The Best and Worst of May 2014

May was both a month of sorrow and a month of joy for me.  My boss, mentor and role model passed away after his third battle with cancer this month.  I’m still grieving for him but things are slowly getting back to normal as I’m trying to move on.  Other than that, May was a pretty good month.  The weather was so nice that today I finally got the garden in and I broke yet another monthly stats record.

This month I welcomed 51 new followers but also smashed April’s monthly views record, which was 11,905 views.  In May I received 13,316 views, which includes 9,771 unique views.  I’d say 3 months of breaking my monthly view records is a pretty good trend.  But enough of my rambling.  What were the most popular articles in May?

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.  End of Days by Eric Walters

5.  The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton

Meh, nothing new or unexpected here.  The only really notable thing was that of my 13,316 views, 8,515 of them were on my Game of Thrones article (or about 64% of my total traffic).  That’s up from the 58% of my total views last month!  I guess as the season 4 finale draws nearer, more people are searching for Game of Thrones.  It’s quite a lucrative thing to write about, statistics-wise.

So what were the worst articles this month?

1.  Awful Egyptians by Terry Deary

2.  City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

3.  Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

4.  The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

5.  City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

As with the five best articles of the month, there’s really nothing new or remarkable here.  The books are either older books or books that really weren’t that popular to begin with.  No, it seems like Game of Thrones reigns supreme online lately.  That’s a good thing for people like me who go off on a tangent and defend the both the TV series and the books.

So how was your May?  See anything here that surprised you about my statistics?  Are you a fellow Game of Thrones fan too?


  1. charliegirlteachergirl

    Carrie, I’m so sorry for your loss. *hugs*

    I like Game of Thrones – I’m not crazy about it – but I also haven’t seen beyond season 2, so….I’m outta the loop. Let me add to those blog stats…. 🙂

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