This post was scheduled to go out today. I just had to fill in the numbers. Ironic isn't it that when I originally penned this, I was planning to move on. The outtage simply accelerated the decision.
On 17th October, I said
"One month and 136 posts later, AccMan has had 1,722 visits with 3,805 page views."
As of close of play today, we've had 6,270 visits with 13,350 page views. And I've now penned some 297 articles, receiving 84 comments. Thank you all. It's shaping what I do.
I'm particularly proud of the fact we got our largest audience ever on 15th October when I ran the analysis of the Arctic Systems case. Even more satisfying was the fact that on a Google search, AccMan comes out top and also appears at no.6 - Citrus also appears twice at no's 2 and 10. Tax Blagger gets a look in at number 3. So the top three slots all go to folk who use blog technology. The so-called trusted sources appear nowhere. Not in the top 10 where it matters.
The audience is made up as to: 68.7% UK, 15.8% US with the remainder scattered around the world in a couple of dozen countries. So now when people want to know about tax, technology and marketing in the UK - we're a credible presence.
Significantly, I've completed 5 podcasts and plan to expand that part of the biz significantly over the coming months. In the New Year, I will be launching the 15 Minute Round Up with some interesting collaborations to announce.
I now have commercial deals that have arisen directly from these activities. All of the projects are interesting and as soon as I can say more, I surely will. These deals are providing a significant boost to income and are personally satisfying in ways that traditional media could never be.
Equally exiting - at least to me - I shall also be moving the site, updating it and putting it on a fresh platform. Sadly I've grown out of TypePad and need to move on. So that's the first truly sunk cost $149.50. Not bad eh? thanks TypePad people for what you've done for me. But for the moment at least it's 'syonara' (as painted on one of Larry Ellison's boats.) or will it be 'see you later?