Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Thursday Thirteen #106 -- By the Numbers


In May 2009, this humble blog will celebrate its third birthday. In honor of that auspicious event -- and because after more than 100 TT's, it's hard to come up with new ideas -- I am devoting this week's Thursday Thirteen to my online journal and clandestine window to the world.

1) My profile has been viewed 2,700 times.

2) This is my 1,968th post.

3) According to my own labels, the most oft-discussed topic here is baseball (205 posts).

4) The post that received the most comments (44) is Thursday Thirteen #56 -- 13 of my favorite products.

5) The Thursday Thirteen that got the fewest comments (1 is the loneliest number) is the Thirteen Best Supremes Songs.

6) In the last 20 days, the post that has received the most hits is "It was on again this morning," my tirade against killer/narcissist/faux-feminist Bette Broderick way back in 2006. Someone visited this page again on Wednesday, 4/29/09.

7) Likewise, the most popular keyword search that brings people to this blog is tied to "It was on again this morning." The keyword is "Linda Kolkena," one of Bette's victims. 85.3% of new visitors to my blog this past month have found it through Linda.

8) Some of the weirder keywords include: "shirtless photos of the Osmond Brothers" and "gal fucking dressed up." That last person must have been very disappointed when he arrived at my blog.

9) Of those who used search engines to find me, 86% used Google.

10) In an average day this blog receives 44 visitors.

11) 73% leave as soon as they arrived (5 seconds).

12) 78% of my readers are from the good old US of A.

13) But in I had one hit each from Finland, Taiwan, Italy, Brazil, Denmark, Peru, New Zealand, Belgium, Turkey, Croatia and Argentina. This makes me feel truly international.

To participate yourself, or to look up more TT participants, visit the new hub (


  1. Blogging is a beautiful thing.

  2. ...and congratulations!

  3. Congratulations on your upcoming Blogoversary. Looking at stats occasionally is an interesting thing to do. Almost 2000 posts is truly an achievement!
    Hugs and blessings,

  4. Yes, some of those searches do make you wonder, don't they? Great idea for a TT. I may have to borrow it one of these Thurdsdays.

  5. Happy Blogversary. Your blog is one of the ones I look forward to visit every Thurday!
    Happy T13!

  6. I do love looking at my stats occasionally and feeling so ...continental:)

  7. Congrats! I can't imagine the web without you!

  8. And I'm from Malaysia!! Happy 3rd Anniversary to your blog! =)

  9. Great stats! Congrats on three years.

  10. Congrats on three years of blogging and 100 TT posts!!

  11. I love it! That was awesome! I am so going to borrow this idea someday! :)
    My T13

  12. Very interesting T13. I don't think I know that much about my blog.
    Have a great T13.

  13. its new zealand that truely makes you international. :-)

  14. Aren't looking at blog stats fun? It's amazing how many people are led to my blog looking for "pictures of Zac Efron pantsless" and find nothing even CLOSE to that. Poor perverts. :)

  15. Wow! I like your blogging stats. One day I'll get up there, I'm sure. :D Happy Thursday!

    Thursday 13 - edition 5
    Laundry love...and hate

  16. lol i love reading the key phrases that bring folks...

  17. Wow, 1,968 posts? Amazing! You inspire me. Kudos and Happy TT!

  18. Anonymous4:08 PM

    Wow, I didn't know you could tell how long someone actually viewed your blog. I guess when they don't find the half-naked dressed up girl....

  19. those are some awesome stats!

  20. I just started looking at our stats and am either confused on how to interpret the data or wish I had not made the effort to learn what an Exit Rate is - haha! Congrats on the longevity and being international. And for having baseball in the forefront.


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