It has been a good year for The Energy Blog and I hope each and everyone of you also had a good year. We passed several milestones and received some recognition throughout the year. Excuse me for bragging up our successes.
The number of visitors per month to The Energy Blog increased from about 70-75,000 at the beginning of the year to over 100,000 at the end of the year. Our peak was 105,000 in November, with some trailing off in December due to the lower number of posts. Our advertising revenue increased significantly with Google's purchase of FeedBurner and their subsequent posting more mainstream ads at the end of the top post and in the feeds to the site.
We were recognized by the London Times as being one of the 50 best business blogs. The Cleantech Blog was the only other alternative energy/environmental blog that that was recognized by the Times. It was very surprising, I had no idea that the blog was under consideration. They didn't even notify me, I read about it on the Cleantech Blog.
The Wall Street Journal started a new blog in their online edition, Energy Roundup. We were mentioned in their initial edition and have been mentioned several times since then.
Best wishes, happiness and good health in the new year,