Happy Birthday Blog

October 20th, 2009 by jason Leave a reply »

This blog turned one year old on Sunday. The inaugural entry, My First Blog and How To Install WordPress, was posted on October 18th, 2008.

Happy Birthday Blog!

For some reason, it feels like I’ve been at this a lot longer than one year.

Some statistics related to this blog during the past 365 days:

  • 224 posts
    • 195 Virtualization related
    • 30 Non-virtualization related (typically other technologies and a few personal)
    • Average of one post per every 1 1/2 days
    • Using a very conservative estimate of 2 hours spent writing each post, total time spent writing:
      • 448 hours
      • 19 days
      • Almost 3 weeks
      • Doesn’t include any lab time
  • 179,389 Unique visitors
    • Generating 5,399,277 Hits
    • Consuming 71.36GB Send (upload) traffic
    • Costing $1,199.88 in bandwidth
    • Plus another $1,800 estimated in rack electrical/cooling
  • 743 legit comments (approved)
    • Average of 2 legit comments per day
  • 7,873 spam comments (blocked and IP banned)
    • Average of 22 spam comments per day
  • 90 Tags
  • 14 Active WordPress plugins
  • 7 Inactive WordPress plugins
  • 4 Sponsors
  • 1 Theme change
  • 3 VMware exams passed
    • VCDX Enterprise Administration exam
    • VCP4 exam
    • VCDX Design exam
  • 2 VMworlds attended
    • VMworld Europe 2009
    • VMworld 2009
  • 7th most popular virtualization blog as rated by the VMware community
  • 1 vCalendar idea
  • 1 vExpert award
  • 0 VMware NFR licenses received
    • Out of a dozen or so requests
    • Over the course of 2+ years
  • Established about a million virtualization industry
    • Contacts
    • Friends
    • Acquaintances
  • Through
    • Blog
    • Twitter
    • VMworld
    • LinkedIn

Thank you for reading. I look forward to another great year with more VMware virtualization information to share! A special thank you also goes out to other bloggers and VMware virtualization community members for sharing your time and knowledge and continuing to inspire me to do the same.


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  1. mylvisaker says:

    Jason – congrats on a year of blogging!

  2. Vladan says:


    As long as you’ll keep posting such a great articles so I’m gettin inspired…..

    Blogging is a job.. Me too I spend quite a lots of time, but It makes me progress… -:)

    Happy birthday !

  3. Dan Willis says:

    Happy Blog day J!

    I’ll keep on reading as long as you keep on bloggin’

    Dan 🙂

  4. Congrats! Yes, when you are at something like blogging or evangelizing virtualization for a while, it seems like a lot longer than it actually is at times. Your first year of service to the virtualization blogger community has been well served! And I’m glad to be in the million man march of people you have become friends with along the way! Keep up the great work.

  5. Eric Gray says:

    Congrats, Jason. Looks like our blogs will be starting kindergarten at the same time.


  6. Deeso says:

    Congrats, Jason!

    Keep the good work 🙂

  7. NiTRo says:

    keep up the good blogging Jason !

  8. PiroNet says:

    Congratulations and keep on with the good work.
    Needless to say that you are a Muse for all vEXPERT wannabe and for the rest as well thought 🙂

  9. Dave Convery says:

    Congrats! Keep up the good (AND Hard!) work!

  10. rbrambley says:

    Congrats Jason and boche.net! I look forward to year 2. (and yes, I agree that blogging time seems a lot longer than calendar time!)