2017 was a big year when it comes to readership of this blog. It ended up with 1,027,600 sessions, 704,991 users and 1,233,805 page views. These numbers are nearly twice as much as 2015 and a pretty big boost over 2016 as well. As expected, the country with the biggest readership was the USA. India has been my second largest readership base for the past few years with the United Kingdom and Germany taking up 3rd and 4th place.
These are the most popular of this site’s articles for 2017:
- Reading Excel Spreadsheets with Python and xlrd – 46,046 pageviews
- A Simple Step-by-Step Reportlab Tutorial – 41,008 pageviews
- Python 201: A Multiprocessing Tutorial – 35,493 pageviews
- Python – Using Turtles for Drawing – 31,298 pageviews
- Python 3 – An Intro to asyncio – 30,909 pageviews
- Python 101 – How to Open a File or Program – 28,145 pageviews
- Python 101 – An Intro to logging – 26,731 pageviews
- Python – How to Create Rotating Logs – 23,027 pageviews
- An Intro to pyfpdf – 20,995 pageviews
- Python 101 – Reading and Writing csv Files – 20,840 pageviews
None of these articles were published in 2017. In fact, of the articles listed above, only two were from 2016. Everything else was published in 2014 or earlier. The top article is about working with Microsoft Excel. The other popular topics seem to be concurrency related topics, creating PDFs with Python and creating logs.
In 2016 I somehow managed to write two books. I was hoping to get a book done in 2017, but that just didn’t happen. Instead, I ended up letting Apress republish the wxPython Cookbook under their name as the wxPython Recipes book. I do have plans to release another book through Packt Publishing next month, although it’s not really a programming book. However I also plan to write at least one Python related book this year and get it out the door.
Anyway, I am looking forward to seeing what 2018 has to offer. I hope you will join me on the journey this year too. Happy coding!