Since the month (October) is a third done it’s time I finally got around to looking at how it fared in September. The faring was … fair, about four-fifths of the faring I’d fain see. Page reads, and unique visitors, were down, to the lowest values they’ve had in over a year. I’m sure part of that is that I had to shift into reposting my reviews of Talkartoons, a thing that does not appeal to my key demographic, who is my Dad. I’m sorry for this, but have had to ration my energies and I’ll open up to more new-ish material as I’m able.
There were 4,080 pages viewed around here in September. That’s well below the twelve-month running mean leading up to September of 5,598.3 views per month. The median, a measure of average-ness less fooled by extreme events, was 4,996 for the twelve months ending the 1st of September. So, yeah, that’s a drop. There were 2,119 logged unique visitors, well below the twelve-month running mean of 3,383.4 visitors, or the running median of 3,306.5 visitors.
Still, the people who came here stayed about as involved as usual, so, thank you, Garrison. There were 133 likes given to posts in September, a figure indistinguishable from the running mean of 137.8 per month or median of 135 per month. And there were 35 comments, below the running mean of 53.1 and median of 45.5, but still. That’s pretty good considering what are people supposed to do, say “No, this isn’t a Betty Boop cartoon”? If that’s important toyou then fine, but it’s not that interesting.
499 specific posts got any page views at all in September. The most popular things posted in September were:
- What’s Going On In The Phantom (weekdays)? Are we about to see the death of the 21st Phantom? June – September 2021 (which was also the most popular thing posted at all. It even beat out even that months-of-the-year-in-reverse-alphabetical-order piece. No, the Phantom is not dying for realsies, not right now anyway)
- Reposted: The 26th Talkartoon: Minding The Baby, where Betty got her name
- Statistics Saturday: Trivia about The Facts Of Life I’ve been having a hard time dealing with this week
- What’s Going On In Judge Parker? What happened to Randy Parker? June – August 2021
- Statistics Saturday: Some Cartoons In Which Popeye Does Not Each Spinach
My most popular feature around here is the comic strip plot recaps. You can read all my story strip plot recaps at this tag. My plan for specific strips for the coming month are to cover:
- Jim Scancarelli’s Gasoline Alley (12 October)
- Jules Rivera’s Mark Trail (19 October)
- Karen Moy and June Brigman’s Mary Worth (26 October)
- Tony DePaul and Jeff Weigel’s The Phantom (Sundays) (2 November)
A mere 69 countries or country-like organizations sent me readers in September. 13 of them were single-view countries. Here’s the roster:
|United Arab Emirates||4|
|St. Vincent & Grenadines||1|
None of September’s single-reader countries were also a single-reader country in August. That’s the first clean sweep to happen since August.
WordPress flatters me by claiming I published 31,546 words in September. This is an average of 1,051.5 words per posting and my most loquacious month this year. It’s a fib, of course, the numbers padded by both the MiSTings, with many words I did not write, and the Talkartoons recaps, with many words I wrote years ago. So be it. It brings my total for the year up to 206,571 words posted, with an average 757 words per posting for 2021.
Between the first time humans and monkeys flew into space on the same vehicle (April 1985, aboard the space shuttle Challenger) and the start of October I’ve posted 3,164 things to this blog. They’e drawn 255,108 views from 146,221 unique visitors. WordPress says I have 1,363 followers here, and like you, I don’t believe it.
Still, if you’d like to be the 1,364 follower, I’d be glad to have you. First, try as hard as you can to exist. Then click on the ‘Follow Another Blog, Meanwhile’ sticker in the upper right corner of this page, which adds this to your WordPress Reader. Or if you prefer getting the versions that have all the typos, you can use the panel beneath that to get posts by e-mail. I don’t ever send anything else by e-mail, but I can’t say what WordPress will do with your address.
If you’d like to read these essays in private, you can add the RSS feed for Another Blog, Meanwhile to whatever your news reader is. If you need an RSS reader you can try This Old Reader, for example, NewsBlur. Or you can sign up for a free account at Dreamwidth or Livejournal. Use https://www.dreamwidth.org/feeds/ or https://www.livejournal.com/syn to add RSS feeds to your Reading or Friends page.
However it is you’re reading me, though, thank you, whether or not you exist.