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Some news about the blog 4 : June 2018

Written by Mirabellette / 10 july 2018 / no comments

Hello everyone

I decided to publish each month an article about the blog in general. In this article, you will be able to know:

  • What I achieved during this period.
  • What I accomplished for the community.
  • How is the blog and services popular.
  • Balance sheet of the period.
  • Some words about what I think for the next period.

This article is about the month of June 2018.

Period achievements

Articles

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Events

  • Nothin special during the month of June.

The blog

  • Improve the accuracy of the statistic tool.

Give back to the community

  • A little donation as each month for an association or service I find useful.

Balance sheet of the period

Statistics for this period

I continued to improve the quality of the statistic tool. I think It currently filters 95% to 100% of bots or attacks. The data analyzed should since the middle of June be very close to the real human traffic.

The article of June was read by a really few numbers of people. As it wasn't about technology, I talked about it only in Mastodon. For me, it was an important article because philosophy and responsibility should be behind each of our action. It is not the truth, because it is very hard to do it but it should be.

More details about the statistic of the month:

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  • Pages were viewed 400 times this month.
  • The article the most read this month was the translation of the hosting of Firefox bookmarks with 234 views.
  • The second article the most read was the orignal article of the hosting of Firefox bookmarks with 65 views.
  • The third article the most read was the article of the month of June, the knower oath with 25 views.
  • Once again, most visitors came from journalduhacker

Contrary to the month of May, I got "just" 450 views for the blog. I am not disappointed at all. Its still something huge for me. Even if only one reader finds my articles useful, it will be a success for me.

My point of view

I didn't do a lot of things during this period. I was quite busy and I didn't write the page about how I manage personal data. The only personal data I stored are ips address for one month and referer. This helps me to have better accurate statistics and to respect European law.

For the next month

  • I still have to publish a page about the data I manage here regarding to the GDPR. It will contains information about the statistic tool I build and why I collect data.

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Some news about the blog 3 : May 2018

Written by Mirabellette / 10 june 2018 / no comments

Hello everyone

I decided to publish each month an article about the life of the blog in general. In this article, you will be able to know close

  • What I achieved during this period
  • What I accomplished for the community
  • How is the blog and services popular
  • Balance sheet of the period
  • Some words about what I think for the next period

Contrary to the previous articles, I decided to now split period by month. I think it will be more logical and easy to analyze. This article is about the month of May 2018.

Period achievements

Articles

  • In accordance with what I said last month, the article of the previous month wasn't technical but philosophic. It is an article about a transposition of the Hippocratic oath to the field of knowledge.
  • I got multiple demands from the French community to translate the article I published about hosting Firefox bookmarks. I translated it from English to French and improved both of them.

Events

  • Some little issues about the web server configuration. The security level of the services were decreased thanks to let's Encrypt which add a new line in the virtual host configuration. It is now fixed.

The blog

I work quite a lot about the blog this month. I think the blog is currently quite pretty and works well enough. That's why I decided to improve the Search Engine Optimization, to improve how fast the blog is loading and have better statistic.

  • Change the title of the blog from Mirabellette.eu to blog.mirabellette.eu
  • Compressed image from png to jpg format
  • Added a favicon
  • Renamed link in order to display text instead of link
  • I enabled the cache in the server web about static contents (css, javascript)
  • I reduce the CSS used by the blog in order to have just what is is needed

Give back to the community

  • One issue about Shaarli. The server web configuration fulfill in the documentation didn't work when you have a reverse proxy. The issue was tagged as documentation issue. I plan to fix it.
  • One pull request accepted in crawler-user-agent about adding new bot.
  • I publish an article from Tuxicoman on the journalduhacker which got a high score (21)
  • Approximately 10 comments in the journalduhacker in share knowledge or point of view.
  • A little donation as each month for an association or service I find useful.

Balance sheet of the period

Statistics for this period

I worked quite a lot on this field and I am very happy to be able to have "real" statistic about the blog. I installed Matomo than disabled it when I understood how intrusive it was. That's why I created a tool to have statistic and graph from anonymous data. You can find the most important statistic of the month below.

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  • Pages were viewed 3250 pages this month.
  • The article the most read this month was the translation of the hosting of Firefox bookmarks with 1790 views
  • The second article the most read this month was the original article about how to host of Firefox bookmarks with 1790 views
  • Most visitors came from journalduhacker
  • Even if it is not very visible in the graphic, Mastodon was also a very important source of visitors

For me it is an unbelievable success, I never expect so much views. I will continue to fulfill interesting article.

My point of view

When I see back about the period, I am happy to what I done. The blog and the Search Engine Optimization was improved quite. I am very happy about how many visitors I got for this month. However, I feel like I don't give back enough for what I received.

For the next month

  • I don't know currently what I will talk for the next month technical article. I will not have a lot of time and I am hesitating between subjects.
  • I will publish a page about the data I managing here regarding to the GDPR. It will contains information about the statistic tool I build and why I collect data.
  • I am feeling I should give more of my time this month for the community. I will figure that.

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Some news about the blog 2 : 10 April - 10 may

Written by Mirabellette / 10 may 2018 / no comments

Hello everyone

I decided to publish each month an article about the life of the blog in general. In this article, you will be able to know close

  • What I made during this period
  • How is the blog and services popular
  • What I made for the community
  • Some clue about what I plan for the next period of time

This article is about the period of the 10 April until the 10 May.

Guideline for each month

  • One or two technical articles. The bigger one is published each first day. The others could be published at any time.
  • One article about the blog life. It will sum up the list of articles I published the last month, what I did for the community, the list of blog updates and some statistic about the blog and the services available here. It is published each 10.

Period achievements

Technical article

  • An article about how hosts your Firefox bookmarks on your own server.

Events

  • A problem with my provider made all *.mirabellette unavailable during 2 days! It was a huge fail for me because my services and blog should be able to resist to everything. I published some message in Mastodon in order to inform visitors and users of the blog. Unfortunately, It was a day after I published the month article. It made me lost I guess a thousand of views. It is huge mess for the blog but I am sure I will be able to make it again :). Be sure I will made what is necessary to avoid this situation happens again.

The blog

  • Update the navigation bar to add a dropdown list of my services.
  • Update of the About page in order to tell more about me and about the licence.
  • Creation of the project page in order to tell what I plan to do with this blog.
  • Increase the security of the blog and services in enabling and configuring Content Security Policy in the web server.

Statistics for this period

It is not possible for me to know exactly how many visitors I have. I don't install a tool to measure this number and I stored only ~ one month of log. I will be honest with you with the statistics. I am not here to tell a success story but to describe the reality.

  • The article about hosting your own Firefox bookmarks was amazingly successful (for me), I got more than 750 unique visitors in one day thanks to it. They mainly came from the lobste.rs website.
  • Others visitors came from dsfc.net where I commented one article.
  • Average numbers of 5-10 unique visitors days by day.
  • Close to nobody uses services I offered like Lufi, Privatebin or Searx.

Give back to the community

  • One pull request to Dnsmanager in order to enable CAA dns entry.
  • Two pull request accepted in crawler-user-agent about adding new bot.
  • A bug report to the journalduhacker.net about the fact that markdown links do not work properly in the profile description.
  • A bug report to PluxML about the fact that PluXml doestn't externalize all css style and Javascript script. This creates conflict with Content Security Policy and requires to enable the unsecured property unsafe-unline for script and css.
  • A dozen of comments in order to share my knowlege and help the authors to increase the quality of their article.
  • A little donation as each month for an association or service I find useful.

For the next month

  • I already find about what I will talk for the next month. It could surprise you because it is not a technical article.

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Some news about the blog

Written by Mirabellette / 28 february 2018 / no comments

Hello everybody
I hope you are going fine. Today I would like to talk about the blog and his life. I don't know if you see it but I made some chances.
  • Installation of a new theme created by Dada. Thanks to him for his wonderful works. If you have some time and speak French, feel free to visit his blog.
  • Creation of a Mastodon account in laquadrature instance. La Quadrature du Net is a French non-profit association that defends the rights and freedom of citizens on the Internet. I will use the Mastodon account to communicate about news articles and share some interesting links I find on internet. I wrote a first "Pouet" some days ago.
  • Creation of a Media section, you can see it on the right above the category section.
  • After some time to think about it, I decided to create three new categories. The first one is about Digital independence, this category will welcome articles about self hosting or thought relative to that. The second new one is about Privacy and it will welcome article about privacy (Obvious isn't it? :p). The last one is about the blog himself, If I wanted to start a new project for example.
  • I changed category from published articles in order to be more logical and coherent..
  • I changed the subtitle of the blog by A blog about digital independence and autonomy..
  • I rewrite the services page with advice and warning about when to use services.
Concerning the future, I will continue to made tutorial about services you can host for yourself. I will also work in order to make the blog known a little bit more. I don't have a lot of visit now. I would like to increase this in order to help other people and maybe one day earn money with it. About the money part, I will publish a lot of things about how I see things. In all case, it is something very far from the current situation. ^^ I also want to create a community to share useful and interesting information with respect and tolerance. I am exhausted to read criticize and comments without any analyze or taking a moment to reflect. I want to bring something different, interesting things, quality and respect.

I hope you will like this changes. Feel free to use services I offered here, especially my Searx instance. It increases privacy for all of us if there are different user who use it. More information about services available are in the services static page.

Of course, don't hesitate to follow me on Mastodon.

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