NoodleFood changed direction a bit in the middle of 2008. I sought to draw in a wider audience, to increase traffic, to post more posts each day, and to focus on activism, and to bring on more bloggers. I’ve done all that, and I’m very pleased with the results, as represented by the upward trend in total blog traffic (as recorded by SiteMeter) starting in June. See for yourself:
That traffic doesn’t count RSS readers. (That’s considerable, I think.) I estimate that NoodleFood has about 1000 to 1500 daily readers via the web, plus some unknown number of readers via RSS. That’s pretty damn good, but I’d definitely like NoodleFood to do even better. And I think it can.
My goals for 2009 include (1) writing more substantive political and ethical commentary, (2) further increasing traffic to 100,000 visitors per month, and (3) adding a weekly podcast. Any other suggestions?