November byte counting – Blog Stats
Posted by Stephanie
It’s now December which means I have just 1 week of this course to go. ZOMG 1 week, 1 assignment and I’m done.
Can I get a whoop while I hand out some cake?
Let’s go for some spiced chai with honey ginger cream this time? Nom, nom, nom.
In the mean time there are blog stats to devour.
November has been a huge month for the blog, busiest yet with on average 1,000 hits a week (though last week it was nearly 1,300!) and I passed the magic milestone of 25,000 visits. There have also been lots of comments and I’ve had contact by people who actually read the website wanting to quote stuff I’ve written.
It all seems a bit surreal as I’m convinced most of the stuff I write is pretty bad (realizing that one of your most popular posts of the month has a typo in the title when you are putting together blog stats is not a good look). But blogging has also been pretty cool experiment. I had no idea when I started this blog people would actually want to read it, comment or even quote me on it.
I wouldn’t still be here rambling if it wasn’t for all the readers out there who suffer through my inane and sometimes whiny ramblings so thank you to you all especially the people who have taken the time to comment. I want to give you all a hug and slice of cake.
Right on to the stats.
Page Loads: 4,491 (150 hits a day)
Biggest day: 22 November (244 hits) just beat out 10 November (240 hits)
Most commented on post: When fear extinguishes innovation – new teachers and social media generated the most comments. However there were interesting comments in The Right Tools for Writing? and The right personality for teaching? posts. Some lovely comments when I wonder whether to stop blogging (thanks PLN).
Top 5 most popular posts (in order of popularity)
- Why #wordpress is better than blogspot (306 hits)
- Should students call teachers by their first names? (254 hits)
- Graduating Teacher Standards – E portfolio (201 hits)
- When fear extinguishes innovation – new teachers and social media (156 hits)
- The right personality for teaching? (120 hits)
Wordpress has now started collecting search engines as one giant term which is now my biggest source of referrals (755 hits). Twitter still beats out facebook in terms of social media referrals. While the Registered Teacher Criteria Wiki generated a bit of traffic through some linky love.
Coming up in December:
- I’m finished
- Doing the happy dance