February 25, 2007

Blogiversary III

This is a bit of a tease really. I haven’t managed a blog post in over six months—my apologies for that—and I don’t think I’ll have much time for more posts in the near future, what with work and a four-month-old son. Indeed, what little time I have for blogging now is spent on posting on the blog dedicated to my son (if you’re interested in reading that, drop me a line and I’ll let you know the url and password). I’ve meant to post an entry here announcing my hopefully temporary break from this blog but haven’t got around to it till now, and since today is the third anniversary of this blog…

In the past, I’ve written posts on the spelling of blogiversary (here and here). Here is an update on the number of ghits of the various spellings:

200520062007
blogiversary37,000184,000387,000
blogaversary3,85015,50058,200
bloggiversary74214,60024,400
blogoversary66328,60076,900
blogversary53112,30014,800
bloggaversary1003101,890
bloggoversary2363173
total42,909255,373563,363

As you can see, the total number of hits has more than doubled since last year. There are no startling changes in the relative frequencies, as the following table makes clear:

200520062007
blogiversary86.23%72.05%68.69%
blogaversary8.97%6.07%10.33%
bloggiversary1.73%5.72%4.33%
blogoversary1.55%11.20%13.65%
blogversary1.24%4.82%2.63%
bloggaversary0.23%0.12%0.34%
bloggoversary0.05%0.02%0.03%

The spelling blogiversary, though still by far the most common spelling and more than doubling it’s number of occurrences, continues to decrease in its percentage of the overall whole. And again blogoversary continues to increase in frequency. The spelling blogaversary is making something of a comeback (though not reclaiming third place yet). Anyway, it’s interesting to continue to track this over time, though it occurs to me that by writing these blog posts, I’m affecting the very thing I’m tracking. No way around this I suppose…

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