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The D Blog in 2017
Jan 06
rjframe
Jan 06
user1205
Jan 07
Mengu
January 06
My annual retrospective on the D Blog is up. Managing the blog really is a lot of fun for me. Every time I click the publish button I stay glued to reddit and the stats page to see how it's being received, with a glance now and again at the forum announcement to see what sort of mistakes I missed, often well past my bedtime (I love living in Korea, but the time zone can be rather inconvenient!).

Here, I list the new blog features I enjoyed working on in 2017 and, my favorite part, some stats. I wrap up with a bit about what to expect in 2018.

Blog:
https://dlang.org/blog/2018/01/06/the-d-blog-in-2017/

Reddit:
https://www.reddit.com/r/d_language/comments/7ok098/the_d_blog_in_2017/
January 06
On Sat, 06 Jan 2018 16:08:06 +0000, Mike Parker wrote:

> My annual retrospective on the D Blog is up. Managing the blog really is a lot of fun for me. Every time I click the publish button I stay glued to reddit and the stats page to see how it's being received, with a glance now and again at the forum announcement to see what sort of mistakes I missed, often well past my bedtime (I love living in Korea, but the time zone can be rather inconvenient!).
> 
> Here, I list the new blog features I enjoyed working on in 2017 and, my favorite part, some stats. I wrap up with a bit about what to expect in 2018.
> 
> Blog:
> https://dlang.org/blog/2018/01/06/the-d-blog-in-2017/
> 
> Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/d_language/comments/7ok098/the_d_blog_in_2017/


Do you track what people enter in the search box? That might catch people searching for something to see if there's a post about some topic as well as those searching for a specific post; if there are searches for topic X but hasn't been a post for it, that would be a sign that people are interested in X.
January 06
On Saturday, 6 January 2018 at 16:08:06 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
> My annual retrospective on the D Blog is up. Managing the blog really is a lot of fun for me. Every time I click the publish button I stay glued to reddit and the stats page to see how it's being received, with a glance now and again at the forum announcement to see what sort of mistakes I missed, often well past my bedtime (I love living in Korea, but the time zone can be rather inconvenient!).
>
> Here, I list the new blog features I enjoyed working on in 2017 and, my favorite part, some stats. I wrap up with a bit about what to expect in 2018.
>
> Blog:
> https://dlang.org/blog/2018/01/06/the-d-blog-in-2017/
>
> Reddit:
> https://www.reddit.com/r/d_language/comments/7ok098/the_d_blog_in_2017/


Small out of order sentence, look for "if you have something D to write about".
January 06
On Saturday, 6 January 2018 at 17:09:19 UTC, rjframe wrote:
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> Do you track what people enter in the search box? That might catch people searching for something to see if there's a post about some topic as well as those searching for a specific post; if there are searches for topic X but hasn't been a post for it, that would be a sign that people are interested in X.

Nice idea, and not one I considered. I'll see if there's a Wordpress plugin for it, because it doesn't seem to provide that out of the box.
January 06
On Saturday, 6 January 2018 at 18:09:43 UTC, user1205 wrote:

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> Small out of order sentence, look for "if you have something D to write about".

That's actually intentional. Similar expressions:

"all things D"
"anything D"
"nothing D"


January 07
On Saturday, 6 January 2018 at 16:08:06 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
> My annual retrospective on the D Blog is up. Managing the blog really is a lot of fun for me. Every time I click the publish button I stay glued to reddit and the stats page to see how it's being received, with a glance now and again at the forum announcement to see what sort of mistakes I missed, often well past my bedtime (I love living in Korea, but the time zone can be rather inconvenient!).
>
> Here, I list the new blog features I enjoyed working on in 2017 and, my favorite part, some stats. I wrap up with a bit about what to expect in 2018.
>
> Blog:
> https://dlang.org/blog/2018/01/06/the-d-blog-in-2017/
>
> Reddit:
> https://www.reddit.com/r/d_language/comments/7ok098/the_d_blog_in_2017/

thanks for the great job  mike. we appreciate it. i'm enjoying the GC series myself.