An interesting question was posed to me today and I wanted to share it with you folks to get your thoughts. Is there an easy way to tell how many blog posts a person’s blog has?
With WordPress, it’s pretty simple (perhaps too simple). Wrapping each post is a div with the Post ID. The Post ID happens to be synonymous with the number of posts. Thanks autonumber! :). I’m a little surprised that this isn’t obfuscated a little.
Of course, this doesn’t take into consideration posts that you’ve deleted, but it’s a fairly close estimate.
With hosted blogging apps, like Blogger, it’s virtually impossible since the POSTID is assigned across all blogs:
One of the easier means I use is to simply do a site search on Google. You can break down the year and how many posts are unique across the year:
My apologies to Paul Dunay (great Marketing podcasts!) in advance. I can tell by the search, using the year, that Paul has 125 posts. He had 50 the year before and 32 thus far in 2008. Kind of sneaky, huh?
Got any simple ways where you can tell the number of posts on a blog across the other platforms?