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Blog Review 2018 - Adventures in QA

Blog Review 2018

And soon we are heading into 2019 and as a tradition of my blog, I always take the opportunity to look back what happened in the last year. The year 2018 was different for me. In terms of blogging and working. I shifted my focus from writing on my own blog to other blogs to support them with hopefully valuable content.

Also as a tradition I like to share numbers about my readers, where there are coming from how many of you visited my blog and so on. However, I can’t deliver this information to you anymore. The reason is simple, thanks to new GDPR law in Europe, I removed ALL the tracking from the blog. I have no idea where you are coming from and how often you are here.

But that is totally OK for me and I think for you as well 😉.

Highlights

My testing highlights for this year where the 3 conferences I attended as a speaker. One of my favorite testing conferences on this planet are the Nordic Testing Days in Tallinn.

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Blog Review 2017

It’s that time of the year again, to publish my annual blog review of 2017. This year was a bit more silent for me when it comes to blogging. Compared to 2016 when I was writing 79 blog posts, the 27 post I wrote this year look like really nothing. For me it doesn’t feel bad at all, writing 2 blog posts per month is not a bad ratio at all. However, I took this decision to write less in 2017, to recap my thoughts on mobile and to think about a possible new directions of blog posts. Long story short, I am still not sure where the direction is going :). But don’t worry, I will keep on writing in 2018.

Blog Review with a tree - Adventures in QA

As a tradition of this blog, I want to give you some insights about my year and the blog. I want to share some highlights, some numbers, top posts and top countries with you.

Highlights

My testing highlights this year where clearly two things. Helping to organize Testbash Munich was a blast. I had so much fun working with Kristine, Vera, Viola, Patrick, Marcel, Beren, Vernon, Richard, Rosie and the other people around the event. I was really really cool to see the event happening in Germany for the first. And it will happen again in September 2018 🙂 and I will help to organize again.

The second highlight for me was to talk at the Nordic Testing Days in Tallinn. It was such a nice conference and atmosphere that I really enjoyed. You can get an idea of the event here. I applied to speak at NTD 2018 and my paper was accepted :). Therefore, I hope to see you in Tallinn! If you are into running, don’t forget your running shoes we can go for a nice scenic Tallinn run.

If you are interested in my talk, take a look at the slides and video.

Blog Review

And now some numbers :).

Numbers

  • +27.000 unique visitors
  • +50.000 page impressions
  • I wrote 27 blog posts
  • Since the start of the blog in 2011, more than 281.000 page impressions where triggered.

Top Posts

Top 5 Countries

My top readers are coming from:

  1. USA
  2. India
  3. Germany
  4. Ukraine
  5. Russia

Locations in 2017 - adventures in QA

As you can see, besides the top 5 countries almost the whole world was visiting my blog since I started it in 2011, which is just awesome! I hope one to reach the whole world with my content, but I think it will be hard to find tester in each of the missing countries :).

Thanks again for the amazing year 2017. I wish you and your families merry Christmas and a happy new year and I hope to “see” you in 2018. Maybe we see each other on a conference or meetup.

If you are interested in the review of 2016 take a look here.

#HappyTesting

 

Blog Review 2016 - Adventures in QA

Blog Review 2016

The year 2016 was yet another awesome year for me. Not only from a professional point of view but also from a personal one. Maybe you have noticed that I wasn’t blogging a lot since August this year :). Well, this has one awesome reason. I became a dad in August and since then I spend my free time mostly with my wife and my son to enjoy every minute. However, from a blogging and professional point of view the year was great, too. This year my book Hands-On Mobile App Testing has been translated into german, which is really really great. I published a new eBook about Smartwatch App Testing on leanpub and I gave my first keynote at a conference.

If you are a frequent reader of my blog, you know that I love to share insights of this blog and to provide a blog review of the past year (see 2015 here). Since a couple of month I also share on a monthly basis numbers of my blog, like in this tweet:

Before I go into details, I want to say THANK YOU to all of my readers. Thanks for reading my blog from time to time, to leave a comment and to share my posts with other people. Still, the feedback I get for this blog is great and just awesome and motivates me to continue producing content on a regular basis. I will try to keep up the pace for 2017 ;-). Read more