Year in Review

by Nathan Hamm on 12/31/2005 · 6 comments

Unfortunately, this is more of a navel-gazing kind of year in review post. More serious looks back can be found here, here, and here.

First off, I’m having a hard time deciding which attack on me and Registan.net entertains me most. UK Indymedia’s was nice because it had lawsuit potential. Justin Raimondo’s wasn’t nearly as strong, but filled me with joy because of how it shook out. The “Nathan and the Bush Boys” line wasn’t really all that bad, but is memorable.

Here are a handful of little tidbits about the site:

  • There were 852,916 visits to the site this year according to webalizer. (521,212 according to awstats)
  • December’s been the busiest with 96,917 visits. (39,615 according to awstats with March as the busiest at 58,888)
  • There have been 1,584 posts made to the site this year.
  • I don’t know how many comments there have been, but with the growth in readership, there’s been major growth in commenting on the site.

Blogging also managed to get me a few paid gigs this year,* and Registan.net got a few media mentions (which I unfortunately didn’t keep track of too well) including this one on the picture box.

Anyhow, thanks for reading. I hope everyone has a wonderful new year.

*Which reminds me… Anyone interested in paying me to shoot off my mouth is always encouraged to contact me. Or, if anyone has any good leads, do let me know. As a poor grad student whose rent payments just went up, I could always use a little extra cash.


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Nathan is the founder and Principal Analyst for Registan, which he launched in 2003. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Uzbekistan 2000-2001 and received his MA in Central Asian Studies from the University of Washington in 2007. Since 2007, he has worked full-time as an analyst, consulting with private and government clients on Central Asian affairs, specializing in how socio-cultural and political factors shape risks and opportunities and how organizations can adjust their strategic and operational plans to account for these variables. More information on Registan's services can be found here, and Nathan can be contacted via Twitter or email.

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{ 6 comments }

Bill Walsh December 31, 2005 at 7:55 pm

Жана Жылыныз кутты болсын!

Keep up the good work!

David Walther January 1, 2006 at 12:07 am

What a year. Nathan, hats off to you for creating this incredible community where all of us, big and small, famous and infamous and completely unfamous, can have a solid roundtable with other people passionate about this region of the world and its peoples. I have to admit I had no idea your readership was as large as you quoted–you’ve really done something here, and I’m very honored and proud to get to be a part of this community. May the next year bring you are your site much more sucess.

Laurence January 1, 2006 at 10:37 am

Dear Nathan,

Congratulations on a great year! May the New Year bring you and Registan more new good luck!

Sara January 3, 2006 at 1:20 pm

Yangi Yil Bilan!

That Indymedia rant was pretty funny. I had no idea that you were Dick Cheney’s long lost son!

But seriously, it’s kind of cool that you’re so popular. Now you can sit at the cool kid’s table. Or something. 🙂

Take care!

Leopolis January 4, 2006 at 11:31 am

“As a poor grad student whose rent payments just went up, I could always use a little extra cash.”

What? Is Gazprom your landlord?

Nathan January 4, 2006 at 11:54 am

Worse. My “dear friend” suddenly moved out. And when I say “suddenly,” I mean that I was told one hour before it happened.

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