50000 Visits to the Dork Side! My blog reaches a milestone!

Wow. I just noticed my counter ticked past 50,000 hits today. Wow. I know, that doesn't sound like a whole lot when you compare me to most autodesk and cad management-geared blogs, but, heck, I think it's still pretty impressive for someone in a niche field like Facilities Management.

I started this blog as a communication tool for my Local User's Group (affiliated with AUGI), at the suggestion of then-president Brian Myers. It is much easier to keep up with than the monthly newsletter I used to make.

I started blogging in April of 2005, but, didn't add a counter until July of that year; so, 50,000 hits since then.

So, I make announcements for the gateway aug and augi, talk about the salary survey, facilities management and give tips and tricks on programs I use (from autocad, map, adt (aca), fmdesktop and microsoft office products)... and I like funny stuff, too.

Some of the searches I've noticed that are popular are 'Select Similar' 'AEC objects' 'Print plt files' 'cafm programs' 'bim standard' 'bim cafm' and 'mistress training'
~helpless shrug~ well, what can you do? It's an occupational hazard of being the Mistress of the Dorkness. ;)

My hit counter says that about 20% of my hits are repeat visitors, but, as that is based on ip-address, it's hard to say how accurate that is with the prevalence of wireless access points.

Thank you, faithful reader, for coming back time and again, I hope I manage to offer some good tips and timely news about the CAD/Design Industry.


Anonymous said...

50K mark? That's awesome. Our pageload is 10% of yours but we made USD20++ on Google Adsense clicks since our blog established. ;-) However, we envy your pageloads..hehe

R.K. McSwain said...

Congratulations! You have a regular reader here....

Mistress of the Dorkness said...

:-) thanks for popping by. I like reading your blog, but, it doesn't surprise me there isn't a huge audience. We're a rare breed.

:-) Nice to see you made a little bit from AdSense, I've never bothered to do it for this site myself. ~shrug~

r.k., Thank you. :)

blads said...

Woo Hoo Congratulations Melanie, you certainly have one of the best CAD blogs out there...

Mistress of the Dorkness said...

~blushing~ aw, blads, thanks for saying so, but, I'm sure that's not quite true.

Todd M. Shackelford said...

You are like 5 time cooler than me, or dorkier.. I think. Anyway congrats on the numbers, it's like you have a gold record. To us geeks anyways.

Lazy Todd Shackelford

Looking forward to the next 50,000

Mistress of the Dorkness said...


*me*? five time dorkier than *you*
aw... you are so generous with your compliments! ;)

I think you and I are in the same sort of group... there's like two FM bloggers... and like two MEP bloggers. So, I wouldn't let the numbers get you down. (wait... I do MEP in my F, so that makes me both, right? so it would be 2FM and 3MEP? wot?)

I digress, thanks for the congrats.

Unknown said...

Congrats on that feat! Good things happen to good people. :-)

Mistress of the Dorkness said...

Thanks, Brian. Not much of a feat when you compare me to the more mainstream. But, I'm happy to know that people are reading. It's very cool.