A year ago today I posted my first blog post on my data blog: Stata+Fitbit.
Here's a quick update regarding that post and a comparison with this year's data:
Below is a replication of last year's look on YTD steps with 2016 step activity. Much better than last year's graph referenced in the post above, am I right? Only 7 blue diamonds this year, which means I only missed goal 7 out of 193 days so far. Yay! I've met my step goal 96% of the time for 2016.
I've combined 2015 and 2016 steps from January-June in the graph below. This year's steps are represented by light blue circles and last year's steps are in blue diamond shapes. You can see 2016 is consistently better than 2015- you can barely see the horizontal red line at 10,000 steps which represents my daily goal. Looks like I missed goal (below that 10k mark) quite a lot last year and only a few times this year. Like I've been saying 2016 me has improved a lot over 2015 me :)
Now back to the anniversary of the blog:
Since starting my blog I've made 34 posts, averaging about 3 posts per month - although it's really tapered off in the last 5 months. I started off with 3-4 posts per month but that number went down in March of this year to 1-2 posts/month. During that time I put blogging on the back burner as I was balancing a full-time job, a part-time teaching position, half-marathon training, Stata gchart writing, among other time-consuming activities like moving from San Diego to Seattle. Sorry, blog and blog readers :(
The graph below illustrates the number of monthly posts I've made since last July:
I had really hoped to keep a steady stream of blog posts and thought that I'd be making 3-4 posts a month -- that was the plan, at least. In the graph below, the solid blue line below shows the actual blog posts I made throughout the year and the dashed light blue line shows what I was going for (a target, so to speak).
With the 1 post per month in the last few months you can see I really "missed the mark", but now that I've settled into Seattle I'm planning on blogging a lot more. Hoping that I'll continue the 3-4 blog posts per month.
Coming soon are some Fitbit update posts (I can't believe I haven't made any May-June Fitbit posts, especially since it's late July now. Whoops!) and non-data related posts. Next week, I'll be attending the Stata Conference in Chicago and I'll blog about my experience as a presenter this year.
Anyway, happy anniversary blog and blog readers! I'm glad that I keep seeing site visitors through Google Analytics. Thanks for reading my blog and for being my audience :)
My name is Belen, I like to play with data using Stata during work hours and in my free time. I like blogging about my Fitbit, Stata, and random musings.