content is limited, it is an all around good directory site worthy of submission.

11. Bigger Blogs is a relatively new blog directory with only a few blogs registered. The blog is intertwined with a business directory. The blog section is difficult to find, and it is located through a link on the right side of the business directory page. However, the benefit is that the earlier you are accepted on a blog directory, the more exposure your blog will obtain. In addition, a back link is indeed a back link, so this can help with your search engine placement.

12. Upon visiting Bloggernity, you find a crisp, clean, and easy to navigate site. Scrolling down, you find the new blogs. As there is little advertising on the home page, it is pleasant to the eye of the reader as well.

13. Bloggapedia has an interesting and eye catching homepage. Readers are easily connected to the top blogs and newest posts. Innovative categories and a colorful design make this blog directory a hit.

14. Spillbean is a well-designed blog directory site with categories such as health, society, internet, and personal. The site is aesthetically pleasing, but there are not many listings yet.

15. Blogging Fusion is a blog with over sixty categories. These categories include photo blogs and family focused blogs. Blogging Fusion has an good amount of blog listings within the directory, and it also has visitor stats available.

16. Blogflux is not only a tool for bloggers, but a directory that has the listings in alphabetic order. The blog listings are organized and clear. It is definitely an effective blog directory in which to be listed.

17. The blogs on the top listings of Bloglisting are fun, colourful, and catch the attention of the reader. Bloglisting displays the page ranking blogs, which is a helpful tool when determining with whom you want to exchange links.

18. Blogio may be a small blog directory with few listings, but it worthy of a submission. Despite its small size, there are quality blogs and a solid ability to search on this site.

19. Blog Explosion claims to be the largest blog promoter on the internet. They have a vast directory but do not seem to have direct links. However, the listing in the directory can still show up in SERP’s, so keep this in mind.

20. Super Blog Directory is a great site that offers tools to posters that others do not. You can see the latest submitted links and blogs on the site, which is a perk that draws traffic into the directory.

Read more at www.searchenginejournal.com

Edit 06/26/2011: I’ve been getting timeout errors when trying to access Blog Explosion. Be aware, that your mileage may vary.

About Filsaime, The Droid, Young And Me

I don’t subscribe to many email lists anymore. The ones that I’m still on, I’m on them because they don’t pitch much and they provide me with valuable information. There’s a free email marketing tip for you :-)

In any case, I get an email directing me to the blog to read a post. It’s an interview that Mike Young did with Mike Filsaime, talking about what Salty Droid says about Filsaime.

First, I want to congratulate Mr. Young for getting Mr. Filsaime to talk about what Salty Droid says.

I haven’t decided if I have a dog in this fight or not. In the interest of full disclosure, I will say that I’m a fan of the Droid’s and I was also a fan of Filsaime’s.

Despite the coarseness of the language, the Droid’s blog’s message to me was simply “think before you spend your money.” The Droid engages in a lot of juvenile name calling and whatnot, but I don’t see that as hate.

Maybe I’m just naive like that.

The Droid presents a dissenting view to the marketing hype. If doing that makes him a hater, then so be it.

Don’t believe the hype.

To paraphrase Jeff Walker “in a vaccum” when all you hear/ see is the marketing hype and more marketing hype you tend to believe the hype and not listen to reason. Every few weeks, the next gooroo in line has the next “bestest thing evar” to help you make money. After you buy enough of them, you start to realize the next “bestest thing evar” is really the same thing that you just bought, only repackaged and more expensive.

Until the Droid’s site came around, I never knew that they deleted threads that were not favorable to products from the Warrior Forum. I didn’t know that Rip Off Report was a “buy in” site where you can buy good reviews for a fee. I never noticed how manipulative some sales pages and videos were. Maybe these things were obvious to other people, but it was never obvious to me.
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The BBC Wants Your Pictures

I think this is a cool little promo these folks have going on. Coincidentally, I have several “school” type events to go to, so I’ll be sending in a couple of pictures.

I’ll let y’all know if any of them get picked.

Amplify’d from www.bbc.co.uk

Each week we ask you to send in your pictures on a theme and a selection of these are then published each Thursday on the Viewfinder photo blog.

Current themes

In order to give you a little time to send in your pictures here are the themes for the next few weeks with their deadlines:

  • School days: 21 September
  • My home town: 28 September
  • The night: 5 October
  • As this week includes the date 10/10/10, the theme for this week is 10: 12 October

Interpret these in any way you see fit and send your pictures to us at yourpics@bbc.co.uk or upload them directly from your computer using the link to the right.

Please include the title of theme in the subject line of your message and remember to add your name and a caption: who, what, where and when should be enough, though the more details you give, the better your chance of being selected.

Read more at www.bbc.co.uk