Our 200th Blog Post

The August 8th announcement about our return to Maitland was our 200th blog post, and it’s time to do a little reflection.

First, Some Statistics

Our first post was on January 25, 2011, two weeks before we had a website (I have no statistics about our first website to bore you with).  It took 44 months to publish the first 50 posts, 40 of which were about upcoming events.  We moved the blog from Blogspot to our own website on October 10, 2015, and published our hundredth post in May 2016.  That second 50 posts took less than 20 months to produce.  By then, the overall proportion of our posts that were about upcoming events dropped to 66%.  Our second 100 posts took just 27 months.  Our overall upcoming-event percentage is down to 53% (and dropping).  At the same time, 15% of our posts have been about our images and 14% had website news.  The categories of recognition, post-processing, and business were each discussed in over 6% of our posts.  The other nine categories were covered in fewer than ten posts each.

So Now What?

I expect that our production rate will level out at less than four posts a month.  I’d like the overall proportion of upcoming-event posts to drop toward 40%, while each of the other 14 categories gets good coverage.  I keep coming up with new ideas but have trouble finding time to develop them.  I’m working on that.  Stay tuned.