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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The First Anniversary

It is hard to believe that I have been blogging for a year now. All of this started with a modest post letting the world know that I bought a new TV. Actually the blog was intended for friends and family in the U.S. to see what we were up to. I started my own blog because I didn't want to use Facebook; I want my own space and some control over the format; after all I am an architect. But just for fun, let's compare Facebook with my blog. Facebook gets over 260 billion page views a month, while my blog generated 5,633 page views in this past year.

Roughly halfway into the first year, I set up an AdSense account which placed a few automatically generated ads on the right side of my blog. I was just curious whether my blog will miraculously make some money for my 529 accounts. On this anniversary, the result of the experiment is actually pretty funny. I have a total estimated earning of US$0.39. Therefore, I am going to take the ads off. I better stick to my day job.

While my blog doesn't rank anywhere in terms of page view, it is not a blog with an audience of one, at least not yet. I do have a cult (sounds much better than "small") following. While my blog is not their home pages, I want to thank them for checking in regularly. These dedicated fans are enough for me to continue.


  1. I proclaim myself a follower of the Michael Fei blog! Keep up the good work, and congratulations on passing the one year mark!

  2. Hi I just chanced onto your blog while reading up on restaurants in Taipei and I have to say I thoroughly enjoy reading, especially the architecture parts. What a pleasant discovery to read on my two passions in the same blog! Keep it going!

    Fellow designer in Singapore