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2020 blogging in review (Thank you & Happy New Year 2021 !!!)

December 31, 2020 Leave a comment


Happy New Year 2021… from SQL with Manoj !!!

As Stats helper monkeys have stopped preparing annual report from last few years for the blogs hosted on their platform. So I started preparing my own Annual Report every end of the year to thank my readers for their support, feedback & motivation, and also to check & share the progress of this blog.

In year 2019 & 2020 I could not dedicated much time here, so there were very few blogs posted by me. In mid 2019 something strange happened and my blog hits started declining day by day. Usually I used to get daily ~3.5k hits and within few months hits were reduced to just half. As the daily hits were under ~1.5k so I checked the SEO section in WordPress-admin, and I was surprised to discover that my blog & meta info was missing in Google webmaster.

I re-entered the meta info and since last 1 year the blog hits are stable at ~1k hits per day which is very low from what I was getting ~2 years back. Thus, you can see a drastic decline of hits in 2020 year below.

–> Here are some Crunchy numbers from 2020

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 281,285 times by 213,447 unique visitors in 2020. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 40 days for that many people to see it.

There were 22 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of ~1 MB. That’s about ~2 pictures every month.


–> All-time posts, views, and visitors

SQL with Manoj all time views


–> Posting Patterns

In 2020, there were 10 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 561 posts.

LONGEST STREAK: 4 post in Oct 2020


–> Attractions in 2020

These are the top 5 posts that got most views in 2020:

0. Blog Home Page (49,287 views)

1. The server may be running out of resources, or the assembly may not be trusted with PERMISSION_SET = EXTERNAL_ACCESS or UNSAFE (12,870 views)

2. Windows could not start SQL Server, error 17051, SQL Server Eval has expired (8,498 views)

3. Reading JSON string with Nested array of elements (8,016 views)

4. SQL Server 2016 RTM full and final version available (7,714 views)

5. Windows could not start SQL Server (moved Master DB) (6,988 views)


–> How did they find me?

The top referring sites and search engines in 2020 were:

SQL with Manoj 2020 Search Engines and other referrers


–> Where did they come from?

Out of 210 countries, top 5 visitors came from United States, India, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia:

SQL with Manoj 2020 top Countries visitors


–> Followers: 442 180
Email: 262
Facebook Page: 1,480


–> Alexa Rank (lower the better)

Global Rank: 835,163 (as of 31st DEC 2020)
Previous rank: 221,534 (back in 2019)


–> YouTube Channel:

SQLwithManoj on YouTube
– Total Subscribers: 17,1700
– Total Videos: 70


–> 2021 New Year Resolution

– Write at least 1 blog post every week
– Write on new features in SQL Server 2019
– I’ve also started writing on Microsoft Big Data Platform, related to Azure Data Lake and Databricks (Spark/Scala), so I will continue to explore more on this area.
– Post at least 1 video every week on my YouTube channel


That’s all for 2020, see you in year 2021, all the best !!!

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