Let the Celebration Begin!

Posted: Sunday, April 29, 2007 by El Guru in Blog News, Blogs, CyberNet, Other

Tuesday, May 1st will mark the One Year Anniversary of the beginning of the Firefox Extension Guru’s Blog! I can not believe it has already been a year! Yep, started out over at Blogger but would later move over to WordPress (see New Blog Home). Here’s the post that started it all: A Blog is Born!

In all honesty I was not sure if the blog would be a success, but judging by these stats (from September 6th to present) I would say it has:

  • Posts^: 391
  • Comments: 631
  • Views: 170,000+
  • Most Views in One Day: 3,050
  • Subscribers*: 79
  • Spam Comments Blocked: 7100+

^ Posts statistic is based from May 1st, 2006 to present

* Via FeedBurner (Subscribers is an approximate measure of the number of individuals currently subscribed to your feed.)

In regards to the Spam Comments Blocked statistic, Akismet is a great tool and is about 99% effective in blocking spam comments. There is the occasional spam comment that slips through or the comment that is tagged as spam when it really is not.

So, what do I have planned for the blog this year? Not really sure yet. I know in the coming months (may be around August/September) I will be putting a lot more focus on Firefox 3. At this point I am waiting for it to reach the ‘Beta’ milestone before I start using it more frequently. Another area I want to put more emphasis on is Thunderbird. There is a lot of help readily available for Firefox, but for some reason it seems for Thunderbird getting help is more difficult. Especially now that Thunderbird 2 is out now.

Once again, thanks to all my readers for making the Firefox Extension Guru’s Blog a success. Also a big thanks to Ryan & Ashley Wagner at CyberNet News, Percy Cabello at Mozilla Links and Claus Valca and family at Grand Stream Dreams for all your support!

Comments
  1. Claus Valca says:

    Congratulations!

    Keep up the quality work! I love your tips and recommendations for the best Add-on extensions. Glad I can contribute a tiny bit.

    I love Firefox/Thunderbird and though I consider myself a power-user, each day I usually learn something new.

    I appreciate the work you do trying to keep a focus on the Mozilla roadmaps and meeting notes.

    You find some real fun tidbits in there!

    –Cheers!

  2. Sam says:

    Happy Anniversary!

    Greatly appreciate all of the time and hard work you put into helping those of us that “aren’t in the know” and point us in the right direction.

    Have learned a lot here and benefited from many of your suggestions.

    Also enjoy those great and entertaining videos you dig up. :)

    Congratulations on your successful blog!

  3. Ryan Wagner says:

    The one year anniversary is surely a big one! Keep up the great work and continue hunting down that Firefox news!

  4. Congrats on the first! Hope to see you around for many more.

  5. Congratulations on your 1 yr!

    I just subscribed today..Looking forward to your second year.

  6. White says:

    Congratulations on your first year! Your blog is a big hit. Wishing you the best for the coming year.

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