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2008 in review 6: hot posts on English/ESL

For a small blog, compared with this blog, English/ESL scores big, thanks in some measure to the NSW Higher School Certificate, though the clientele is actually more international than for my other blogs.

Here are all the posts to have more than 1,000 individual views so far in 2008.

  1. Studying the Gothic, or Emily Bronte? 12,199 views in the past 12 months
  2. Physical journeys and Peter Skrzynecki’s poems 11,225
  3. How should I write up a Science experiment? 8,190
  4. Workshop 02 — NSW HSC: Area Study: Imaginative Journeys 4,665
  5. Physical journeys and Peter Skrzynecki’s poems updated 2,544
  6. Six suggestions for Imaginative Journeys 1,848
  7. Workshop 010: HSC Advanced English — "Brave New World" and "Blade Runner" 1,716
  8. ESL+ 1,577
  9. Scaffolding 1,567
  10. Literacy 1,518
  11. Studying comic strips? Really! 1,431
  12. SBHS Trial HSC 2007 Paper 1 Question 1: 1,402
  13. Workshop 01 — a theme unit in four different text types: senior English Studies 1,392
  14. How can I improve my essay grades, especially in exams, without learning model essays off by heart? 1,352
  15. The mysteries and injustices (?) of the NSW UAI Ranking 1,262
  16. Workshop 03 — Creative Writing (Year 12 1,239
  17. In the Wild: Brave New World and Blade Runner 1,207
  18. From my personal site: The Secret River 1,161
  19. Links 1,146
  20. How can I write better short stories? 1,122
  21. What tense should I use when I write about literature? 1,121
  22. HSC English NSW Area Study Standard and Advanced: Belonging 1 1,053
  23. Workshop 09: Advanced English Module B "Critical Study of a Text" 1,008
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Posted by on December 10, 2008 in 2008 in review, miscellaneous stats, site stats


2008 in review 5: Of course I am not obsessive…

Am I?

You be the judge… Stats are up to today, of course.

Floating Life

  • 1,422 Posts, including a sizeable archive imported from other earlier blogs 1,458 Comments 19 Pages – some of them redirections to other blogs
  • 2008 posts: January 112; February: 80; March 86; April 72; May 57; June 65; July 76; August 74; September 68; October 76; November 67; December to date 17.

Ninglun’s Specials

  • 269 Posts 107 Comments 35 Pages
  • 2008 posts: March 28; April 16; May 19; June 4; July 5; August 4; September 33; October 109; November 45; December to date: 6.


  • 205 Posts 235 Comments 29 Pages
  • 2008 posts: January 4; February 4; March 8; April 2; May 2; June 4; July 5; August 5; September 6; October 4; November 3; December to date: 0

Floating Life Apr 06 ~ Nov 07

  • 1,100 Posts 1,663 Comments 12 Pages
  • 2008 posts: June 1; July 2

Neil’s modest photoblog

  • 148 Posts (one pic per post) 5 Comments 2 Pages Total views: 1,347

My student blog

  • 5 Posts 7 Comments 11 Pages Total views: 359
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Posted by on December 9, 2008 in 2008 in review, miscellaneous stats, site news, site stats


Trounced by Thomas!

envy Tomorrow I will do the usual Saturday stats thing, but I do so with a heavy heart… 😉 The reason? Deus Lo Vult!

Thomas can’t be seen for dust! See 2353: yes, that refers to the number of visitors he had on 5 November.

My own best ever ever was April 4th, 2007 with WordPress saying there were 2,296 page views that day – and now look! 

The US elections have been good for Thomas’s blog, so I really sincerely congratulate him for the achievement. Really. (What, you don’t believe me?) And read his post too, as there’s a funny side to where the hits have come… Or should that be a frustrating side?

Nonetheless, I contemplate Sitemeter: to even get near Thomas’s total there this month I have to combine all the Floating Life blogs with English/ESL. That’s (so far in November) 3,126 visits + 2,061 giving 5,087. Thomas in the same period has 5,992!


Posted by on November 7, 2008 in blogging, miscellaneous stats, other blogs, site stats


October 2008 on Floating Life and English/ESL – and what’s new

What’s new on Ninglun’s Specials, English/ESL and Photobucket

Overview of October 2008

Floating Life sites and English/ESL have both exceeded 12,000 visits each in October, according to Sitemeter. Floating Life sites have achieved a second-best ever – 14,579 visits in September, but English/ESL has broken its former best by about 3,000!

The final Sitemeter counts were: Floating Life sites – 12,585 visits and 15,538 page views; English/ESL – 12,075 visits and 15,236 page views – best ever by over 3,000 visits.

WordPress counts at c. 9.00 am our time on 1 November – that is, with about two hours to run WP time.

  • Floating Life: 8,733 page views (best ever last month at 11,781)
  • Ninglun’s Specials: 2,440 views, the best since July 2008 which had 2,698. When the blog was “Oz Politics” the best ever was November 2007 at 5,209, which was of course the month of the election. Further details about Ninglun’s Specials are in a separate post.
  • Floating Life Apr 06~Nov 07: 4,238 views. The best ever there was November 2007 with 8,998.
  • English/ESL: This is the big one last month! 14,371 views. Best ever!

What was hot

The top individually viewed posts for the month, with the exception of Ninglun’s Specials, appear below the fold.

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Posted by on October 31, 2008 in blogging, milestones, miscellaneous stats, site news, site stats


Ninglun’s Specials in October 2008

There are, as at 31 October 2008, over 1,000 pictures and other media on Ninglun’s Specials, 119.8 MB out of an available FREE 3 GB. So there’s scope for more for some time to come!

In October over 300 images were added in 110 posts, the most ever on this blog. 6 October saw the most visitors for the month – 148. That day was a big set on the Chinese Garden with 10 posts in one day!

Last week of October

A few thumbs showing highlights of the last week. The thumbs are not hyperlinked. There were 16 posts, 10 on Surry Hills, 4 on Redfern, 1 on Chinatown, and 1 announcement re the Photobucket albums.

sat25 013a sun26 012a

mon27 011a mon27 041a

Stats for October 2008

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Milestone: visitor #275,000

That is by Sitemeter count and refers to all the sites and blogs, mostly these Floating Life blogs, that I have applied this meter to since July 2001.


To see how things were 275,000 visits ago: Found — a whole stack of my old entries! 🙂



Boring geeky navel gazing etc 2

Yes, there is a record this month! Sitemeter just stopped counting, but WordPress goes for another ten hours. Here’s Sitemeter’s version:

Floating Life blogs

This includes Floating Life, Ninglun’s Specials, Floating Life 04/06 ~ 11/07, Ninglun’s Journalpace, Ninglun on Geocities. It does not include Ninglun on Blogspot.



This is just the WordPress blog plus a couple of items on Geocities.


More after WP finishes its count. [Done: see over the fold.]

Ninglun on Blogspot managed just 121 visits in September.

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Posted by on October 1, 2008 in blogging, milestones, miscellaneous stats, site news, site stats