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 😉.
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.
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.
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.
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.
And now some 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.
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.
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