November 2014 was, according to WordPress’s statistics, a pretty good month for readership around here. It wasn’t as overwhelmingly popular as October, but the month wasn’t accidentally juiced attention from Kinks fans directed over from kindakinks.net. “The Secret Life of Ray Davies” is still popular, mind, and even got more readers than my astounding facts about Turbo page, but it’s not even in the top twenty for November.
While the number of unique views dropped — from 1,389 in October to 1,164 in November — this is still a pretty big increase from September (827) and marks two months in a row with more than a thousand readers. The number of unique visitors dropped from 895 to 676, but again, that really reflects the Kinks fans not noticing me this month; views per visitor, for example, rose from October’s 1.55 back to 1.72, which is about what I’d had in September (1.77) and August (1.85).
Also I noticed that I had a full thirty-day stretch of at least twenty views each day, which I don’t believe has happened before. I feel nervous about doing something that screws up that streak. I start the month standing at 11,242 page views all-time, which is a nice round number to somebody, I’m sure, somewhere.
The most popular articles this month — each with 26 or more views; I’d meant to just list the top ten but there was a three-way tie for tenth — turned out to be:
- Meanwhile, On A Bad Star Trek: Voyager Episode proving that it’s always worth making fun of Star Trek: Voyager.
- Krazy Kat: The Mouse Exterminator continuing my little history of Krazy Kat adaptations that don’t get all that Krazy.
- What I Now Know About The Cigarette Industry In Summer 1974 thanks to my reading about it (spoiler: they did something funny).
- How I Annoy Squirrels while getting the house ready for winter.
- People Who Do Things To Metals which again was inspired by reading about how stuff was discovered two centuries ago.
- Math Comics Plus a Compu-Toon I Found Funny which I hope reassures you that I do too like stuff.
- Statistics Saturday: An Arbitrarily Indexed List Of Some People Who Do Not Look Like Russell Crowe, so that should satisfy your needs there.
- The Cranberry Riders, about a world-record setting strand of fruits at Rider University, of course.
- The Civic Process, about how a group tries to shame me into voting more by telling me my voting didn’t happen.
- Statistics Saturday: The Questions Wikipedia’s Detroit Zoo History Raises and how in barely nine sentences I can be inspired to give up trying to learn something.
- Krazy Kat: The World’s Fair/Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You, a second-season cartoon pair from the 1960s Krazy Kat run.
- Some Ways That I Act Like A Guy despite my generally trying to be better than that.
And now for the most popular thing I do: list countries. The countries sending me the most readers in November were the United States (1,014), Australia (25), The United Kingdom (23), the Netherlands (15), and then a bunch of countries that don’t work “the” into the name. Sending only one reader each were Belgium, Finland, France, Kuwait, New Zealand, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, and Spain. Singapore’s the only one that was a single-reader country last month, and that was also a single-reader country on my mathematics blog, so I’m wondering what the problem is over there. Guys? We’re cool, right?
India, meanwhile, after a catastrophic drop from eight down to one reader between September and October, recovered tolerably by sending me three readers. Per capita, yes, I’m still doing better with Austria, Argentina, and Singapore, but this is the readership I’ve got.
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