The progress of my blog has surpassed my expectations in February. My original quarterly goal for March was a high of 50 visitors a day. However on February 28 the Google Analytics traffic report shows a visitor count of 82. The traffic is still largely coming from Google search, with RSS subscriber numbers embarrassingly low. The traffic chart is below.
With my modest traffic goals met I have set a new quarterly goal, for the end of June, of archiving 200 visitors a day. Based on current growth of each week giving me a new high that is approximately 10 higher than the previous week, it should be achievable; although I am waiting for the figures to plateau as these things seem to do.
The traffic numbers also seem to correlate tightly to the number of posts I have. The current post count is 75. So once I hit 200 posts I should be able to achieve the 2nd quater goal I have set. While I understand this post is rather different than my regular posts on programming and tech hopefully this will help others put their ventures into building a blog in perspective in terms of realistic grow rates.