Happy Birthday Burgo’s Blog!

Wow. So, something was just pointed out to me. It was officially one year ago today, that “Burgo’s Blog” was born. Not on this domain, of course… it’s only had it’s own domain for just over half a year, by now. But, before that, it started it’s life hosted on WordPress.com as a free subdomain.
It’s been a great ride since a rather inauspicious start, with the first post being (so help me) “Just a quick thought on the “RRS vs God Squad” debate

In the time since that first post, 145 other posts have been written, 211 comments have been left, and – according to Google Analytics (which unfortunately I only installed at the end of November, so I’m missing a few months worth of figures) – just over 25,000 unique visitors have stopped by Burgo’s Blog, with around about 40,000 pageviews; with the most popular post being “30 South African Bands you NEED to hear!“, with just over 4,000 pageviews.
Yeah, ok… so I’m no Stereogum or Pitchfork in terms of visitors (although, after this, I’m kinda glad I’m not Pitchfork at the moment; good on you Airborne Toxic Event for saying what most of us have been thinking for a while about their reviews), but I like to think that people are hearing what I’m saying, you know? I mean, really this blog has always been about exposing readers to new music… if it wasn’t for the readers, and the community you guys have formed here, there wouldn’t be much heart left in Burgo’s Blog.

So, I guess this is a “Happy 1st Birthday” post to not only Burgo’s Blog, but also to all you readers. Here’s hoping to many more to come.

Happy 1st Birthday Burgo’s Blog
Happy 1st Birthday Burgo’s Blog!



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  1. Mick
    September 18, 2008

    Happy birthday mate! :P

  2. September 20, 2008

    congrats, you big lug. many more, many more!

  3. September 20, 2008

    Awesome site guys and happy birthday!

  4. Burgo
    September 21, 2008

    @Mick, Matt & Oliver,

    Thanks so much for the kind words guys. Hope you stick around for the terrible twos! :)

  5. September 23, 2008

    A very belated, and very happy 1st birthday to you Burgo’s Blog :D

    Thanks for helping to pull me from my daily Jimi Hendrix laden ‘haze’, by exposing me to artists whom i would never have come across.

    For this; I thank you!

    Cheers mate

  6. Cara
    September 26, 2008

    CONGRATS! Site is awsome and cant wait to what the second year will bring!

  7. September 30, 2008

    Sorry I’m late to the party guys, just catching up on my feeds!!

    Congrats on your your 1st birthday, great site and it can only get bigger from here :)

  8. Burgo
    September 30, 2008

    @Horse, Cara & Makakman,

    Thanks for stopping by and the birthday wishes guys! Hope to see you around for a while to come!

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