Well it’s a new month, so time to close out the old one. So, here are my stats for the month of February, 2016.
Okay, bottom line, full disclosure, gun to head: February did not live up to January, metrics-wise. But we knew that was going to happen. If you recall, January was a very special month, in which I became a one-hit wonder, with my piece on Libyan gold. This one particular article raised my stats up beyond their normal range. Without a similar break-out piece in February, it makes more sense to compare February with December. Which it does, favorably. And that’s even factoring in, that I spent quite a few days in February posting low-popularity, strictly niche items such as an opera review and my six-part Griboedov series! Also factoring in that February is a short month.
But even with those low-popularity, strictly labors-of-love items, I still managed to slightly edge out my December stats. (It helped that February gave me that one extra leap-year day!) But before we get to the cold hard numbers, here is my usual ditty:
Expenses – WordPress blogs are free – so NONE!
I don’t get paid to do this, I do it just for FUN!
And now [drumroll] for the metrics, so here are the numbers for the month of February, according to my trusty WordPress stats:
- AwfulAvalanche had 3,531 page views, down from January’s 4,902 but up from 3,317 page views in December.
- The number of distinct people who visited my blog: 840. Down from January’s 1,967, but slightly up from December’s 817 people.
- Once again, the yalensis disclaimer: Your Privacy is Important to Me: WordPress calculates who is a distinct person by their I.P. address. It also uses the I.P. address to deduce which country you live in. I myself can’t see I.P. addresses unless you leave a comment. In which case I can see your email address; and from that I COULD look up your I.P. if I were curious, which I am not.
- Once again, speaking of countries, my 840 February visitors fired up their modems and dialed in from the following countries, in order of most to least page views. WordPress allows me to save these stats as a CSV file, from which I copy-pasted onto here. And by the way, it did not escape my eagle eye, that if you paste these numbers into a spreadsheet, the sums adds up to 3,527 views, not 3,531. I honestly have no idea why the discrepancy. Must be a bug in the WordPress software. Go figure.
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Anyhow, I hope everybody found something interesting to read, please post comments, thanks again, everybody!