Yesterday was the second birthday of this blog, but I was too busy reading the adventures of a certain young wizard to post anything. ;-)
The big changes to this blog since last year:
- We moved from Blogger to our own domain here at Brothers-Brick.com.
- In addition to Josh, we’ve added Nathan and Linus, and then Tim to the team.
- We’ve written 800 new posts (1300 total).
Here are some possibly interesting statistics about all of you, our faithful readers:
- Between August 2006 and July 2007, we’ve quadrupled our daily readership, from about 250 visitors a day to over 1,000.
- Since we launched Brothers-Brick.com in December 2006, you’ve posted 998 comments (and we’ve blocked 11,350 spam comments).
- Visitors have viewed Brothers-Brick.com from 129 countries and regions, representing all the continents except Antarctica.
- More than 140 unique blogs have sent 310 links our way.
- The top sites that send us readers are Google, the old blog, StumbleUpon, Kotaku, Classic-Castle.com, LUGNET, and Destructoid.
- Other than the blog’s name, our top keywords are “new 2007 LEGO castle set”, “LEGO blog”, “BrickArms LEGO creation”, and “LEGO 10190“.
- 2005-2006 saw an explosion of new LEGO blogs. Most of those blogs are no longer posting regularly.
- Nearly all LEGO blogs I was aware of in 2006 were in either English or Japanese. Today, the LEGO blogosphere hums with many other languages, including German, Polish, Portuguese, and Spanish.
- The sudden demise and unexpected resurrection of Brickshelf has spawned several new LEGO picture sites, as well as mass migrations to existing sites like MOCpages, Maj, and Flickr. What effect this will have on LEGO blogs and the broader LEGO community remains to be seen.