On Valentine’s Day of 2008 I started my blog “Ullizee.wordpress.com” with a first blog post. The URL still exists but is now redirected to “guntherverheyen.com”.
Since that day I have created 457 posts. The past years I blogged primarily about Scrum, and rather occasionally still about my love for books, music and my family.
I am mostly amazed by the global reach of my musings. The statistics show that my blog was visited by people from 182 countries. The top 10 countries (5,5%) account for 75% of all traffic.
Another 20% of all traffic is by visitors from an additional 30 countries (16,5%). So, 95% of all traffic on my site is generated by visitors from 40 countries, i.e. 22% of all countries. That leaves 142 countries, 78% of all countries, accounting for the remaining 5% of traffic.
Hereby a huge thanks and a big hug to my international readers, followers, likers, sharers. You mean the world to me.
2016 was a most fascinating year. From my perspective it was either high or low, with little room for middleground.
Our family and my professional life skyrocketed. I gained creative and intellectual freedom and ownership when deciding to further my journey as an independent Scrum Caretaker. And collaborations of beauty are emerging. But all around, in my city Antwerp, my country Belgium, my home continent Europe and on our planet we saw fear and anxiety often dominating.
Remember, fire causes passion as well as death and destruction. Try not to feed your internal wolf called ‘fear’ too much.
Make 2017 an amazing year!
As announced, I foresee spending much energy on introducing re-vers-ify to the world, an act of rhythm, simplicity and focus, a way to help people re-imagine their Scrum and their organisation.
22 December 2016
2014 has been, in many regards, a fascinating and surprising year. Part of it is reflected on my blog, the part that says how important Scrum has become in my life. The majority of my blog notes are about Scrum. It also is an indication that my writing energy was spent on this, and not on the many personal topics and interests that I also wanted to blog about. Life is hard, life is full of choices.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for my blog. If you’re into statistics, enjoy it.
Best wishes for 2015
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 26,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 10 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
Click here to see the complete report.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for my Ullizee blog.
In 2012, there were 35 new posts, growing the total to 334 posts. There were 86 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 54 MB. That’s about 2 pictures per week.
The busiest day of the year was July 24th with 5,150 views. The most popular post that day was Holiday killer on the loose.
Note: this was due to the sad event of the shooting at the opening of the latest Batman movie, which ended up in lots of search requests pointing to my blog note. My blog note referred to a great comic on Batman, in which Batman is restored as the greatest detective on the planet in solving the murders by a killer, killing on holidays only.
- Holiday killer on the loose (Published: January 2010)
- Joy Division (Closer… to finality?) (Published: September 2009)
- The adoption of Agile: TALC vs. Hype Cycle (Published: September 2009)
- Een schitterend gebrek aan realiteit (Published: January 2009)
- Fixed Price bids. An open invitation to bribe, cajole, lie and cheat. (Published: October 2012)
Lots of staying power!
My blog’s being read in 142 countries!
Most visitors came from The United States. Belgium & Netherlands were not far behind.
Click here to see the complete report.
I turned 18 in ’88. Looking like this picture (taken by the end of ’87).
I remember the times. On the verge of moving on to university. Still friends. Romantic with a flower power girl. Pretending to be young. A huge fan of bands like Virgin Prunes and Bauhaus. Nothing what it seems.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for my blog.
In 2011, I created 41 new posts, growing the total archive to 294 posts. 104 Pictures were uploaded; that’s about 2 pictures per week. The busiest day of the year was January 31st with 259 views. The most popular post that day was Brief aan mijn psycholoog (levensbeschouwing).
These are the top 5 posts that got the most views in 2011:
- Joy Division (Closer… to finality?) – September 2009
- The adoption of Agile: TALC vs. Hype Cycle – September 2009
- Een schitterend gebrek aan realiteit – January 2009
- Playmobil Funpark was inderdaad wel fun – June 2009
- Of butterflies and cages – October 2009
Most visitors came from Belgium. Netherlands & The United States were not far behind.
Dear reader, thank you for reading my words. I hope they’ve proven worthwhile. I will be here for another while; hoping for the same from you. In the meanwhile, MY BEST WISHES for 2012.
Impressive light and life in the sky, filmed it for 1 minute just because we’re not used to it.