The Best and Worst of April 2014

Remember how, back in my January installment of this series I said it would be along time before I broke my monthly views record of 8,228?  I broke that record last month in March and then I thought to myself, “Well there’s no way I’m going to break the record again so soon.”  Enter April 2014, my best month ever.  In April I broke both my daily stats record and my monthly views record.  The previous daily record was 861, the new record is 918 views on April 6.  My previous monthly record was 8,941 views and my new record is 11,905 views. I was also able to welcome 54 new followers to my blog for a total of 842 followers.  Now that is a good month to make up for the stress and general awfulness of my personal life right now.

Now without further ado let’s look at my top 5 articles:

1.  Why Girls Hate Game of Thrones—A Rebuttal

2.  The Hunger Games and Ancient Rome

3.  How to Read 100 Pages in an Hour

4.  The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton

5.  How Not to Criticize a Book Reviewer

Thanks to Game of Thrones Season 4 premiering on television my statistics on my Game of Thrones article, which have always been high, skyrocketed.  Just to give you an idea of how crazy it was I have to say that of the 11,905 views I received this month, 6,895 of them were on my rebuttal article alone (that’s 58%!).  The second best article by comparison only received 343 views.  That’s insane.

So which articles were the worst this month?

1.  City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

2.  The Goddess Test by Aimée Carter

3.  The Mad Reviewer’s 2013 Holiday Book Buying Guide (Part Two)

4.  Writing the Popular Novel by Loren D. Estleman

5.  The Oracle of Delphi Blog Tour Kick-Off and Giveaway

Meh.  I think it’s pretty obvious why all of these are in the bottom 5 list this month.  They’re either really old posts or posts that just aren’t relevant anymore because of things like blog tours ending and Christmas being 8 months away.  As usual, my 5 worst list doesn’t bother me in the least because I know it’ll be different next month.

Well folks, that was pretty much my April: pretty bad in real life, awesome in the blogosphere.  How was your April?  When do you experience spikes in blogging traffic?


  1. marcuslee2401

    It’s staggering the kind of traffic you get from that Game of Thrones post. Just imagine what your traffic would be like with a couple more like that.

    • Carrie Slager

      I know! It’s insane; I still can’t believe that 58% of my traffic in April came from one post alone. I’m trying to get another Game of Thrones article up by at least the season finale this year and then maybe in the fall I’ll do a Walking Dead article as well. We’ll see what sort of inspiration strikes me.

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