Two years of blogging

Keep on writing

It’s been two years since I started this blog and so it’s time to draw a line and see how it went since last year.

Page Views


In these two years, I got 500.000 page views and the last month was the first one to break the 50.000 views threshold.

Top ten articles


With over 60 articles about Hibernate, most of my readers get to my blog after Googling something related to the Hibernate Master Class training material.

It took me one year to complete this tutorial and in the end, I decided to write the High-Performance Java Persistence book.

Top countries


This is probably related to the number programmers that are willing to read in English and the country distribution is similar with Petri Kainulainen’s readers for instance.

Into the future

Starting this blog is probably one of the best decision I’ve made in my career. It allowed me to focus on the topics I’m interested in and I got the chance to meet extraordinary people on the way.

Thanks for taking part in this journey and I hope you enjoy reading it in the next year to come.

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5 thoughts on “Two years of blogging

  1. Clearly, “A beginner’s guide” is something that every title should contain 🙂

    What happened in December 2014? That’s the moment when growth started. Did you change something? E.g. layout? More articles? More focused articles? Getting backlinks, e.g. from Stack Overflow?

    1. I started both the Hibernate tutorials and answering on StackOverflow around June 2014 and because all articles are tightly linked, at some point, Google started to increase my articles ranking.
      The layout has changed only once, and I don’t think it was responsible for traffic growth.

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