Floating Life and English/ESL in 2008

01 Jan

As last year, my blogs experienced a degree of what I called then “end of year droop”, which last year looked like this:

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My 2007 Sitemeters

Now let’s see what 2008 has done.

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My 2008 Sitemeters with tables

Where did they come from?  Which blogs did they look at?

I will tell you more over the fold.

flags In July 2008 I added that flag counter widget to the Floating Life blogs and to English/ESL, so it adds both together. On the right you can see the top countries in order. The country total now stands at 199!

WordPress stats are still grinding away for 2008, as they run on GMT, so there’s about three hours to go. However, I don’t imagine there will be huge changes in that time. I have now posted the final figures. I should also mention two things: 1) my stats do not count my own visits, generally speaking, except on the flag counter; 2) WP stats count “views” which are roughly equivalent to Sitemeter’s “page views”.

  • Floating Life: 78,823 views. Last year: 2,377, but that was really just December 2007. Average for 2008: 215 views per day.
  • Ninglun’s Specials: 32,047 views. Last year from July to December: 24,129. Average for 2008: 88 views per day.
  • Floating Life Apr 06 ~ Nov 07: 58,058 views. Last year: 81,992. Average for 2008: 159 per day. Not bad for a blog with no new entries!
  • Neil’s Modest Photo Blog: This has just been going for a bit more than a month. 3,098 views. Average: 91 per day.
  • English/ESL: 118,678 views. Last year: 64,580. Average for 2008: 324 per day.
  • Student blog (hidden): 359 views in the past six months. In December: 0 views! This blog has an audience of about 6 people with passwords!

Notes on two regular visitors

  • Thomas has been running a rather amazing set of 2008 retrospectives, which merely prove that the 20-something brain functions rather better in the memory department than the sexagenarian brain… No, seriously go there. He has been doing a really good job with these. 2008 – I, 2008 – II and 2008 — III so far.
  • Jim Belshaw has totted up his stats – and it turns out he does have more blogs than I do! I am sure he will correct the somewhat amusing typo in the entry title: B[l]og Performance – December 2008. As it stands, some might misinterpret… 😉

Posted by on January 1, 2009 in 2008 in review, site news, site stats


3 responses to “Floating Life and English/ESL in 2008

  1. Thomas

    January 1, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    Thanks for the note Neil. I’m pleased that people are liking the posts – I’m quite enjoying writing them. Have a great 2009.

  2. Neil

    January 1, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Post III in that set is a tour de force, Thomas. It is really, really good.

  3. Thomas

    January 1, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Thank you Neil. I enjoyed writing that the most. Hopefully rounding out the series is just as good.

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