Status of this Blog

This blog has now been frozen. Comments have been disabled and we do not intend to publish further posts. A case study on the process of ‘archiving’ the blog was published as part of the JISC Beginner’s Guide to Digital Preservation project.

Blog Statistics

We have published the following statistics for future reference. They are intended to inform others about the lifecycle of the blog and assist people wishing to reuse resources by identifying the authors of articles etc.

Active Dates: From 30 April 2008 to 23 July 2010
Number of posts: 118 published posts
Number of comments: 141
Akismet statistics: 3,694 spams caught, 16 legitimate comments, and an overall accuracy rate of 99.838%.
Details of contributors:

Details of blog theme:
Andreas09 2.1 by Andreas Viklund and Ainslie Johnson
Details of plugins used:
SIOC Plugin and Subscribe To Comments are active on the blog at the time of archiving.
Details of type and version of software used:
This blog now runs on WordPress (2.9.2). Information on a previous software update is available in the post Making any Upgrades to your Blog Sir?
Blog licence:
This blog is licenced under a Creative Commons Licence (Attribution – Non-commercial – Share Alike). Comments are also covered under this licence but the widget containing this information was lost after the upgrade in early June 2010 and was not reinstated till 21st July 2010. Comments made between this period may not be covered by the licence. Some embedded items (such as images) and the one guest blog post may also not be covered by this licence.

FeedBurner and the JISC PoWR blog

The following statistics are from FeedBurner, a web feed management provider recently aquired by Google.

Between the period Thursday, January 14, 2010 and Wednesday, May 26, 2010 the JISC PoWR blog had the following with regard to RSS subscriptions:

  • 129 subscribers – this is how times the feed has been requested on average in a 24-hour period
  • 10 reach – Reach is the total number of people who have taken action i.e. viewed or clicked on the content in the feed on average in a 24-hour period

The following readers were the most popular:

  • Google Feedfetcher 60
  • FriendFeed – 25
  • Bloglines – 10
  • Windows RSS Platform – 4
  • Netvibes – 3
  • NewsGator Online – 3
  • Mac OS X RSS Reader – 2
  • plus 9 others

Technorati Ranking

The Technorati ranking of the blog was also noted (on 25th June 2010). It had an authority of 92 and was listed at 92,267 in a total of 1190684 blogs in the Technorati listing.

Brian Kelly has written more about the value of such rating in his post Evidence, Even If Flawed, For Blog Metrics.