Curated SQL At One Year

Curated SQL is just over a year old now.  I started work on it during PASS Summit 2015, and I’m happy with the results so far.

By The Numbers

I’m up to 2026 posts on Curated SQL.  My three largest categories are Administration, Cloud, and Hadoop.  I used to call “Cloud” Azure, but kept running into relevant AWS posts.  I have 7 categories with just one post:  Containers (that’ll increase soon), Riak, Soft Skills, Durability, Hashing, Filestream, and Policy-Based Management.

I should also note that I’m pretty bad about tagging things and terrible about going back and tagging old posts with new categories, so even though I’ve mentioned Docker quite frequently, Containers has just one post.

I’ve had just over 79K unique visitor-days.  Unfortunately, the stats package I use doesn’t give me total unique visitors across all days.  There’s a nice positive trend in daily views and I hope that continues to rise.

Over the past 365 days, the top country is the United States (46,361 unique visitor-days), followed by Germany, Ukraine, and France.

Where Curated SQL Is Going

I think I’ve landed in a groove with Curated SQL.  My theme shows 10 posts at a time, so I have a personal rule not to link to more than 10 things per day.  I’ve broken that rule a few times, but it is in the back of my mind.

Overall, I don’t have any major plans for changing Curated SQL.  I like the format and want it to be a site that you can hit on a coffee break and find an interesting blog post or two.

I do have a minor change that I’ve kicked around in my head a few times.  Right now, I schedule things to go out at 8 AM through 8:20 AM Eastern time.  That way, Europeans can hit the site during the mid-afternoon doldrums and Americans can check it out whenever they want.  I’ve thought about trying to spread the load, scheduling posts at 8 AM, 10 AM, noon, 2 PM, and 4 PM.  Doing that has its upsides and downsides, and I haven’t come to a firm decision just yet.

Regardless, I’m looking forward to year 2 of Curated SQL.  There’s a lot out there to read…

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