It's my last day here at the Instructables office. It's been a wonderful summer, and I'm glad to have worked with everyone here: at the office, and the people I've interacted with on the site.
Curious about my impact this summer, I did a bit of statistical analysis on the last three months, and I wanted to share it with you. It's not completely precise, but it gives a good ballpark.
Ironically, though I have done laser cutting, 3D printing on both the UP printer and the Objet, CNC embroidery, and even CNC papercutting, I never bothered to install the office printer. So I had to show my graphs from a laptop screen.
Here are my stats, as of August 17th:
I published 69 Instructables total this summer in about 89 days, (65 official work days). (I have a lifetime total of 88 from some previous Instructables.)
Here's a graph of the Instructables building up over time. (Blue is data; the thin black line is a fitted trend.)
It's pretty linear (with a slight dip at the end of July, when I went camping and couldn't post). The averaged rate is about 75% of an Instructable every day this summer, or just over one per day if you only count work days.
63% of my summer’s Instructables were featured. I had a quick learning curve; after the end of May, 75% were featured.
It was a little more difficult to extract further data, so the remainder of my statistics refer only to Instructables I published while working here this summer which received over 1,000 total pageviews.
Overall, these Instructables generated 294,224 pageviews (almost three hundred thousand!), 89% of which were from unique viewers.
People spent a total of 14 hours, 11 minutes, and 28 seconds viewing these Instructables.
To the left, you can see my summer pageviews accumulate, and to the right, the day-by-day graph of my pageviews.
The peaks on the right graph represent, in order, my Infinity Dress, the Clockwork Beetle, and the Plaster Face Cast. (Since I made these charts last Friday, it doesn't take into account my Temari, which whould have created a spike as big as that of the Infinity Dress over the weekend.)
Although those are my top-viewed Instructables from the summer, my favorites are actually these ones:
(and working on Psycho Scooter Scramble, of course)
I'm glad to have such a measurable effect on the site and the Instructables community. The people of the site and in the office have made a strong impact on me as well. This is the first place where I feel a true sense of community among a group of people I know exclusively through the internet, and I want to thank all of you who I've never met in person for being my friends.
In the office, I'll thank you personally. It's been a great summer, thanks to you.
I'll still be around the site from time to time, but I can't devote every day to it. I'm finishing up my Neuroengineering degree at Olin and working on a few other things besides. But I'll be around, and I hope to talk to all of you from time to time.
See you around, and happy making!