2018 in numbers

I posted to adactio.com 1,387 times in 2018: sparkline

In amongst those notes were:

In my blog posts, the top tags were:

  1. frontend and development (42 posts), sparkline
  2. serviceworkers (27 posts), sparkline
  3. design (20 posts), sparkline
  4. writing and publishing (19 posts), sparkline
  5. javascript (18 posts). sparkline

In my links, the top tags were:

  1. development (305 links), sparkline
  2. frontend (289 links), sparkline
  3. design (178 links), sparkline
  4. css (110 links), sparkline
  5. javascript (106 links). sparkline

When I wasn’t updating this site:

But these are just numbers. To get some real end-of-year thoughts, read posts by Remy, Andy, Ana, or Bill Gates.

Have you published a response to this? :



Just browsing these now, just shy of 100 posts this year is huge. Congratulations.

# Posted by @rem on Monday, December 31st, 2018 at 8:27pm

Chris Aldrich

I just added it up quickly and realized that I posted publicly to my website/blog/commonplace book a total of 4,694 times in 2018! Holy cow!

I don’t have quite the crazy analysis that Jeremy Keith has done of his posts, and I initially thought that there was no way I’d posted as much as he had. Perhaps it might be worth delving deeper into the numbers to see exactly what is going on?

Possibly worse(?!), that total posting number is up from 1,762 public posts in 2017. I can only attribute the increase in quantity to the ability to increasingly easily post to my site via micropub clients and some simple bookmarklets I use in conjunction with David Shanske’s brilliant Post Kinds plugin. G-d bless the IndieWeb and its tremendously helpful community for helping me take back ownership of my digital online life. I can only imagine how much higher that number goes this coming year if I can manage to build a Microsub set up and indie reader into my website and make the entire processes even more friction-less.

I unwittingly spent a few minutes last night on cleaning up some plumbing on my back end that will make it easier to follow up (when necessary) on likes, reads, and bookmarks that I collect.

I can’t bear to go through and count the number of private posts for the year, but I will say that having my own online searchable database of things I’ve written, replied to, bookmarked, read, listened to, watched, annotated, etc. has been incredibly useful over the past few years.

Syndicated copies to:


# Liked by Michael Gale on Monday, December 31st, 2018 at 7:46pm

# Liked by Andy Bell on Monday, December 31st, 2018 at 7:46pm

# Liked by Brendan Dawes on Monday, December 31st, 2018 at 9:16pm

# Liked by Ana R on Monday, December 31st, 2018 at 9:17pm

# Liked by Sally Lait on Monday, December 31st, 2018 at 9:17pm

# Liked by Ash Connolly 👨‍🎤 on Monday, December 31st, 2018 at 11:05pm

# Monday, December 31st, 2018 at 11:19pm

1 Bookmark

# Bookmarked by Chris Aldrich on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 at 7:37am

Previously on this day

5 years ago I wrote It’s the end of the year as we know it.

And I feel…

9 years ago I wrote Twenty Ten

The year that was.

10 years ago I wrote The future of the tradition

Personally speaking.

16 years ago I wrote Game on

I’ve been having a nice relaxing christmas time here in Arizona. The only fly in the holiday ointment is a case of the sniffles I appear to have picked up. I just hope it doesn’t interfere with my ability to taste all the regional southwest go