His blog is at http://ma.tt - Yes, that's right, it is not a .com and it is very easy to remember. The blog itself has been called various things over the years - PhotoMatt, The World of Matt Mullenweg, and now (apparently) The World of Matt, and it is currently a PR8.
Matt's analysis of his blogging activity 2002-2009 is informative. Here are some points worth noting:
1. Of his Top 10 posts for 2009, 4 were photo "galleries". Conclusion: people like to see photos in blog posts. (Yes, I know, he's a photography guy, so you would expect that.)
2. Number of posts for 2004-2009: 1,108, 703, 340, 360, 314, 182. Conclusion: post often, but once you're established frequency is probably not as important.
3. Average number of words in his posts (2004-2009) - 49, 43, 65, 56, 48, 80. Matt concludes from the increase in length in 2009 (80 words) that his posts are getting "meatier". Conclusion: At least one successful blogger writes pretty short posts. So why do the rest of us think we have to write a 500 word essay every time we make a blog post?
4. In the same time period his average number of comments/post have steadily gone up from 5 to 23.
5. He has a core of very faithful readers (including "Mom") who he corresponds with by email every 1-3 days. As he says, "Email is my most frequently used social network." Conclusion: Online social interaction, as well as blog readership can be greatly enhanced by regular communication with key individuals.
There's more, but this post is already way too long.
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