During the last five years I studied literature and linguistics, worked as webdesigner for an agency, gained a lot of good and some not so good experiences, travelled about 29 thousand miles, made the decision to resign from my job and started to work as freelance webdesigner which I didn’t regret and — I had one blog.
Five years ago I started this blog on August 19th, 2004 as a personal blog with an entry about a lost laptop of my Korean friend Young. The focus shifted slowly and I covered mainly web 2.0 services. For about three years now the blog is about web development & webdesign with few exceptions.
Statistics of five funny years
- 2 domains (cordobo.de & cordobo.com)
- 3 webhosters
- 6 plugins (Akismet, All in One SEO Pack, Dean’s Permalinks Migration, Google XML Sitemaps, Twitter for WordPress & WP Super Cache)
- 7 MySQL databases
- 12 wordpress themes (some are available for free)
- 24 wordpress updates/upgrades
- visitors from 151 countries, mostly from the USA, Germany, China, Brazil, India, Australia, Canada & the U.K.
- 332 articles (+11 drafts)
- 1,952 comments, trackbacks and pingbacks
- 4,540 backlinks (says Google)
- 131,132 spams
highest: July 2008 – 7,927 spams
lowest: November 2006 – 35 spams
- 1,260,113 visitors
- 4,019,760 served pages
- 3,753 GB of Traffic
- and infinite hours spent with CSS, HTML, WordPress, Photoshop, Illustrator, Eclipse …
Today I celebrate my blogs fifth birthday with some new clothes – the actual theme used on Cordobo is called “Hardbound 2“. Its a clean theme optimized for fast rendering, features a lot of accessibility improvements with a strong focus on typography. Although there are still some minor issues, misalignments and unformatted areas here and there, I couldn’t resist any longer to change to the new theme.
Hope you liked it so far, for another term of five years.