Blog annual stats (v2020)

Last year i have mentioned that i have started using Matomo. But it was in the middle of 2019, so i couldn’t use it for annual stats. Now that i have used Matomo for a complete year and also given the fact that i’ve screwed up in February by uninstalling old Google Analytics add-in in WordPress without realizing it is actually connecting my page to GA (i have lost 20 days of stats because of it), i decided to use Matomo numbers instead of GA for page views this time. I have compared them and they of course are very similar. Matomo numbers are a bit higher. Not sure if it counts differently or because of that 20 days gap in GA. But i like higher numbers better 😀 Will see, maybe next year i will go back to GA numbers or maybe i will get rid of Google Analytics completely. Although it is nice to have two options, if one suddenly stops working. The 2020 stats:

  • Posted 76 entries (-36):
    • Technology – 51 (-37), there were no Insider build posts at all this year, now i am only posting about final releases of next Windows 10 versions; about the same amount of Microsoft 365 news and a few other articles here and there (Android, Spark);
    • Reviews – 18 (new), this is a new category which combines my reviews for books, movies, TV series, so the number is high;
    • Books – 8 (+1), just finished last book a day ago to make this number higher 😀 ;
    • Board Games – 4 (-3);
    • Movies – 8 (+5), last year i have explored the option of watching Kinopavasaris movies digitally at home, so i have watched more movies this way and i kind of liked it;
    • General – 2 (-1);
    • Artwork – 2 (+1);
    • Top 10 – 1 (-);
    • TV series – 1 (+1).
  • Removed Next Game category (it is now Board Games and Reviews combined) and a few other old categories that didn’t have any posts for years.
  • Have received even two comments this year (+2) and actually replied to one of them. And also received an email regarding one of the articles. Btw, started using Antispam Bee because older plugin became a bloated money grab. This one is very good dealing with spam comments and is free.

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Yearly Board Games Stats 2020 [EN]

Some stats from Board Games Stats app for the whole year. The play count is rather big, because i also count my plays on Yucata and BGA. But there were also some live plays last year. Numbers dropped a lot because on Yucata i mostly play with one friend and she was not that active. Also pandemic made the live plays number lower, but still managed to play 6 games until the first quarantine.

General stats:

  • Plays: 107 (-125)
  • Games: 28 (-12)
  • Players: 100 (-79), 99% Yucata
  • Locations: 2 (-1) (Yucata and game group at work)
  • H-index: 5 (-4) (x games played at least x times)

Most played games:

  • The Oracle of Delphi: 21 (-6)
  • Firenze: 18 (-3)
  • Rajas of the Ganges: 12 (new)
  • Thunderstone: 9 (-6)
  • Cacao: 5 (-14)
  • Guildhall: 4 (-12)
  • Zooloretto: The Dice Game: 4 (-9)
  • The Downfall of Pompeii: 3 (new)
  • Las Vegas: 3 (-7)
  • Targi: 3 (new)

Favorite player count: 2 (no change 🙂 )

Games played live: 6 (-6), pandemic..

Blog annual stats (v2019)

This year i have started using Matomo to track visits and have noticed same IP addresses going often every few hours to the same pages. So, stats are a bit skewed by such bots, but in a grand scheme probably are not affected that much. Also, Matomo masks true IP and shows last part as 0.0, so i can’t tell if these are truly the same IPs and of course it is not possible to block them without knowing a real IP. The 2019 stats:

  • Posted 110 entries (+38):
    • Technology – 88 (+32), although there were less Windows Insider posts, but i’ve explored various other topics like cloud services, Android, statistics, also started posting Microsoft 365 news a few times per month;
    • Books – 7 (+7), big increase, hope to keep reading as much and posting about it;
    • Board Games – 7 (+1);
    • Next Game – 6 (+2), reviewed 1 game more than last year;
    • Movies – 3 (-4), watched less movies during Kinopavasaris festival and in general, also not always posting about it, in total probably watched 5 movies this year;
    • General – 3 (+1);
    • Top 10 – 1 (-);
    • Artwork – 1 (+1).
  • Sadly, no comments received this year.

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Yearly Board Games Stats 2019 [EN]

As i have used Board Games Stats app for the whole year, i can now provide a bit of stats. The play count will be rather big. That’s because i also count my plays on Yucata and BGA. Because i play with humans there, not AI and because i want to 😛 But there were also some live plays this year.

2019:

General stats:

  • Plays: 232
  • Games: 40
  • Players: 179 (yeah, 99% Yucata)
  • Locations: 3 (Yucata, BGA and new work)
  • H-index: 9 (9 games played at least 9 times)

Most played games:

  • The Oracle of Delphi: 27
  • Firenze: 21
  • Cacao: 19
  • Guildhall: 16
  • Thunderstone: 15
  • Zooloretto: The Dice Game: 13
  • Las Vegas: 10

Favorite player count: 2

Games played live: 12 🙂

Google Analytics alternative – Matomo [EN]

I have started this blog in September of 2015 by installing WordPress on my hosted domain (which i had for 7 years then and only used for email, sharing files and occasionally trying some stuff like web RSS client). I’ve used my providers (IV) Installatron service to install and configure everything. At first i wasn’t very interested in statistics, wasn’t expecting to get many visitors. So only about a year after i’ve decided to hook my site to Google Analytics, which i have used a bit at work. I have also installed Google Analytics Dashboard for WP plugin in WordPress and added a widget to my Dashboard. It is nice. Minimal, but has a lot of views and slices. Sometimes can be buggy and show you two days old information as one day old. But it is convenient to quickly glance at the stats when going into WP dashboard. Maybe once in a month i would also go to Google Analytics page and view more graphs and details.

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Blog annual stats (v2018)

As usual, yearly stats of my blog for 2018:

  • Posted 72 entries (-67 compared to last year, so it almost went back to 2016 results):
    • Technology – 56 (-18, slowed down a bit, less guides and tutorials, mainly Windows 10 Insider builds and other updates);
    • Movies – 7 (-1);
    • Board Games – 6 (-47, huge drop, mainly because stopped doing Board Games News, not many reviews either, maybe will do more this year);
    • Next Game – 4 (-12, less reviews last year; although every review is posted twice in LT and EN, so in reality not such a huge drop – 2 reviews vs 6);
    • General – 2 (+1);
    • Board Games News – 1 (-26, stopped doing these, it was taking lots of time and became boring);
    • Top 10 – 1 (-3, got lazy and combined 4 posts from last year into one:) );
    • TV series – 0 (-2, haven’t finished any new series during last year to write about);
    • Books – 0 (-1, i have read a few books last year, but didn’t want to write anything; actually finishing a few other books currently, so probably will post about them);
    • Artwork – 0 (-);
    • Live Session – 0 (-);
    • Yes-No – 0 (-).
  • Received 2 comments. This time both were board games related for a change 🙂

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Blog annual stats (v2017) [EN]

Same as last year putting here a bit of stats about my blog.

  • Posted 139 entries (+61 compared to last year):
    • Technology – 74 (+55, mainly because i started covering every Windows 10 Insider build and Office 365);
    • Board Games – 53 (+10, this combines both news and reviews and a few other posts);
    • Board Games News – 27;
    • Next Game – 16 (+2);
    • Movies – 8 (-4, i have slowed down on watching lots of movies during spring festival);
    • Top 10 – 4 (-6; ran out of ideas);
    • TV series – 2 (new category);
    • Books – 1 (-, i still read 3-4 books per year, but not always post about them 🙂 );
    • General – 1 (-2, i guess i’m getting more focused);
    • Artwork – 0 (-2, drawing less, posting them even less often);
    • Live Session – 0 (-2, having less big gaming events);
    • Yes-No – 0 (-5, ran out of ideas and interest to do such posts, for now).
  • Received 12 comments (not counting my replies this time 🙂 +10, mainly because someone mentioned one of my posts on some mailing list).

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1 year blog summary [LT-EN]

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[LT] Lygiai prieš metus pradėjau šį blogą, paskelbiau pirmą įrašą. Per tuos metus iš viso paskelbta 78 įrašai. Sulaukta 4 komentarų (na gera, gudrauju, du iš jų buvo mano atsakymai 🙂 ). Tiesa, kol įdiegiau anti-spamo įskiepį sulaukdavau nemažai spam komentarų kasdien. Šiuo metu blokuota 1347 spam komentarų 🙂

[EN] Exactly one year ago i have started this blog, posted my first entry. During this year 78 entries have been posted. I’ve received 4 comments (ok ok, i’m cheating, two of them were my replies 🙂 ). Although, until i have installed anti-spam plugin i was getting lots of spam comments daily. 1347 spam comments have been blocked by now 🙂

[LT-EN] Paskelbti įrašai pagal kategorijas/Posted entries by categories:

Board Games (43)
Technology (19)
Next game (14)
Movies (12)
Top10 (10)
Yes-No (5)
Artwork (2)
General (3)
Live session (2)
Books (1)