Fun thing about Macs that I didn’t realize until a few days ago: most of us know about using control-shift-3 to take a screenshot. Did you know that if you use control-shift-4 you can then draw a rectangle on the screen and it just screencaps that part? No need to crop!
Anyway, here’s how this year went:
That’s with 636 posts published. Here’s 2014’s details:
Now, that’s all skewed to hell by the Syria post, which, again, got over 100,000 pageviews and who knows how many viewers; it’s currently sitting at 38,000 FB shares, so… a lot? What I find interesting: I didn’t miss a single day of posting in 2015, and I’ll be damned if I miss tomorrow or Thursday. But I had fewer posts, since 2014 had 779 of them, and a lot less engagement– 1000 fewer comments and 3000 fewer Likes. I would not have expected that. Tons more unique viewers, though; I was way up on that (nearly double) before the Syria thing hit. In other words: I reached a lot more people this year, even before the viral post, but they aren’t spending as much time on the blog or talking/communicating nearly as much as the 2014 people did. My ratio of views to visitors in 2014 was insane. That went away in 2015.
Geography! Here’s my top 10 countries:
I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest that with maybe a bit of fiddling toward the bottom these are probably just about everyone’s top countries. I see no reason why my blog would be more popular in, say, France than anyone else’s. Maybe I’m wrong.
Full global reach, 2015:
Just about everywhere, basically. Here’s the lifetime of the blog:
…oh, god damn it, they’re screwing with this again. Well: Greenland fills in, and all of South America, and another country or two in Africa, and a few tiny islands. I’ll upload the image if I can find it. Shit. I NEED MY LIFETIME GEOGRAPHY, WORDPRESS.
Referrers? Sure, why not, although this is skewed by the Syria post again:
Not much to say here, I guess, other than to wonder what exactly is causing the 127.0.0.1 referrals. I tend to get a handful a week but not many more than that; if they ever spike I’ll look into them more closely.
So, that’s my 2015. How was yours? Saleswanking tomorrow or the day after.