Eight Years of Blogging: 1,600 Posts and Counting
Eight years ago today I wrote Viget's first official blog post titled "20 Brains, Six Years, Four Labs, and One Post (to start)." I promised that we would share "our experiences, insights, and expertise" and that "at times we may be arrogant, boring, or flat-out wrong; but, we will always be positive and respectful and will post only with the best intentions."
1,600 posts later, I’d say we've stuck to that commitment well. In 2012, Zach shared a bunch of stats in Viget Blogs by the Numbers including an estimate of how much revenue we could attribute to our blogging efforts. Looking back at just the last three years, more than 85% of visits to viget.com arrived via a blog post -- more than 2.5 million first-time visitors.
Those numbers continue to grow but don't tell the full story. Having our team write here week after week has provided tremendous value to Viget in terms of professional growth, recruiting, business development -- truly every part of our business.
While topics have ranged from hiring smart to healthy living, our most popular posts tend to be specific, helpful, and pretty nerdy:
- The Mysterious “Save For Web” Color Shift
- Effectively Using Git With Subversion
- Fun With jQuery’s Animate() Function
- How to Pass the Google Analytics IQ Test in Two Days: Zero to Hero
We continue to categorize our blogs to cater to four audiences:
- Advance - Strategy & Marketing
- Inspire - Desire & Interaction
- Extend - Code & Technology
- Flourish - Viget News & Culture
With an average of 100,000 page views each month, we’re thrilled that our posts are so well read, shared, and commented upon. We want to say a heartfelt "thank you" to our regular readers and a hearty "welcome" to our new ones. If there's a topic you'd like us to cover during the next eight years, please let us know.