Annual report of a tiny, little blog

We’ve watched the year 2009 come and go, therefore I think it is about time to check what this blog has done in the past 12 months. First of all, I have to admit that I spent rather little time in writing blog posts last year compare to previous years. The main reason was many times, I just tweeted a line or two about my thoughts and then no longer repeated those in the blog. However, I guess I did a few good things to my blog …

First is I installed the Thesis theme – it is simply the most versatile WordPress theme in the market right now. And I also implemented a few very good plug-ins : The TweetMeme Retweet Button, the No Self Pings, the Where did they go from here etc. Those really made the blog looks a little bit more professional.

The second good thing I did to my blog was I started to post information about Amazon Kindle 2 and Kindle DX from March last year. I bought the original Kindle 2 US version and then detailed how to purchase it from Amazon, how to set it up, how to use it and how to purchase ebooks … the traffic to the blog then surged:

And finally I put the Amazon affiliation network into good use … I did not actively promote the Amazon website and products, but just link to their Kindle products pages. Surprisingly, I start getting some affiliation fee from Amazon. You know, I never thought I can earn some pocket money from my blog … In addition to the affiliation fee surprise, another thing surprised me a lot is what products the visitors bought after they surfed to the Amazon website. And here are some interesting details:

To this tiny little blog, it is truly amazing !!

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Author: Michael Yung

Michael possessed over 30 years of experience in Information Technology with focuses on complex application development, database technologies and IT strategy. He also spent the last 20 years in Internet technology, eCommerce development / operations, web usability, computer security and Public Key Infrastructure technologies.

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