I should take a moment to look at my actual statistics for December 2013. The raw numbers are a little disheartening: the total number of views dropped from 357 to 301, and the number of unique visitors dropped from 188 to 168. Even the number of views per visitor dropped, from 1.90 to 1.79. This is even though I feel like I’m doing a better job at the writing, that is, producing bits that are more clearly my own voice and more amusing to me. I need to work on the problem of finding people who’re likely to enjoy the kinds of things I write. If you know where to find some, please, let me know.
The most popular articles for … well, I can’t figure how to get the numbers for exactly December 2013, but for the 30 days ending today, were:
- The Book Categorizer’s Lament, about that weird book I’d read.
- Making Years Without A Santa Claus, my thoughts about the side effects of one of the Rankin-Bass classics.
- Thinking About Rifftrax’s Queen of Snow Bees, from their live Christmas show a little while back.
- Rewritten By Machine And New Technology, about how I don’t believe I was in on this video early.
- Comics And, Well, More Comics, pointing to a bunch of other things to read.
- I Dance Horribly, my explanation that I really am bad at dancing.
The top countries for that same 30-day period in terms of sending me readers were, as usual, the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Canada. Sending me a single reader each were: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands, Puerto Rico, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, and Turkey. Repeat single-visitor countries from last time are Austria, Spain, and Turkey, so at least I’m steadily marginally popular.