Monday, October 31, 2011

October, 2011: Biggest Month Ever for EGREGORES

Well, the last day of the month still has several hours left in it, but according to the stats that are generated by blogspot, October, 2011 is already the biggest month yet for this humble blog of mine. There have (already) been over 28,000 pageviews, which, according to my calculations comes in at nearly 1,000 page views per day.

But wait, you say, perhaps there is some mad scientist out there who has fiendishly implanted electrodes into some poor ferret's brain so that each time the ferret pushes a little lever (which causes to be clicked the refresh button on the little ferret's web browser, which is hard wired to only display pages from the egregores blog) the pleasure center of the ferret's brain receives a small electrical impulse, with the result that said ferret pushes and pushes and pushes the lever until it dies, blissfully, from exhaustion, dehydration and starvation, only to be replaced by the next ferret.

Not true, I say. For I have also been independently collecting statistics on "unique visitors", of which this blog has consistently averaged over (and sometimes well over) 200 per day for the last year. So there.

To be honest I wish I were above such things, but to be even more honest I have to admit that it is nice to be noticed.

Below is the list of the "top posts" over the last month. (That is, these were the posts with the most pageviews during the last month. None of them were actually posted during October, 2011.)

These posts are not the ones I would pick for my all-time best, nor are they broadly representative of the content of this blog. But I see nothing to be embarrassed or to complain about in the list. I did do my own "top 25 list" after the first year of this blog, and the interested reader is encouraged to look there, as well: One Year of "egregores" (My Top 25).

Apr 24, 2011, 3 comments;
1,461 Pageviews

May 3, 2011, 3 comments;
1,197 Pageviews

Aug 1, 2011;
1,055 Pageviews

Oct 22, 2010, 5 comments;
751 Pageviews

Dec 2, 2010, 3 comments;
449 Pageviews

Sep 14, 2011;
260 Pageviews

Aug 3, 2011;
240 Pageviews

Jul 28, 2011
; 231 Pageviews

Oct 21, 2010, 1 comment;
196 Pageviews

Jan 9, 2011, 2 comments;
166 Pageviews