There’s a hopeful trend in my readership statistics for December 2013 around these parts: according to WordPress, my number of readers grew from 308 in November to 352 and the number of unique visitors grew from 158 to 176. Even the number of views per visitor grew, from 1.95 to 2.00. None of these are records, but the fact of improvement is a good one.
I can’t figure exactly how to get the report on most popular articles for the exact month of December, and was too busy with other things to check the past-30-day report on New Year’s Eve, but at least the most popular articles for the 30 days ending today were:
- Reading the Comics, December 29, 2013, which maybe suggests I should do groups of fewer comics if that’s what interest people;
- What Do I Need To Get An A In This Class, which I kind of suspected would be a popular entry.
- Reading The Comics, December 12, 2013, which shows what a good idea it was I started pointing out mathematics stuff in the comics.
- How Many Trapezoids I Can Draw, showing that my whole trapezoid-area fiasco was maybe the best thing that ever happened to me.
- What Do I Need To Pass This Class, and, see above.
- What’s The Point Of Hamiltonian Mechanics, which Elke Stangl was kind enough to refer her readers to, and I thank her for it.
The countries sending me the most readers were the United States, Canada, Denmark and Austria (tied, and hi again, Elke), and the United Kingdom. Sending me just one viewer each were a slew of nations: Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Japan, Jordan, Malaysia, Norway, Romania, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, and Viet Nam. On that list last month were Jordan and Slovenia, so I’m also marginally interesting to a different group of people this time around.
This has all caused me to realize that I failed to promote my string of articles inspired by Arthur Christmas and getting to the recurrence theorem and the existential dread of the universe’s end during the Christmas season. Maybe next year, then.