Monday, September 16, 2013

On six years of blogging

Recently the Blog has completed six years.   A lot of things happened during this time,  buzzwords have come and gone, and the understanding of event thinking has been sharpened over time as the hype cycle progresses.   Looking at Google Analytics' statistics,  the most popular postings in this blog are:

1. On unicorn, professor and infant - a debate about event processing and analytics.  The topic of the relationships between event processing and various kind of analytics (a buzzword by its own right) are still popular and relevant.
2. On family trees - this was an off-topic post, that talked about a passover vacation in which I spent a few days tracking the roots of my family. 
3. On Dave Mayer's keynote in DEBS 2012 - this one is relatively recent, and was the champion of the last year's posts.  It talks about the phenomenon of re-inventing wheels, and in particular, Dave Mayer in his DEBS 2012 keynote invented frames which have large overlap with the notion of context.  

As for visitors - totally over the years more than 150,000 distinct readers have passed through the blog, around 3000 have visited at least 200 times.  The countries with most visitors are (in descending order):  USA, UK, Germany, India, Israel, Canada, Philippines, France, Australia and Japan  (I don't know anybody from Philippines... so will be interesting to get a feedback from a reader of that location).   The cities with most visitors are: London, New York, Tel-Aviv,  Bangalore, Manila, Paris, Singapore, Karlsruhe,   and Sydney. 

The most popular referencing site is the almighty google, but there are also many references from, and TIBCOblogs.

Next yer's Blog will continue to follow the trends and opinions, and will get deeper on my current work about event modeling - after we'll publicly expose it in ER 2013 (November, Hong Kong).

I always wonder why people are reading what I am writing - but the several hundreds of readers per day encourage me to continue...  although I have been written less recently  ( a matter of mood)..