I got so busy with my self-pitying yesterday I never got around to talking about what was popular in September. Well, I mentioned: the six most popular posts in September were all Reading the Comics articles, which I’m pretty sure is the first time it’s swept the top of the charts. Also I think for the first time none of the top ten articles were reblogs of anything, nor were they trapezoid-counting.
For some reason the most popular Reading The Comics entry was one from April. The rest were all September posts, which makes more sense. Anyway, to avoid being boring I’ll skip listing the September Reading the Comics posts. I’ll jump to numbers six through ten for the popular-postings roundup:
- Reading the Comics, April 20, 2015: History of Mathematics Edition (I suppose the title draws in many search-engine hits, although the essay’s mention of Poynting vectors can’t hurt.)
- The Set Tour, Stage 1: Intervals, (the start of a sequence that I feel good about)
- How August 2015 Treated My Mathematics Blog (it feels dangerously self-absorbed to include this one)
- To Borrow A Page (about ways to denote subtraction, and based on an On This Day In Math tweet)
- One Way We Write Functions (the prequel to the Set Tour thing, really)
The country sending me the greatest number of readers was, as ever, the United States, with 418 this time around, down from August’s 496. In second place this time was the Philippines, with 43, up from 26. Italy came in third, with 34, and I didn’t see that coming either. (They’d sent nine in August). Canada with 29 and Australia with 22 round out the top five and it’s kind of a relief to see them finally. Singapore sent eight page views, up from five. India sent five, down from 22. So it goes.
It was another hefty list of singe-reader countries in September: Argentina, Austria, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, Greece, Indonesia, Japan, Nepal, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, South Korea, St Lucia, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates, and Uruguay.
Repeats on that list from August are Argentina, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Nepal, South Korea, and Switzerland. Nepal is on a three-month single-reader streak here.
There’s not much good in the search terms; nearly all of them were listed as “unknown”. Among the few that were known:
- foxtrot maths 8 cartoon comic
- 8 piece math joke comic strip
- foxtrot maths 9 comic cartoon
- origin is the gateway to your entire gaming universe
- james clerk maxwell theory comics
- comics strip james clerk maxwell
I feel like there’s a niche here and that I need to commission some comics about James Clerk Maxwell.
September ends with the page having had 28,350 views altogether, and some 10,346 visitors. There’s 518 people listed as WordPress followers which is an increase of one, though the Statistics Insights page says five people started following me. Well, I guess at least it’s upward, from the area code of Albany, New York, up to the area code of Lansing, Michigan. I wonder what state capitol has area code 519. There were fifteen postings in September, up from fourteen in August, down from twenty-four in July. (July had the trailing end of the Mathematics A To Z project.)
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