So on to my monthly examination of whether anyone actually read my little humor blog here anytime recently. The good news is people seem to have: WordPress’s statistics in fact say I had my greatest number yet of unique visitors this past month, 369 of them, up from July’s then-record of 332. The total number of page views declined very slightly, to 682 from July’s record 704, and this suggests the number of views per visitor collapsed very modestly from 2.12 down to 1.85, but I’m comfortable with that. I reached viewer number 7,864 by the end of the month, and 7,865 just after the start of the next.
I had a nice, broad-based popularity this past month, with a remarkable-to-me 27 posts getting ten or more views, so it isn’t like people just find the one, probably Turbo-based, page and ignore the rest of what I have to write. That’s comforting. August 2014’s most popular posts around here were apparently:
- What You Notice In Old Videos, in particular, an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Fortunately for the future I’ve noticed other stuff in Next Generation episodes so I can follow up on this.
- Clown Arrested After Hitting Man in Face With Pi, which I did not actually properly speaking write but which I certainly saw so there’s that. It’s reblogged from Austin Hodgens, the Modern Philosopher, in a report on Maine’s being menaced by Calculo, the Math-Loving Clown.
- Theme Park Flashings From The Dream World, the report from a curious dream I had about the Great Adventure amusement park, which was in this list last month too.
- Farmer Al Falfa: Mouse’s Bride (really?), featuring a forgotten yet longrunning character from Paul Terry’s canon of cartoons.
- While I Was Watching Some History Channel-Type Show, I heard about cheese, and strings, and was fascinated. Apparently, you would be too.
From all the nations of the world the United States sent me the most readers in August (514). The United Kingdom nearly doubled its readership (57, up from 32), and Australia came in at 30 which is again some kind of increase though I admit I don’t know how many. And Spain popped in with ten readers which I didn’t see coming. A single reader each came from Germany, Moldova, Qatar, Sweden, and Uruguay. Germany was the only single-reader country last month. India, which went from one reader in May and June, to three in July, was up to six in August. This is a pretty good trend, though I’m still doing rather better per-capita in Singapore (three).
And, so, what search terms bring people around here? It hasn’t been the kind of month to inspire much poetry but among the search terms have een:
- robert benchley
- koko clown end of world
- turbo the film facts kids (also) what was an interesting fact about turbo the movie
- 2038 dave barry
- joan randall barefoot captain future
I don’t understand that last one either.