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In 2009 people came to Floating Life after searching for…

  1. angels 2,619 visits
  2. english tests with answers 2,083
  3. serenity prayer 1,357
  4. conflicting perspectives 504
  5. english test with answers 458
  6. migraine aura 409
  7. nude children 369
  8. wilhelm von gloeden 269
  9. golf polo 260
  10. most interesting blogs 254
  11. orientalist paintings 251
  12. von gloeden 246
  13. young lesbian 221
  14. conservapedia is a joke 207
  15. how good is your english 202
  16. felix mendelssohn 188
  17. orientalist art 176
  18. angel kiss 173
  19. kiss 166
  20. bill henson 144
 
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Posted by on December 23, 2009 in amazing, blogging, site news, site stats

 

Mid-month Saturday stats – this blog only

Noticing a spike here yesterday (249 views) I thought I’d review how this blog has been going so far in November. The monthly total so far turns out to be better than last month: 185 compared with 165 per day, but still lower than the first half of 2009. There have been six referrals so far from that National Library listing.

Old favourites dominate the top twenty individually viewed posts in the past 14 days. * = recent posts.

  1. How good is your English? Test and Answers 216
  2. Australian poem: 2008 series #9 — 138
  3. Australian poem: 2008 series #8 – Indig 85
  4. Dispatches from another America 74
  5. The Great Surry Hills Book Clearance of 2005  71
  6. Australian poem 2008 series #17: "A 41
  7. Links 41
  8. Australian poem 2008 series #10: Peter S 40
  9. * Aunty Beryl story – South Sydney Herald 35
  10. Maurice O’Riordan’s view on nude children as art 33
  11. Postcard from Patagonia 26
  12. Kevin Rudd as art critic 21
  13. Liberal – Conservapedia: this is not a joke 20
  14. * Adrian Phoon in The Age 20
  15. Delia Malchert – Migraine Aura – Scintillating Scotoma 16
  16. Mendelssohn Bicentenary 15
  17. Australian poem 2008 series #12 – Judith Wright 15
  18. About 14
  19. Friday poem 13: Emily Dickinson 14
  20. Conflicting perspectives 14
 
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Posted by on November 14, 2009 in blogging, site news, site stats

 

Saturday stats again

Thomas noted a spike in his visits just before the HSC, so I thought I’d check today. English/ESL seemed the first place to check:

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Yep, there sure is a spike!

On Floating Life the most visited posts so far this month are:

  1. How good is your English? Test and Answers 270 views
  2. Conflicting perspectives 121
  3. The Great Surry Hills Book Clearance of 2005 111
  4. Dispatches from another America 88
  5. Maurice O’Riordan’s view on nude children as art 87
  6. Australian poem: 2008 series #8 – Indigenous 78
  7. Liberal – Conservapedia: this is not a joke 78
  8. Australian poem 2008 series #17: "Australia" 70
  9. Australian poem 2008 series #10: Peter S 60
  10. Australian poem: 2008 series #9 — 58
  11. Afghanistan – on the dollar trail 35
  12. Kevin Rudd as art critic 34

In my opinion the best post I have done all week – indeed for a while – is Communication, Education, Respect – and it’s also original!

 
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Posted by on October 24, 2009 in blogging, site news, site stats

 

Sunday Floating Life photo 30

Most popular photo on the photo blog so far: Autumn sun Haymarket.

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Posted by on September 27, 2009 in blogging, photography, site stats, Sunday photo

 

Statistical interlude

Posts on this blog scoring 1000+ reads since December 2007.

  1. Australian poem: 2008 series #9 — "The Angel’s Kiss" 6,661
  2. How good is your English? Test and Answers 3,575
  3. Sarah Palin — Blogs, Pictures, and more 3,362
  4. The Great Surry Hills Book Clearance of 2005 2,844
  5. Dispatches from another America 2,372
  6. Australian poem 2008 series #10: Peter S 2,244
  7. Australian poem 2008 series #17: "Australia" 1,684
  8. Maurice O’Riordan’s view on nude children as art 1,359
  9. Australian poem: 2008 series #8 – Indigenous 1,347
  10. The Hollowmen – ABC TV 1,195
  11. Delia Malchert – Migraine Aura – Scintillating Scotoma 1,195
  12. Rampant: How a City Stopped a Plague 1,152
  13. Kevin Rudd as art critic 1,120
  14. Conflicting perspectives 1,029
 
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Posted by on September 27, 2009 in blogging, site stats

 

Combined geekery and stats post

I have been having fun configuring and tweaking the new ACER. At the flummery level is Desktop Icon Toy which has enabled me to do strange things to the desktop icons. They dance when you hover over them too. Cute. So now my desktop looks like this:

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More usefully, a very handy program called Gizmo Drive has enabled me to create copies of two of my most useful CD-ROMs here on my own computer. First is an Oxford Encyclopedia whose most useful feature is the complete Shorter Oxford Dictionary.

Oxford

Second is Nodtronic’s Over 4,000 Works of Literature. Yes, I agree with the reservations expressed there, and it is quite old now, but nonetheless it is a handy thing to have on board.

eurekaLast but not least I do commend something I have been using for a long time now:  Anvir Task Manager Free.

anvir

detail

This screenshot was taken a few minutes after start-up. Note the detail below. Drive G is the thumb drive which has been turned into around 2G of extra RAM. You will see it is working. See also The things I learn.

Saturday stats

Just the top individually visited posts on Floating Life in the past seven days.

  1. How good is your English? Test and Answers 67 views
  2. Australian poem 2008 series #17: "Australia" 48
  3. Australian poem: 2008 series #8 – Indigenous 35
  4. Dispatches from another America 31
  5. The Great Surry Hills Book Clearance of 2005 29
  6. Great player, example, Australian… and Muslim 28
  7. Conflicting perspectives 20
  8. Australian poem 2008 series #10: Peter S 18
  9. Delia Malchert – Migraine Aura – Scintillating Scotoma 17
  10. To Wollongong with Sirdan — more than the usual Sunday lunch 17
 
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Posted by on September 5, 2009 in computers, site news, site stats, web stuff, www

 

Saturday stats roundup — clicks

Here are the all-time top sites readers have clicked through to on my WordPress blogs.

Floating Life

  1. qlisted.blogspot.com/2007/10/why-am-i… 922
  2. belshaw.blogspot.com 856
  3. ninglundecember.files.wordpress.com/2… 760
  4. ninglunbooks.wordpress.com 741
  5. sm9.sitemeter.com/stats.asp?site=sm9n… 675
  6. google.com/reader/shared/057430699921… 517
  7. neilphoto.wordpress.com 516
  8. ninglundecember.files.wordpress.com/2… 333
  9. feeds.feedburner.com/NinglunsSharedIt… 332
  10. deuslovult.wordpress.com 310

Floating Life Apr 06 ~ Nov 07

  1. belshaw.blogspot.com 630
  2. anvilbook.com/guestbook.php?neil743 601
  3. seeking-utopia.blogspot.com 485
  4. thinpotations.blogspot.com 449
  5. support.microsoft.com/kb/935448 363
  6. talkback.zdnet.com/5208-12691-0.html?… 354
  7. neilwhitfield.wordpress.com 314
  8. deuslovult.blogspot.com 274
  9. photobucket.com 260
  10. ianmckellen.org/macbeth/index.htm 257

Ninglun’s Specials

  1. artmonthly.org.au/default.asp 708
  2. ninglundecember.wordpress.com 321
  3. sm9.sitemeter.com/stats.asp?site=sm9n… 188
  4. ninglun.wordpress.com 136
  5. roslynoxley9.com.au 130
  6. ninglun.journalspace.com/?cat=religio… 127
  7. cafephilos.wordpress.com/2008/05/29/t… 113
  8. belshaw.blogspot.com 104
  9. artsycraftsy.com/dore_mariner.html 101
  10. anvilbook.com/guestbook.php?neil743 79

English/ESL

  1. users.bigpond.com/peterskrzynecki/ind… 1,511
  2. neilwhitfield.files.wordpress.com/200… 1,427
  3. cwrl.utexas.edu/~syverson/309-fall95/… 1,342
  4. hsc.csu.edu.au/english/area_of_study/… 1,159
  5. shortstorygroup.com/storytips.htm 838
  6. write101.com/shortstory.htm 649
  7. litgothic.com/index.html 568
  8. neilwhitfield.files.wordpress.com/200… 555
  9. eteachers.com.au/Samples/int/Sec/Immi… 535
  10. englishteacher.com.au/index.php 506

Neil’s Sydney Photo Blog

The “youngest” blog…

  1. ninglundecember.wordpress.com 81
  2. citydailyphoto.com/portal/index.php 73
  3. ninglun.journalspace.com 63
  4. sm9.sitemeter.com/stats.asp?site=sm9n… 49
  5. ninglunbooks.wordpress.com 34
  6. blogexplosion.com/index.php?ref=ningl… 25
  7. sydney-eye.blogspot.com 16
  8. boudist.com/archive/2007/05/12/goodby… 15
  9. en.wordpress.com/tag/surry-hills 14
  10. feeds.feedburner.com/NinglunOnBlogspo… 12

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Posted by on August 29, 2009 in blogging, site news, site stats

 

Saturday blog news

The new template I tried here first is now across all my WordPress blogs except my student one, which you normally don’t see.

Stats to amaze myself with

  • Late in the week before last (probably) the Sitemeter count went over the 375,000 visitors. That of course is measuring all the Floating Life and “Ninglun” sites back to 7 July 2001. There have been over 2,000 visits in the past week.
  • Since 1 December 2007 Floating Life (this blog) has had 132,025 page reads, according to WordPress.
  • English/ESL continues to rock. It is already way over last month’s total, thanks no doubt to Trial HSCs in NSW: 12,184 views so far this month compared with the July total of 10,859. The best ever was March 2009 with 14,857 views.
  • More modestly, Floating Life has had 4,445 views so far this month compared with the July total of 6,352. It isn’t true that 2,445 of this month’s views are by Kevin from Louisiana. 😉
  • The top recent posts on Floating Life in the past seven days have been:
 
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Posted by on August 22, 2009 in blogging, site news, site stats

 

What recent posts have been attracting attention?

… for good and ill, I should add! 😉

On this blog in the past seven days the recent posts most visited individually have been:

Except for the last one, there is a bit of a theme going there. The comments have sometimes been agreeable, but many show just how difficult balanced, rather than partisan, discussion is about these matters.

The English/ESL blog has been spectacular in the past week, but then it is Trial HSC season. On Sunday 9 August there were 1,119 views, and on Monday 10 August 929.

Neil’s Sydney Photo Blog has scored well in the past week, but nothing like English/ESL! It is up 48% on the previous week at the moment. Glebe: my home 1987-1988 was the most popular individually viewed photo, but only six views! There is quite a long list of photos people have looked at in the last week though.

 
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Posted by on August 15, 2009 in site news, site stats

 

First August Saturday stats

Different this time, as I plan to tell you not total views for the past seven days but rather what the average per day is for the month so far and the top recent posts in the last seven days, if there are any. Just housekeeping, this post. Helps me see over time how things are going here…

Floating Life

The top recent posts in the past seven days are Conflicting perspectives (138 views), One fiction, one non-fiction (78), Yacqub Khayre and Holsworthy plot (37) and Last night on ABC and this morning (33). Average per day so far this month: 224 (205 last month).

Neil’s Sydney Photo Blog

Average per day so far this month: 32 (59 last month). Settling back after initial effect of inclusion on City Daily Photo? The top recent posts in the past seven days are Glebe: St John’s Road 8 – The Nag’s Head Hotel (11) and Glebe St Johns Road 7 – Glebe Town Hall (8).

English/ESL

Average per day so far this month: 623 (350 last month). The top individually visited posts and pages in the past seven days are  Essay writing: Module C “Conflicti (807); The "Belonging" Essay (305);  A student’s “Belonging Essay (252).

Neil’s Sydney on Blogspot is currently averaging 18 page views a day with 129 page views so far this month.

 
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Posted by on August 8, 2009 in site news, site stats

 

Summary July stats

Since the problem I haven’t explained fully yet stopped normal blogging for 24 hours, I missed the end of the month. However, I will post more detail about July’s blog performances shortly on Ninglun’s Specials. Meanwhile:

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Blogspot has certainly improved. 🙂

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Posted by on August 2, 2009 in site news, site stats

 

Saturday stats times two

Last Saturday I eschewed the stats in favour of the Jakarta bombing*. So today you get the patterns over the past two weeks.

Floating Life

4,840 views so far this month. The top individually visited posts in the past 14 days were:

  1. Australian poem: 2008 series #9 — "The Angel’s Kiss" 167 views
  2. Conflicting perspectives 150
  3. How good is your English? Test and Answers 105
  4. * Not again! 65
  5. Dispatches from another America 60
  6. Maurice O’Riordan’s view on nude children as art… 57
  7. The Great Surry Hills Book Clearance of 2005 52
  8. Australian poem: 2008 series #8 – Indigenous 37
  9. Australian poem 2008 series #17: "Australia" A D Hope 35
  10. Delia Malchert – Migraine Aura – Scintillating Scotoma 35

Neil’s Sydney Photo Blog

1,503 views so far this month. The top individually visited posts in the past 14 days were:

  1. This, or this? 18
  2. Surry Hills: new community centre and library nearing completion 15
  3. Glebe Point Road 4 – Badde Manors 13
  4. Interior: South Sydney Uniting Church 13
  5. Glebe Point Road 1 – the beginning 12

Neil’s Sydney on Blogspot

According to Sitemeter, 629 views so far this month from 499 visitors. In June there were 617 views from 474 visitors. The top individually visited posts in the past 100 visits were:

  1. http://newfloating.blogspot.co…rch/label/multicultural Sydney
  2. http://newfloating.blogspot.co…ills-community-centre-and.html
  3. http://newfloating.blogspot.co…lls-july-22-2-detail-from.html
  4. http://newfloating.blogspot.com/search/label/winter
  5. http://newfloating.blogspot.co…ast-redfern-bourke-street.html

There were 153 visitors in the past seven days, so that represents maybe three days. I will give details from Google Analytics at the beginning of next month.

Ninglun’s Specials

1,020 views so far this month. The top individually visited posts in the past 14 days were:

  1. 10. But is it art? Responses to the Bill Henson controversy 56
  2. Gustave Dore’s "Ancient Mariner" illustrations 40
  3. Sequel: Art Monthly Australia July 2008 29
  4. 05 — Old Blog Entries: 99-04 25
  5. Surry Hills 23

Floating Life Apr 06 ~ Nov 07

1,374 views so far this month. The top individually visited posts in the past 14 days were:

  1. Two Australian poems of World War II 84
  2. Friday Australian poem #17: Bruce Dawe, 74
  3. There are at least two movies called Swimming Upstream 49
  4. Book and DVD backlog 39
  5. Ian McKellen and Judi Dench in Macbeth … 33

English/ESL

7,556 views so far this month. The top individually visited posts in the past 14 days were:

  1. star30 Essay writing: Module C “Conflicting Perspectives" 737
  2. How should I write up a Science experiment? 235
  3. Mary Shelley, "Frankenstein" — and "Blade Runner" 177
  4. The "Belonging" Essay 169
  5. A student’s “Belonging Essay 151
 
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Posted by on July 25, 2009 in blogging, site news, site stats

 

Second July stats trawl

The photoblogs have been attracting more people – see City Daily Photo sure helps!

Neil’s Sydney Photo Blog

619 views so far this month. The top five posts in the past seven days are:

  1. Joy in Belmore Park – 3.30 pm today 24 views
  2. The Four Seasons 3 – summer 14
  3. Multicultural Sydney: pedestrians in Hay Street 14
  4. Passing parade: around Bourke and Baptist Streets 12
  5. The Four Seasons 5 – autumn 11

Ninglun on Blogspot

According to Sitemeter, 192 visits and 242  views so far this month. 126 visits and 162 views in the past week.

Floating Life

2,207 views so far this month. The top ten posts in the past seven days are:

  1. Conflicting perspectives 108
  2. Australian poem: 2008 series #9 — "The Angel’s Kiss"  72
  3. How good is your English? Test and Answers 51
  4. The Great Surry Hills Book Clearance of 2005  48
  5. Maurice O’Riordan’s view on nude children as art 39
  6. Australia third happiest place on Earth 35
  7. Sarah Palin — Blogs, Pictures, and more… 29
  8. Sunday Floating Life photo 25: Gordon Syron at South Sydney Uniting Church 26
  9. Dispatches from another America 25
  10. David Leavitt, “The Indian Clerk" 23

Ninglun’s Specials

468 views so far this month. The top five posts in the past seven days are:

  1. Sequel: Art Monthly Australia July 2008 20
  2. Family stories 2 — About the Christisons 18
  3. Gustave Dore’s "Ancient Mariner" illustrations 17
  4. 05 — Old Blog Entries: 99-04 12
  5. Chinatown 13: Chinese Gardens Darling Harbour 8 12

April 06 ~ November 07

624 views so far this month. The top five posts in the past seven days are:

  1. There are at least two movies called Swimming Upstream 38
  2. Two Australian poems of World War II 27
  3. Friday Australian poem #17: Bruce Dawe, 26
  4. Book and DVD backlog 16
  5. Assimilation, Integration, Multiculturalism 14

English/ESL

3,368 views so far this month. The top five posts in the past seven days are:

  1. Essay writing: Module C “Conflicting Perspectives" 358
  2. Mary Shelley, "Frankenstein" — and "Blade Runner" 136
  3. How should I write up a Science experiment? 131
  4. Studying the Gothic, or Emily Bronte? 80
  5. A student’s “Belonging Essay" 71
 
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Posted by on July 11, 2009 in site news, site stats

 

Saturday again: time to go counting beans…

Ninglun on Blogspot

Sitemeter tells me this blog, which had several incarnations and a long hiatus, has at last crept past 6,000 visits. According to Google Analytics it is up 238% in visits. In the past seven days there have been 103 visits and 144 page views. Sitemeter records 66 visits and 80 page views so far this month. The top individual post (Google Analytics) has been Juice & Java Surry Hills (10 reads).

Floating Life

540 reads so far this month. Top individually read posts in the past seven days:

  1. Conflicting perspectives 132
  2. How good is your English? Test and Answers 68
  3. UN Peacekeepers — a quiz 35
  4. Dispatches from another America 31
  5. Australian poem 2008 series #17: "Australia" 24

Ninglun’s Specials

145 reads so far this month. Top individually read posts in the past seven days:

  1. Sequel: Art Monthly Australia July 2008 15
  2. Family stories 4 — A Guringai Family Story 15
  3. 10. But is it art? Responses to the Bill Henson controversy 13
  4. Family stories 3 — About the Whitfields 11
  5. Family stories 2 — About the Christisons 10

Sydney Photo Blog

90 reads so far this month. Top individually read posts in the past seven days:

  1. 2008 in order 6
  2. Sydney CBD from Prince Alfred Park 3.25 5
  3. 10 best nature shots from 2008: 9 3
  4. Light, texture, architecture: Surry Hills 3
  5. Tree trimming – Belvoir Street Surry Hills 3

April 06 ~ Nov 07

250 reads so far this month. Top individually read posts in the past seven days:

  1. Friday Australian poem #17: Bruce Dawe, 58
  2. Assimilation, Integration, Multiculturalism 52
  3. There are at least two movies called Swimming Upstream 39
  4. Ian McKellen and Judi Dench in Macbeth… Mardi Gras 26
  5. Book and DVD backlog 26

English/ESL

1,085 reads so far this month. Top individually read posts in the past seven days:

  1. Essay writing: Module C “Conflicting Perspectives" — the introduction 245
  2. How should I write up a Science experiment? 198
  3. Mary Shelley, "Frankenstein" — and "Blade Runner" 157
  4. Studying the Gothic, or Emily Bronte? 86
  5. The "Belonging" Essay 60
 
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Posted by on July 4, 2009 in site news, site stats