Today is a special day for this blog, where stats count reached over 1 million. It took just little over 3 years to get there since it started in April 2012. In this post I look back and go through what’s behind this success.
Here is daily stats for past 30 days.
Here is the stats on monthly basis.
Here is the stats where users came from. As you can see two-third of hits came from top 10 countries leading by US contributing to 30% of total traffic.
Here is some interesting stats on how long it took to reach 1 million views. It only got 20k (2%) traffic in first 12 months where as ~700k (70%) traffic came during past 12 months.
Here is the list of most popular post in my blog. I have done almost 320 posts over past 3 years and some post get popular while others are not. AP conversion (Lightweight <-> Autonomous) related posts leading the way. Some of the recent posts like “What’s ne in WLC 8.0” and “How to go there PI 2.2” got some attractions & came to top 10 list.
There are 508 subscribers to this blog and here are first followers of my blog. (thanks for being long time subscribers)
Now let’s go through what is secret behind success of this blog.
Whatever I do, I always look for 10 qualities to improve. My blog became a platform to practice those qualities and that become one of the main reason why this blog keep going.
Though I started this blog as study notes for my CCIE Wireless exam, quickly I realized it is not only for me,many others can get benefits. Since then I spent lots of hours on blogging primarily to benefit the others. Even after completed my CCIEW lab exam, I kept this blog running as it benefits broader wireless community. As you know I am not expecting anything from you for sharing my knowledge. (so if you give some thing give it 100% not expecting anything in return)
2. Integrity (Morality)
If you follow my blog for some time, you may already note that I am trying to be ethical all the time. If I got any references, I disclosed them within those posts. I always wrote those post independently & no commercial gain received from any of those.
3. Right Intention
I always see if I have right intention to do something. Whatever it is, that should not leads to build up my ego. I am a very simple person who is working towards get rid of my ego. I did not try to build an image about myself through this blog,If you perceive this differently please let me know.
I try to understand things as it is (impermanence nature of every thing). Even this blog may not be there one day (no plan to purposely shutdown, but who can predict future). I pay attention to details when writing a blog post and that helps me to improve my wisdom.
5. Sustained Effort
I have kept sustained effort to achieve my goals. During 2012-13 for CCIE Wireless lab exam, in 2014 for CWNE certification and in 2015 more to learn about self. Even after all these, I will put persistent effort to keep this blog going.
It is the practice of exercising patience toward behavior or situations that might not necessarily deserve it. Sometime certain blog posts took long time and I had to be patient about it.
This is one of the key success of my blog. I believe I have being open & honest with my blog posts, comments and that help to build trusted relationship between you and me. There is no hidden agenda.
Whatever you do you need to have a strong determination. I have demonstrated it pursuing CCIE Wireless lab exam, CWNE certification during past 2-3 years.
I got connected with many of you through this blog. Even though I may not known you personally, I tried to help you as a true friend and helped you as much as I can (whoever contacted me for any assistance know this better).
10. Equanimity (evenness of mind)
In my life there are ups & downs all the time, even I was down at some situations, this blog helped me to recover from those situations . Some time your feedback gave me the energy to come back strongly (when I failed CCIEW lab first time 😉 ).
You may think these are basic qualities that everyone should have, but it is difficult to find people with those qualities & hence I am trying to be one of those. These qualities help me to be successful whatever I am doing including running this blog.
I would like to end this post with below quote as it helps me to practice living in the present moment.
“Energy follows attention, therefore whatever you place your attention on is what will receive energy in your life”
Adkins, James said:
Thank your for all of your efforts Naya!
Thanks for appreciation
Kudos Rasika, amazing job 🙂
Thanks for the appreciation.
Samrai Singh said:
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to you for the immeasurable amount of knowledge that I get reading your blogs.
You inspire me to learn more and contribute back to the wireless networking community.
THANK YOU !!
Thank you very much for the feedback.
Yes, keep contributing to the community as much as you can.
Congrats on your 3 year anniversary. I have been following you for about 2 of those years. Even though, I’ve never left any comments (I believe). You have been a trusted resource for me. I’m a Wireless Engineer at a large college. I have benefited from your explorations throughout the entire time. If I’m scheduled to implement a new code or feature. I can count on you to have already covered that item. Which enables me to go forward with somewhat confidence in the task. I have referred other Cisco Reps to your site as well. Keep up the outstanding research, and sharing your findings with us.
Thanks for all that you do for the Wifi Community.
Thanks for the kind appreciation & glad to see you get lot out from this blog.
Drop a line if you need any assistance/ advice in future
Jeffrey Wang said:
Your sharing of knowledge surely helped a lot to me (only next to Expert Jerome Henry and my wife) on my long, lonely, sometimes hopeless, and finally happy, excited and grateful journey of pursuing CCIEW. Congrats and thanks long overdue!
Nice to hear this & very happy for you on your success.
Keep in touch
Congrats Rasika! Thank you for sharing your knowledge and I wish you all the best! :))
Thanks a lot
Excellent job. Keep up the good work!!
Thanks Pete, I will keep it up
Daniel Ordóñez (@DanielOrdonezMX) said:
Thanks for your help & Friendship.
Thanks for being a friend all these time & keep learning.
Yes, you got it 🙂
That Vipassana course put everything into perspective, before that I was doing all those good stuff without understanding whole purpose of those, but after that course I saw everything with a very clear and helped me to do more for others.
Hope you are practicing those as well.
Yes..great blog. Thanks for your time and efforts. Are you preparing for CCIE Wireless renewal?
Thanks & hope you are doing well
In cert tracking system it shows Dec 2016 as expiry (may be due to I attempted CCDE written last Dec as I got a free voucher from Cisco ). I failed it though 😦
Congratulations, Rasika! You have been a great knowledge source for me. Keep the amazing work!
Thank you Joey…
Love the blog. Helping my along with my studying. Great format, so details. Keep up the great job
just came across your blog today, really appreciated your generosities !
Thank you… Glad you found it useful…
Adrian Soh (@thewifigeek) said:
Congratulations, well done on hitting 1m hits!
Thanks for all these, my fav Cisco wifi blog!
Glad to hear this Steve.