As 2015 comes to a close, my friends at Siftr and WordPress have shared some metrics about my year. I thought they were worth recapping:
- I posted 346 photos in 2015, about 15% of all the photos I have posted this year. My photos got 221 likes on an average, 2.1 times better than 2014. The highest number of likes — 568 — for a long exposure photo of the sunset in a marina in my neighborhood. A long exposure photo of New York City got the most number of comments — 48.
- I took photos of 126 places in seven countries — US, Iceland, France, British Virgin Islands, Sweden, Finland and Japan — but San Francisco’s Mount Davidson is still my favorite spot to take photos.
- Om.co had 780,000 visitors in 2015 and they came from 210 countries — lead by the US, followed by UK and Canada. There was virtually no change in the number of visitors from 2014.
- The busiest day on the blog was March 9,2015 when 67,165 people read my statement about GigaOm shutting down. It was my top ranked post for the year, where I posted about 302 new posts. My longest streak was 9 days — November 7 to November 15.
- My other top articles were The Big AlphaBet, On Mobile, Slow Speeds Kill, Standalone Camera: Shot dead by the iPhone and Should, Must and Apple’s Little Details.
- Most of my visitors came from Facebook, Twitter, LoopInSight, DaringFireball and Feedly. Thank you Jim and John for continuing to support my writing by sharing it with your readers.
- My other publication, Pi.co, where I interview people I find interesting, we had 150,000 visitors through the year and they checked out one of the seven interviews we published this year. The most popular interview was my conversation with fashion entrepreneur Brunello Cucinelli, followed by conversations with superstar designer Yves Behar, Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Vincent Laforet, rising cultural journalism star Jenna Wortham and Irish maverick, Liam Casey. You can stay current with Pi.co by following it on Twitter and Facebook.
- I also started writing for the New Yorker. Here are my columns for the online version of the magazine. Can Twitter be saved?; Data Pinatas; The Long History of Fight Against Uber; Apple, Google & Battle for Personalization.