Everyone loves stats so I figure I would post some stats from my blog. The nice thing about WordPress is it gives you a Right Now box in the the control panel that tells you how many posts, pages, categories, tags and comments your blog has since it started.
Since this blog started on December 1, 2005, I have done 3,738 posts for an average of two blog posts per day for five years. This blog also averaged 101 approved comments per day, which I find pretty amazing. The big number is the spam comments. Akismet has protected my blog from 947,297 spam comments so far. That’s over 500 spam comments per day. However, the actually number is higher than that because I was using another spam filter when the blog started and didn’t switch to Akismet until almost two years later.
For 2011, I expect to break 4,000 blog posts and I look forward to Akismet killing off spam comment number 1 million. That should happen in the next 100 days.