To keep up the listing of things and numbers and especially countries that’s oddly popular around here let me review what WordPress says the humor blog did here the past month. The big news is I had my most popular month, by page views, on record, 468 things looked at, which is thrilling because I’d hoped that sometime I’d write stuff that was viewed by not more than ten percent less than 500 times in a single month. There were 199 unique visitors, too, which ties for second for my all-time records without being a suspiciously neat 200. I bet WordPress deducted one just so it wouldn’t look like too round a number was being reported. Anyway, all that’s up fro February 2014’s 337 views and 170 visitors, and even the views per visitor went up from 1.98 to 2.35.
The top five articles this month produced a four-way crash for fifth place, which isn’t that always the way? But here’s the list of them:
- The Chuckletrousers Decade, a lightly biographical bit about something funny that happened on Usenet back when Usenet happened.
- I’m No Good At Music, the really not at all exaggerated story of how bad I am with doing music.
- Next, The Comics, pointing over to my mathematics blog and showing off a Beetle Bailey cartoon printed literally days after the Soviet Union had the world’s first successful intercontinental ballistic missile launch.
- Dream World Investment Tips: My Little Pony Edition, as apparently there’s a very peculiar fortune to be made out of this show.
- Warnings From The Dream World: Trans-Dimensional Travel Edition, as there are hazards in going through dystopian alternate universes and hassling with their movie cashiers.
- Five Astounding Facts About Turbo, That Movie About A Snail In The Indianapolis 500, because really isn’t every fact about this movie astounding?
- Escaping To Lansing, and the various disasters you won’t see there.
- Better Eating For 2015, and how Olive Garden figures it will provide this.
The countries sending me many readers this month were the United States (342), the United Kingdom (22), and the Canada (11). Just a single reader each came from Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Pakistan, Russia, and Switzerland. None of those were on the list for February, so again, the whole world is very gradually kind of tolerating my stuff.
Among the search terms that brought people here:
- “robert benchley’s “opera”” (I put it into three parts, Die Meister-Genossenschaft, then Il Minnestrone, and then Lucy de Lima, though the original article had them all run together)
- “any course is there to run departmental store” (there probably are but I’ve never taken one)
- “odysseus’s letter to penelope for school” (the good Robert Benchley once again turns out to be my biggest draw here)
- “dreams transdimensional” (no idea how this could have brought anyone to me; it must have been somebody’s prank)
- “the indianapolis 500 snail”, as well as “movie turbo facts”, “turbo movie fun facts”, “what is interesting in the movie turbo”, and “can a snail race in indianpolis 500”
- “charley chase” (I’ve linked to Love, Loot and Crash and to A Versatile Villain before).
- “ben turpin side of house scene” (I’m not sure it’s what they were looking for, but, Ben Turpin is credited with the first pie-in-the-face movie scene)