Year Three

Just a few days ago marked the third birthday of this website. Once again, I didn’t give the site the attention I had planned to. Nevertheless, I’ll publish a review of the year as a whole and look at what the next year might bring. Statistics Here’s a quick look at some details of the […]

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Year Two

Today marks exactly two years since I started this website. Once again, I didn’t post nearly as often as I had hoped. Life away from the keyboard keeps interrupting, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Statistics Here’s a quick rundown of the blog this year: Blog posts: 8 Visits: 8,649 Visitors: 7,537 Pageviews:

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One Year

Today marks exactly one year since I started this website. It has been (and I hope it continues to be) a grand experiment in blogging. This past year of blogging definitely didn’t go as planned. First, I started working for Jason Schuller over at, which has been great! Then I went back to school

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Week Three

I got a pleasant surprise today when I looked up my Google pagerank. It appears they’ve updated their ranks and this site went from a 0 to a 3. Not bad for 3 weeks. It looks like putting in the time and effort actually leads to some visible results. The results are not stunning by

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Two Weeks

It looks like my traffic has more than doubled since the first week! From 5 visitors to 12 isn’t too much to get excited over though. I’ve gotten a little traffic from social media sites like Twitter and StumbleUpon, and the rest is from people typeing “Alex Mansfield” into Google (probably just other people named

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One Week

I started this blog one week ago and promised to write about everything I did in my attempt to build a successful blog. Well it’s a lot of work setting up a blog for success and so there was quite a bit going on. Consequently, I had a lot of writing to do in order

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Day Two

This is the second day of my blog experiment. I have chosen to use WordPress as my publishing platform due to it’s combination of functionality and ease of use. As of this writing, I have just finished installing WordPress and importing yesterday’s post. I’m still using the default WordPress theme and I haven’t even changed

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