Wednesday, February 09, 2011

!!!!!!!!!!!1000 posts!!!!!!!

 
This post is the 1001th post on TheStutteringBrain blog! We need to celebrate. When I was starting to write in 2005, I was not sure whether I would keep up with publishing but I did! I also have nearly 100 followers, and 20'000 page views per month.

Below is the graph of the evolution over time. You can see that the increase is relatively linear, but will probably level off in the next years. The numbers also depend on how many posts I write. But overall I am getting close to half a million visits to the blog.


A great majority of my readers are from the US, followed by the UK and Germany, but readers are from all around the world. I receive a few emails every week from readers from asking for advice to sending my interesting information what certain people or association privately do.


I am very likely the most popular and most read blog on stuttering. Number of awards received from stuttering community: ZERO. Number of awards received by Emily Blunt for saying: I stuttered. ONE. Number of people invited for key note speeches for being famous or rich, for talking about their miraculous recovery from mild stuttering, for scientific sloppiness or propagating crackpot ideas: TOO MANY. Number of emails received from readers thanking me and saying that they like my blog: HUNDREDS. Speaks volumes.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congrats!
Go Tom, you the man!
Keep going Tom! Don't let people stop you from blogging and telling the truth!
Keep giving out Crackpots!

What next? Did you ever give your opinion on the Onslow/Packman/Student cheating wwwiki leak fiasco?

Pam said...

Hmmmm . . . I thought Stuttertalk was the most popular blog on stuttering. I have heard them say, and read, that they are the best stuttering resource on the internet and the voice of the stuttering community.

Tom Weidig said...

StutterTalk is a podcast, and not a blog.

They are an on-line radio show with a broad focus and a wide audience. They interview a wide range of people, including "famous".

And I couldn't care less about them. Why should I care about famous people? My blog is not about people but about ideas, mostly.

I would be surprised if StutterTalk didn't have more visitors.

Olivier said...

Stutter Talk, the best stuttering resource ? And what about Kuster's Stuttering Home Page ?

Congratulations, Tom.

Ora said...

Pam: Funny you describe StutterTalk as a blog. It's not a blog, its ... well, I don't know exactly what to call it, but definitely not a blog.

But let's not split hairs about what categories to put things in. This is an occasion for celebration and congratulation. By any measure Tom has made a terrific contribution to our community, and has reached a major milestone.

Tom, thank you for your blog. Keep up the good work!

James said...

"Number of awards received from stuttering community: ZERO. Number of awards received by Emily Blunt for saying: I stuttered. ONE. Number of people invited for key note speeches for being famous or rich, for talking about their miraculous recovery from mild stuttering, for scientific sloppiness or propagating crackpot ideas: TOO MANY. Number of emails received from readers thanking me and saying that they like my blog: HUNDREDS. "

Number of bloggers on this site who are bitter, twisted, jealous, and insulting towards other proffesionals in the field - one. YOU!

Pam said...

I agree wholeheartedly - Tom's site is 150% worthy of being celebrating. I just mentioned that some people are so quick to promote themselves as the best "this" or "that". I never see Tom brag or boast - he just does his thing, consistently, and puts stuff out there for us to agree or disagree with, poder, think about.
I once saw Stuttertalk referred to as a "Talking Blog", so thats the only reason I refer to it as a blog.
Ora - you are right, no need to split hairs. We should all support each other. I have been blogging for two years, and added a podcast some months ago. We all contribute in different ways - no one is the BEST to all people. I hope Tom continues on for many years. I for one know how hard it is to blog regularly. You wonder sometimes why bother - is someone really reading - is it making a difference? If it is to just one person, than that is enough.
Way to go Tom!
~Pam

Hiten said...

Congratulations Tom. And thanks for your continued service to our great community!

Anonymous said...

congrats but i think your numbers will properly fall, i hope not, now that pagoclone has faded away.
keep up the very good work your doing.


greg

Misnomer said...

Congratulation Tom..Keep on doing great work for stuttering community..