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One Year of Blog.SpoonGraphics

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Long time subscribers may remember a post from a while back; Six Months of Blog.SpoonGraphics. I thought it would be fitting one year from the start of the blog to present a few more stats and snippets of information, plus, ask you the readers what you would like to see on the site in the future!

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I’m still really impressed over how the site has grown over the past year, it’s helped tremendously in my personal learning curve of online marketing, social media and general website optimisation and upkeep.

Blog.SpoonGraphics Stats

Average stats of late:

Average visits per day: 6000
Highest Peak: 10,094 (March 27th)
Top Content: How to Combine Pixel and Vector to Produce Striking Artwork and Free Punk Vector Graphics
RSS Subscribers: 3000

With regards to traffic sources the main source of vistors has been StumbleUpon, with Good-Tutorials also bringing in plenty of traffic to my tutorials. I also had the pleasure of making the Delicious popular pages in March but strangely enough I’ve never had any success with Digg!

Other Blog related achievements:

As well as being a great source of education for myself, the SpoonGraphics blog has also led to a couple of unexpected achievements:

Blog.SpoonGraphics Magazine Feature

Featured in Web Designer Magazine – Issue 157
Double page cover of Blog.SpoonGraphics in the Dreamweaver section, “diagnosing the tricks behind the dot com designs” with an overview of the key design features of the site.

Blog.SpoonGraphics Alexa Rank

Ranked Number One in my Home County
After being kindly informed by email of a high ranking in the Alexa stats for my home county I recently checked back to find I had subsequently made it to first place spot.

What’s next – you decide

Now would be the pefect opportunity to discover what the readers of the blog would like to see in the future in the form of articles, tutorials and freebies. I’ve been struggling to come up with new content recently so this will really help out!
Post your thoughts in the comments and I’ll have a go at implementing a post around your topic!

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19 Comments

  1. Luke says:

    Well done. Your accolades are richly deserved.

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  2. Scott says:

    YAY!

    i started subscribing about a year ago. The tutorials on yours and others blogs was what taught me Adobe’s programs.

    By far the most helpful posts for me currently are the “inspiration” posts where you highlight artists and things that i have not heard of and can maybe learn something from.

    Keep it up!

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  3. Loren says:

    Congrats! Can’t wait for another year.

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  4. Congratulations!

    I love your tutorials and after one year I’m really used to your company ;-)

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  5. Ali B. says:

    I still can’t believe it’s been a year already! Congrats Chris!
    I don’t remember not liking any article posted here in SG, but if I have to suggest something, I’d say a little more web-design oriented tutorials.
    Keep up the good work and thank you for sharing what you share with the world :)

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  6. Daniel says:

    Great stuff mate!
    Deservedly so…
    Any chance you could do a tutorial on vector art, but in te the style of those airplane safety cards?
    I’ve seen a few spoofs and they look great. Problem is, im not too sure when to draw the line with detail when it comes to vector!
    All the best.

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  7. George says:

    Congratulations on the success of your blog. Richly deserved!

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  8. mao says:

    Chris! congrats for your blog! I have been following your grow since the very beginning. And you are the living prove of what constant and quality work can do. The best for you :)

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  9. Chris says:

    Many thanks for all the comments,

    A couple of tutorials on web design is a good idea, I’ve always assumed more concise articles could be found elsewhere on the web but I’ll definitely see what I can come up with!

    Also, the idea on the airplance safety vector style art is superb, that’s one project I could have a lot of fun with!

    Chris

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  10. Jacob Cass says:

    Congrats and well done… it was well deserved. The only way from here is up!

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  11. Blue Buffalo says:

    Congratulations Chris! You deserve it. It shows that you really put a lot of work into having a great site. I have been a fan of yours since the beginning. I always enjoy your work.

    I hope to continue to see your great tutorials. I love the vector drawings and cool techniques. Maybe do a glowing lines tutorial? ; )

    I also hope to continue to see your freebies. You got to love those!

    The articles are also really good. I like your posts of “great pieces”. We don’t always have time to check out all the neatest work and artists, and what’s going on in the scene.

    I’m going to buy you a drink right now!

    Thanks again and keep up the great work!

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  12. _E'd says:

    Congratulations!

    Surely all achievements are truly desereved…
    This blog is so well-made and original, that made ME understand something aboud web designing and graphics. Thanks really much for your exellent tutorials and for sharing freebies. Keep up the good work!

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  13. Way to go!
    You’ve been really helpful

    Congrats!

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  14. Mr Kuzio says:

    Your blog is full of useful stuff, your own reputation is deserved.

    Congratulations!

    Mr Kuzio

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  15. Armen says:

    You’re well worthy of what you’ve achieved, Chris. Your work is excellent, and your tutorials are extremely beneficial.

    Keep it up!

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  17. dpi says:

    congrats!!!
    i discovered spoongraphics right now.
    cool postings on your site. i will add your blog to my faves.

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  18. Awesome! I really love your tutorials. You break things down into a way that is easy to follow and understand.

    How about some posts on your inspiration, too? And how do you apply those inspirations to a project? Or walk us through some of your design projects (the creative process before the computer).

    Understandably the freebies get the most traffic; everyone likes free stuff! But to us regular subscribers, I think we like the articles with more substance (but by no means quit producing the freebies!!)

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  19. David Airey says:

    Hi Chris,

    Great job on surpassing the year mark, and you’ve definitely come a long way! I’ve not been following as much as I will from now on, and you have a new subscriber in me.

    Looking forward to your future articles, and to seeing you appear in many more magazines. ;)

    Take it easy.

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