Happy Birthday, Dear Blog

Reborn by Cordobo
© 2008 by Andreas Jacob — Reborn, Cordobo wearing Hardbound 2

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.

7 responses to “Happy Birthday, Dear Blog”

  1. Cool! Happy birthday to your blog! I hope mine can last up this long too of course with the help of your wonderful greenpark theme! :D

  2. Happy Birthday to your blog! You’ve done the web community a great service. I love your Greenpark 2 theme but this one is very nice!