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Thursday, April 10, 2008
Five years of highly infrequent blogging. Three cheers, anyone?
If there’s one thing that sets this blog apart from any other blog in the whole blogistan, then that is its author’s (that is to say, my) ability of not updating regularly. And when you consider the fact that this post that you are reading right now should have been uploaded about a month ago, you can realize that when I say that I don’t update regularly, I mean it!
I know. I am probably the greatest procrastinator of recent times. And it’s not just blogging; there are loads of things in my life right now that are highly messed up just because yours truly is a lazy giraffe. But anyway, I wouldn’t want to talk about them while (sort of) celebrating Ulta Seedha’s 5th blogiversary. Instead, as is the tradition of Ulta Seedha, here are some random statistics.
Ulta Seedha has seen 93 posts in the five years it has been online. That makes an average of 1.55 posts every month.
Of course, this post count does not include those entries which were lost in the Diary-X crash. (For those who don’t know: before Ulta Seedha got its own domain two years ago, it was hosted on Diary-X.) The post count also does not include those posts (mainly poems) that I wrote before I started blogging, and the pages which fall out of the regular blog timeline (About, FAQ, etc). All of the statistics that I provide below are based on these 93 posts.
The most lengthy post that I have written in these five years is also the last post of these five years: An Evaluation of Popular Time Wasting Algorithms, which contained 1653 words of brilliant nonsense.
Average length of a post turned out to be 424.1290323 words.
Despite my rarely updating attitude, I have been very fortunate to have a great readership in these five years. They might not know it, but I have always learnt a great deal from every one of my readers and the comments that they left on my ulta seedha stuff. And some of the readers are also my good friends now. I guess I have just been very lucky.
Before I tell you the stats regarding comments that this blog received, let me tell you something interesting: I have not used the comment count reported by WordPress. Instead, I have re-counted the comments excluding my own, and have considered the unique number of people who commented on a particular post. In other words, if a person XYZ has commented three times on a post, I have counted those as only one. The results are quite amusing.
Total number of comments is 975. This makes an average of 10.48387097 comments for each post. (Going by the regular count, there are 1632 comments, with an average of 17.5483871 comments for a post.)
The post receiving the highest number of comments, 27, was Yet Again. The regular count says that it received 43 comments. (Runner-up is “میں کام کرتا ہوں”, which received 25 comments, and which tops with 54 comments of regular count).
The least number of comments is, well, ZERO. 3 posts share this count, and no, I am not mentioning them. They are highly immature. (That’s not to say that the rest of the blog has anything mature to offer!)
On past blogiversaries, I had also calculated the maximum and minimum number of days between updates, but for the 5th blogiversary, I won’t. I’ll only embarrass myself if I mention them.
Which brings us to the next thing…
Yep. An e-book.
I know, I know. I am not a prolific author. Heck, I am not even a proper author. This blog is certainly not a masterpiece, and has nothing to offer except long hiatuses. Still, I thought that an e-book containing a collection of posts from the past five years would be something interesting to do.
Also, I wanted to say ‘thanks’ to all of you who have been reading and supporting Ulta Seedha. Couldn’t think of any other way.
Update: The e-book has now been removed.
(I apologize for the ridiculously large size of the e-book, specially to dial-up users. Sadly, that’s the smallest size I could achieve even after all the PDF compression techniques.)
And now, dear friends, let’s just see if I can make it through the 6th year.