The traffic statistics for 2008 are really interesting: the blog’s home page gets almost 20 times as many hits as the first blog post (even visitors using the search engines are seven times more likely to land on the first page than on any other page). This is clearly a side-effect of the platform I use: if you’re a regular visitor, you can read all the content on the blog’s home page (there’s no other way to do it with Blogger).
The most popular individual posts were:
- Upgrade 2800 series router to support USB boot
- BGP Essentials: AS-path prepending
- BGP default route
- Type 7 decryption in Cisco IOS
- Copy the text files into router's flash through a Telnet session
- Assigning server IP addresses with DHCP
The message is clear: write about easy hacks. Let’s look at some of the most commented posts:
- Should VTP be disabled by default?
- OSPF bypasses Control Plane Host Subinterface
- Stuffing the polls: the adventures of a convoluted mind
- Off-topic: disappointed by the antivirus industry
- Disable the wireless interface during the night
- Almost-dynamic routing over ADSL interfaces
- Technology is supposed to be simple, right?
- The never-ending story of IP fragmentation
- I’m too old … I prefer CLI over GUI
And the winner is: Why I'm no longer an active CCIE. Another clear message: write (preferably controversial) posts about problems or easy hacks.
Don’t worry; the focus of my blog will stay unchanged. I’m more interested in having fun writing it than in attracting large crowds.
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