Believe it or not, May 22, 2011 was the day I launched writetechie.com! It has been a wonderful journey developing this website on WordPress. My first post, Post-STC 2011 Summit, reflected on the Society for Technical Communication 2011 Annual Summit held in Sacramento, California.
I celebrated my first year anniversary with a followup post with some analytics. As customary, here’s the rundown of stats from May 2016 to April 2017.
- Number of Sessions: 5,592
- Unique User: 5,346
- Page Views: 6,216
Most Visited by Country
- United States
- United Kingdom
Most Visited by State
- New York
Top Most Visited Pages
- Choosing a Professional Username (2011)
- What is a mobile friendly site? (2012)
- Alternative Tools for Labeling Tech Docs (2012)
Technology Changes Throughout the Years
Some of the most major changes have been under the hood with my website. For most, I moved to my third web hosting company since launching my site in 2011. Lessons learned from my first website meltdown, a site revamp and theme template refresh, and moving towards using HTTPS.
My first attempt through HTTPS was ad-hoc and not exactly a correct implementation of HTTPS. It was through CloudFlare and was a total mess with my non-HTTPS web hosting provider. In order to make the move to an HTTPS environment, I had to pony up more money to my (now former) hosting provider to allow certificates and buy my own certificate OR move to a web hosting provider that has HTTPS capability as a standard feature.
I understand that my website is my playground to test new things, make revisions, and improve my skills with web content and WordPress skills. I was a complete novice using WordPress before launching writetechie.com. What I knew about WordPress was through the (now defunct) STC New Mexico Kachina Chapter.
Slowly I’m putting more effort into my website and I’m ready to share more about my experience I’ve had with content strategy and web content over the last couple of years. I felt there was an embargo on what I could share about my experience and I think it’s time for me to share what I’ve learned over these few years. In addition, I have a better perspective about some of the things I’ve been doing. Lastly, I think I’ve broken my “writer’s block” on writing articles for my blog because of my experience writing for my master of science courses.
Look Forward for More
In the next few months, I’ll be back to writing some rather refreshing articles about the field. I’m back with some exciting stuff I want to share. I also want to play with my new screencasting tool and make some fun documentation videos.