People were far less interested in the number of grooves on a record’s side this past month. That’s what I take away from the readership figures around here for April, as WordPress reports. There were, it appears, some 1,117 pages viewed in April, from 731 unique visitors. That’s well down from March’s 1,779 views and 999 visitors. But March was clearly an outlier; February saw 1,062 page views from 611 visitors. This is four months in a row with at least a thousand page views, so everything seems consistent.
The number of likes fell to 73, down from 142. This seems like a lot of drop, but considering there were 102 likes in February and 112 in January … yeah, that’s a bit lower. Hm. Comments were down, too, with a mere 13 posted in April. There were 53 in March, 30 in February, those are much more engaged numbers. It’s my doing, I know; I had a month of mostly writing about comics and that’s fun, but it’s not much to discuss. What’s to say, “That wasn’t really a student making fun of the story problem!”? Nah. Also I’m abashed to realize I had only eleven posts in April; March had a healthier count of 16.
So what were people reading? One perennial and then a bunch of mostly new stuff:
- How Many Grooves Are On A Record’s Side? And while that number hasn’t changed any, I did finally get a better picture of that Buggles album to use as picture.
- Reading the Comics, April 25, 2018: Coronet Blue Edition which … really? It had like two days to attract readers. Are references to obscure one-season 60s dramas really that compelling? … I’m a Mystery Science Theater 3000 fan from way back, of course I know they are.
- Reading the Comics, April 11, 2018: Obscure Mathematical Terms Edition and okay, that makes more sense being on the top-five list.
- Someone Else’s Homework: A Solution and my friend’s had a couple more homework problems to bounce off me and I’ve liked them all. I’m just sensitive I might spoil some poor instructor’s plans if I talk about too many of them.
- Reading the Comics, April 14, 2018: Friday the 13th Edition? and that makes sense being up on the roster too.
The Insights panel tells me I’ve gotten to 44,841 total words published this year so far, with 135 total comments and 370 total likes. So, 8,494 words over the month. I’m currently averaging 830.4 words per post, 3.5 comments per post, and 6.9 likes per post. Words and likes are slightly up from March; comments are down a bit.
As I make it out 58 countries sent me readers this past month. That’s the same as March, and up from February’s 54. They’re these:
|United Arab Emirates||3|
|Hong Kong SAR China||2|
|St. Kitts & Nevis||1|
That’s 14 single-reader countries, down one from March and down two from February. Serbia was a single-reader country in March; nowhere else was. May starts with 61,549 pages viewed from 29,502 admitted unique visitors.
I’d appreciate it if you did follow NebusResearch regularly. I haven’t restored the e-mail postings, although if I go another month or two without anything suspicious turning up in the comments I might try it. But you can follow on your WordPress Reader, by using the button at the upper right corner of the page. Here’s the RSS feed, if you’d rather read the way you like without WordPress being able to trace you. And if you don’t mind Twitter you can follow me as @Nebusj there. Watch as I give the tally of how many goldfish we’re getting back out to the backyard pond!