HAPPY BIRTHDAY OPENBYTES! – 1 YEAR TODAY!

So on this day (8th of August) a year ago Openbytes was born.

Looking back over the year Ive been doing this, I can honestly say that I have thoroughly enjoyed spending my time on it.  I have met many people who I hope won’t mind me considering them online friends.  Ive met many people who have rather unique views (and also those who are unable to hold a conversation without vulgarity)  Ive also covered quite a few pieces of news on Linux and its increasing popularity on the desktop.

The very first post written for this blog is HERE and was a review of Eternal Lands, a free RPG that I have enjoyed playing on and off for a long time.  A year on and many server updates later, the game is going strong with a dedicated community of players!

Here is a WordPress graph showing the monthly readership of Openbytes from August 08 until July 09.  Obviously I have cut off August 09’s figures since the month is not yet over.

Monthly readers for August 08 - July 09!
Monthly readers for August 08 - July 09!

Goblin – bytes4free@googlemail.com

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Congratulations on your one year anniversary. Its not easy starting a blog while having to find something interesting to talk about, in addition to building a online brand and community. I wish you all the best and hope to read more of your views, although we seem to disagree on a lot of things, but I do like your writing style and thoroughness.

    So why am I not a part of the blog roll?

  2. Chips B Malroy says:

    Happy Birthday Openbytes, it seems you are doing so well with many hits judging from your graph. Heck, even the $ofties have started to take notice and show up here. You must likely getting more hits than MS Watch these days.

    BTW, Hello Andre! Hope I not out of place asking, are you thinking about going to PDC2009 Andre? And please, don’t take this the wrong way, any new laptops or computers these days? Anyway, you were always fun to debate with, I got to give you that.

  3. openbytes says:

    Wow, 1 year old and a post from Andre!

    This really has to be a scoop, firstly Andre, welcome.

    Its funny, the casual observer would see exchanges between Linux/Windows/Mac as a bitter hatred between the groups. I think this is wrong.

    I think Andre and I are about as different in views as is possible, that being said I think Andre and myself have one thing in common, we are as passionate as each other in what we type.

    Andre, since you asked and Ive always said I would respond to courtesy with courtesy, I will include you in the blogroll.

    At the end of the day we are talking about IT so I would hope that on a non IT related subject we may find grounds for agreement afterall IT is hardly as important as some of the issues that are happening in the world.

    @Chips:

    Quote ” You must likely getting more hits than MS Watch these days.”

    I just wish I could find contributors to help out.

    @Everyone else:

    I hope people can see what I am doing with this blog, It never seeks to imply its the one stop shop for news (I could never compete with the other sites out there) I would hope that people see that I try to present “the other side” and doing so in an entertaining way.

    Openbytes will never be Cnet, but I would like to think that at least a few people have been entertained, had a chuckle or gotten angry at my text….

    Thanks to all for giving me the enthusiasm to continue this blog.

    Kind regards
    Goblin.

  4. Milkshaker maker man says:

    Quote “afterall IT is hardly as important as some of the issues that are happening in the world.”

    I never knew you cared, but yes the decline of the white sparrow is of grave concern to us all.

  5. Marco says:

    Happy Birthday Openbytes!!

  6. openbytes says:

    Thanks Marco.

    The year has gone by so quickly!

  7. Chips B Malroy says:

    Hey Marco, good to see you writing again!

    Goblin says:
    “Openbytes will never be Cnet, but I would like to think that at least a few people have been entertained, had a chuckle or gotten angry at my text….”
    ———————————————————-
    Somehow I expected that. But seriously, it can be what you want it to be. Nobody expects your site to compete with CNET, although it could. That’s up to you to decide. Of course you not going have all the reporters that CNET has, or be able to fly to all the meetings and interviews. But you can, if you want to, quote other articles, link to some, and comment on them, which you already do. A different take on some things, can be more interesting than the original articles, as I believe many of us have found.

  8. Marco says:

    Hi Chips! you know ,I’m ‘always’ around, ha, ha.
    Good to read you again.

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