Late last year, this blog reached a milestone: it’s 10,000th visitor!
I started this blog in June of 2010. A year and a half later, I reached my 1000th visitor.
As of January 3, 2013, a total of 12,735 unique visitors from around the world have visited this blog generating 17,206 visits. Not only that, this blog is now typically the #1 Google search result for “constructive developmental theory.”
My reaction to this is similar to the disbelief and gratitude I experienced at reaching my 1000th visitor, only now the exponential trend has more data behind it. Once again, I can only conclude that this blog is filling a void on the internet: the dissemination of theories of adult development in plain language. Such continued success is extremely gratifying. In addition to visitors, I also receive requests to use my graphic on this page summarizing the stages of constructive-developmental theory. This also validates my attempt to present the stages of the theory in a way that is understandable.
Below are some of the graphics that Google Analytics produced to describe traffic to this blog. I note a correlation between visits around the world and industrialized nations. Within the U.S., states with more urban populations seem to have more visitors. It’s important to note, however, that this may also be influenced by personal connections: I’ve lived in New York, California, Texas, and Massachusetts.
Other dynamics remain a mystery. Why, for example, was the busiest day on this blog August 14, 2012? This doesn’t seem correlated with anything that I can see I did. Perhaps that was the day that some spambot wanted to learn about how it might grow-up one day to become an operating system….
If you’re reading this, you have contributed to this blog’s success, for which I am grateful.