So, now, some numbers for November. I hadn’t been watching them so obsessively in the middle of the month and obviously that shows, since my total views dropped to 357 (down from 370), when if I’d known this back around the 20th I might have got out back and pushed. On the other hand the number of unique visitors went from 179 up to 188, my third-highest on record, so that’s something. Mostly it’s a decrease in views per visitor, 2.07 down to 1.90.
The countries sending me the most readers the past month were, again, the United States and United Kindgom, but Australia popped in out of nowhere. A single reader each came from Austria, Denmark, Malaysia, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, the Philippines, Portugal, Spain, and Turkey. This is a pretty impressive increase in single-visitor countries from last time, when France was the sole lone reader.
My most popular bits from the past month were:
- Comic Strips: Math and Michigan, including my discussion of why I thought a Pearls Before Swine didn’t work (and some folks have been following up with their own thoughts).
- Five Astounding Facts About Turbo, That Movie About A Snail In The Indianapolis 500, which is probably going to be the most popular thing I wrote in my life at this rate. (I don’t mind. At least I have a most popular thing)
- Sticking In The Head, about earworms and their endangered future.
- S J Perlman’s Captain Future, Block That Kick! which I can’t begrudge him for because he really wrote an outstanding piece and that’s a forerunner to every blog that makes fun of pop cultural detritus today.
- Dream Job At Kennywood, or at least the dream job my mind worked up. I think it means something, but what?
Not quite making the top five was Also, Heidegger Was A Shingle Weaver, but I’m including a gratuitous link to that because I really liked it.
Lastly, since the comic strip Working Daze has been continuing its mock history on Sundays let me link to the November 24th strip, and the first time I think one of their past cartoonists didn’t end up dying and miserable, and the December 1st strip, which has one who did.