Posts Tagged ‘Gun-Carryin’ Librarian’

Eight Years . . . and Counting!

June 24, 2016

Happy Friday, and Happy Anniversary!  Eight years ago today I started blogging and began my journey with The Gun-Carryin’ Librarian.  This endeavor began as a learning opportunity when I undertook the Special Libraries Association’s “23 Things” self-paced course of study.  I had no idea what blogging was and was quite behind the curve on all things Web 2.0.  And, while I am still not an early adopter when it comes to new things/technology, I’m not completely afraid to try them either (thanks to SLA’s 23 Things).

Over the past eight years, I’ve managed . . .

  • more than 3,080 posts
  • more than 255,000 views
  • more than 39,100 visitors

My most popular date — June 14, 2012 (1,091 views).
My most popular day of the week — Thursdays (18% of views).
My most popular hour of the day — 5:00 PM (8% of views).


Three Thousand, and Counting!

March 29, 2016

My blog has reached a new milestone today . . . my 3,000 post!  A journey that began on June 24, 2008, as a learning opportunity in concert with the Special Libraries Association’s “23-Things” Web 2.o initiative.  A journey that has continued for just under eight years (and counting).

To date, my blog has had . . .

  • 3,000 posts
  • 37,688 visitors
    • day with the most views: June 14, 2012 (1,091 views)
  • most popular day: Tuesday (17% of views)
  • most popular hour: 2:00 PM (7% of views)
  • visitors from 64 countries — the top ten countries by the number of visitors for 2016: U.S., Canada, U.K., Germany, France, Australia, India, Brazil, Netherlands, and Spain.

Historically, 2012 was by far the best year statistically with 371 posts published and 59,303 views . . . but the blog goes on.

Two Thousand, And Going Strong!

July 16, 2013

Today marks my two-thousandth post to this blog!  Wow, what an adventure this has become.  From my humble beginnings with SLA’s “23 Things” (which I started a little over 5 years ago), I’ve managed to stay the course and still find myself enjoying this activity.

And now for some shameless statistics . . .

To date, of my 2,000 posts I have had

    • 2,826 views in 2008 (the last six months only)
    • 42,412 views in 2009
    • 53,973 views in 2010
    • 37,149 views in 2011
    • 59,303 views in 2012
    • 15,867 views (so far in 2013)
  • 104 average views per day
    • 15 views per day in 2008 (the last six months only)
    • 116 views per day in 2009
    • 148 views per day in 2010
    • 102 views per day in 2011
    • 162 views per day in 2012
    • 81 views per day (so far in 2013)
  • Month with the most views: June 2012 (9,236)
  • Day with the most views: June 14, 2012 (1,091)
  • Month with the highest average views per day: June 2012 (308)
  • Categories utilized: 29
  • Number of tags utilized: 5,746
  • Number of “followers”
    • 55 blogs
    • 237 twitter
    • 614 facebook

It ebbs and it flows, but it continues to be a lot of fun.  The “Gun Carryin’ Librarian” will blog on . . . for now.

2012 in Review!

January 5, 2013

I would like to take a moment to offer a big “thank you” to all of my followers and readers for helping me achieve my best year of blogging ever!  The stats helper monkeys prepared this 2012 annual report highlighting my blogging activities.  Here’s to a wonderful 2013, and rest assured, the Gun Carryin’ Librarian blog will continue!

Here’s an excerpt:

19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 59,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Happy 3rd Anniversary!

June 24, 2011

The Gun-Carryin’ Librarian blog celebrates its third anniversary today!  It has been a wonderful journey (that will hopefully continue) despite the occasionally frantic moments of despair and panic when writer’s block rears its ugly head . . . or on those days when I really do not have a good idea on what to post.  But so far, I’ve always managed to get something posted.

Here are the hard, cold numbers . . .

  • 1,234 posts
  • over 117,800 total views to date
  • average 107 views per day
  • average 3,274 views per month
  • average 39,283 views per year
  • best day (number of views): March 3, 2010 (293)
  • best month (number of views): March 2010 (7,036)
  • best year (number of views): 2010 (53,973)

Allow me to express a big “Thank You!” to all of my faithful followers and visitors.

Happy Anniversary!

June 24, 2010

Today marks the second anniversary of The Gun Carryin’ Librarian blog!  What a perfect opportunity for an encore presentation of the demotivator on blogging!  What started as an educational tool has developed into a daily ritual . . . a ritual that I truly enjoy.  I would like to thank all of my faithful readers and followers that have participated (and will continue to participate) in this eclectic trip through life.

Some of my blog stats to date:
Total views: 78,974 (2,826 in 2008; 42,412 in 2009; 33,824 in 2010)
Average views per day: 15 (2008); 116 (2009); 194 (2010)
Busiest day: 293 (Wednesday, March 3, 2010)
Busiest month: 7,036 (March 2010)
Posts: 855
Comments: 226
Categories: 26
Tags: 2,589



1.   selecting or choosing from various sources.
2.   made up of what is selected from different sources.
3.   not following any one system, as of philosophy, medicine, etc., but selecting and using what are considered the best elements of all systems.
4.  noting or pertaining to works of architecture, decoration, landscaping, etc., produced by a certain person or during a certain period, that derive from a wide range of historic styles, the style in each instance often being chosen for its fancied appropriateness to local tradition, local geography, the purpose to be served, or the cultural background of the client.


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Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2008









let me wish each and every one of you a very christmas051



Oh come let us adore him!

And, since yesterday also marked the 6th month anniversary of my blog, Happy Anniversary Gun-Carryin’ Librarian!