How June 2022 Treated My Mathematics Blog


The folks who signed up to get my posts delivered by e-mail — it’s a box on the rightmost column of this page — know I used that title last month. A typo, basically; I was thinking of the promise of the new month and did not notice my subject line was a month early. I fixed that old post, and nobody seems to have mentioned it. But I like being open about my mistakes as well as my great moments. Also I would like to have more great moments. In any event, here’s to specifics.

WordPress records me as getting 1,749 page views in June. This is a fair bit below the running averages for the twelve months running up to June 2022. The mean has been 2,128.0 views per month, and the median 2,105.5. The number of unique visitors continued its decline to, to 1,159 visitors, compared to a running mean of 1,467.6 and running median of 1,436. I’m sure there’s something that could be done about these figures but it’s impossible to say what. It is setting up a botnet to send spurious page hits.

Bar chart of two and a half years' worth of monthly readership figures. There was a huge peak around October 2019, and a much lower but fairly steady wave of readership after that. It's slightly increased for January 2022, dropped for February, rose slightly for March, and dropped a small bit in April, May, and June again.
WordPress says, by the way, that I now have 1,004 followers here, which I believe is the first time I’ve topped a thousand subscribers. I will admit some of these are followers I think are not very engaged, since they’re named things like ‘dubuqueinvestor66161’ and their essays are piles of sentences with heaps of words that I can’t get to cohere into meaning. You know how it is.

I’m staying likeable, at least. 29 posts got liked in June, just about on target for the running mean of 32.9 and running median of 31.5. There were only two comments, but the averages there are a mean of 8.0 and median of 4.5, so it’s not that far off the norm.

Prorated to the scant number of posts made — five this month — the figures look more competitive. There were 349.8 views per posting, on average; the running averages are a mean of 323.5 and median of 302.8. There were 231.8 unique visitors per posting; the mean was 222.2 and median 211.3. 5.8 likes per posting, compared to a mean of 4.6 and median of 4.2. 0.4 comments per posting, the only point where the prorated count was below the average. The running mean per posting was 1.0 and median 0.8.

So here’s the roster of what I posted in June, ranked from most to least popular. Or at least clicked-on; I don’t have the energy to compare how many likes things get.

WordPress figures that I posted 3,256 words in June, an average of 993 words per posting. This is about on par with my recent average, and brings me to 43,706 words for the year to date. That includes a stretch back in January when I was rerunning a lot of material. If you’d like to be a regular reader, I told you up top how to get e-mails sent to you by mail. If you’d rather have them in your WordPress reader, you can use the ‘Follow Nebusresearch button’, in the right column of the page. Or you could set up your RSS reader to use https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/feed. That’s the best option, really, but the one I won’t see in any of my statistics.

Author: Joseph Nebus

I was born 198 years to the day after Johnny Appleseed. The differences between us do not end there. He/him.

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