So where did January go? It was all a blur for me, even though I broke my October record (December was a complete write-off) in monthly stats. I went from 5,421 views in November to 5,616 in January. Not a huge increase, but at least it’s an increase.
I say that at least it’s an increase because although the month started out strong, traffic has petered off to less than 150 views per day in the past two weeks. Whether that is from the fact that a lot of schools are having exams right now or the fact that I haven’t been posting as many reviews remains to be seen. Or maybe it’s because I haven’t had a good rant in a while. Time will tell, I suppose.
Now let’s look at the most popular articles, shall we?
Those of you that have been sort of following my “The Best and Worst of” series will recognize numbers 1 and 3-5, but are probably going “Huh?” at #2. So am I. In the span of one night, with all of the referrals coming from very few unique visitors from Yahoo Images, I received 294 views on Ascend by Amanda Hocking. Could it be spam? I have absolutely no idea. But I’m certainly not complaining, so let’s look at the first worst of January:
None of the ‘worst’ articles are really that surprising, except that we have a first: a guest poster’s post is on the list. Now why Caleb’s lovely article about reading as a teenager is on this list, I’ll never know. But the rest of the articles? They aren’t exactly popular books or the kind of things that people stumble upon using popular search terms. Oh well.
So how was your January (stats-wise or life-wise)?