Lies, damn lies, and blogjune statistics

Well, I’ve made it to the end of #blogjune for the second year. I think I found it a bit easier to write posts this year compared to last year. I also think that being on Twitter more was also an advantage when it came to coming up with ideas for posts. I did have a few pre-planned topics that I was able to draw on when needed, but the majority of my posts were composed on the day they were written.

For my final #blogjune post, I thought I’d have a look at my blog stats for the month to see how the numbers stack up. This blog only began in January, just before the Information Online conference in Brisbane. As I expected, June was my biggest month in terms of views, hits and visitors. In fact, I had to upgrade my web hosting package a couple of days ago to make sure that I had enough bandwidth left for the month.

My visitors came from all around the world. Naturally, Australia was where most of them were from, followed by the US, New Zealand, Germany and Nigeria. The hits on the blog were highest on Monday, then dropped on Tuesday and Wednesday, then climbed on Thursday and Friday, before dropping back over the weekend. The most popular browser was Firefox/Mozilla (about 60%), followed by Chrome (17%), then Internet Explorer (9%).

So which pages did they look at? Well, according to two out of the three stat sources that I use, Hi ho, hi ho, … was the most viewed post for the month (the third source listed Now THAT’s what I call a geocaching trip.) As far as referrals go, most came from Twitter, so I’m glad I set up the blog to automatically post each entry to Twitter. It certainly brought people to the blog.

Will I do it again next year? At this stage I think I will. It can be a challenge coming up with a post each day, but I think it’s worth the effort. Thanks for reading.

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About Andrew

I'm a health librarian in Sydney, Australia, who also happens to be a geocacher.

One Response to Lies, damn lies, and blogjune statistics

  1. Interesting to look at the stats again! Thanks for sharing!

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