Looks like traffic is down from 2014 and 2015– we’re about at the same level as 2013, but with fewer unique visitors.
These are the posts that got the most views in 2016.
- 1 My cousin’s wedding December 2011
- 2 Ask the Grumpies: Should I get a PhD in Accounting? March 2013
- 3 Sleep and gifted preschoolers August 2011
- 4 What happened when I complained about my low salary July 2016
- 5 Are professors off during the summer? March 2011
[Ed: Note that only one of these is from 2016! The #1 post is from students trying to plagiarize a really common composition assignment. Not sure about the popularity of the other posts.
According to our stats, here’s the most popular 2016 posts:
What happened when I complained about my low salary
March mortgage update: Why we bought a huge house and why we shouldn’t have
Getting an oxygen mask on: Protecting oneself monetarily
Money => security => easier to save money
The one after that and the one after that are also money posts… I guess money posts were popular this year?
The top referring sites in 2016 were:
Most visitors came from The United States. Canada & United Kingdom were not far behind.
The most commented on post in 2016 was Why I want to make enough money to support myself (and my family) even though I’m a woman with a high earning husband
Ugh, I can’t get the most active commenters for the year, only for some undetermined amount of time. :( These were the 5 most active commenters on that unspecified amount of time:
- 1 chacha1 56 comments
- 2 Leah 41 comments
- 3 Debbie M 34 comments
- 4 Rosa 33 comments
- 5 Revanche @ A Gai Shan Life 26 comments
Also if I search comments, chacha has 16 pages worth in 2016 and Leah has 10 pages (Debbie M has 7). I’m too lazy to count them all up, but that’s enough to make me confident that chacha is this year’s winner.
Yay Chacha! This means you get to tell us where to donate our most recent month’s proceeds from amazon sales. Either tell us and link up in the comments (if you want more exposure) or email us at grumpyrumblings at gmail if you want it to be more secret-like.
Any blog commentary or highlights from the grumpy gallery? Also, congratulate Chacha in the comments. :)
January 4, 2017 at 12:08 pm
Congrats to cha cha! Once again, I am not quite committed enough ;-)
January 4, 2017 at 12:18 pm
You are a highly valued member of the Grumpy Community!
January 5, 2017 at 12:19 pm
January 4, 2017 at 1:12 pm
Just to add that I really like your political posts even though I am not an American because it reassures me that not everyone is on the Trump gravy train. I also like how proactive you are in the posts. Thank you
January 4, 2017 at 1:20 pm
The majority of Americans are not on the Trump gravy train! But unfortunately we’ve been falling down at the state and local levels which means our districts are gerrymandered and voting rights in urban areas have been curtailed. (I am guilty of complacency and giving up as much as the next Red-state Democrat. I voted, but voting was not enough.)
We need to stop being complacent! The fate of the world is literally in our hands. My one voice won’t do anything, but when lots of us are mobilized we can do something. So every single one of us (in the US) has a responsibility to do what we can.
And getting off the soapbox to say thanks!
January 5, 2017 at 12:20 pm
I think none of us (except the 1%) will be on the actual Trump gravy train. Maybe people who invested well.
Is the perception abroad that many people are getting on the Trump bandwagon? Maybe it’s the circles I run in, but even many of my conservative acquaintances/friends didn’t vote for him. I also know plenty who voted for him but don’t really like him. I would guess that he is likely not going to be a popular president.
January 5, 2017 at 4:54 pm
I am hearing little mumbled admissions to the effect that “I voted for him but I’m not [insert disclaimer of his repugnant statements here].” I fully expect all of those people to rationalize and justify whatever BS is perpetrated in the next 2-4 years because they had to rationalize and justify in order to make that voting decision. I hope they all lose money in the stock market and have family members who lose their health insurance. Generally am all CHEW THEIR ASSES, KARMA.
January 6, 2017 at 6:19 am
The perception from the mainstream media that reaches the UK is that many people are on board and would like to roll back to the past.
I know it’s more complex, but the narrative is that of a hurt white working class who want to strike back.
January 6, 2017 at 6:32 am
There are plenty of bigots but they are the minority. They just happen to be winning right now.
January 6, 2017 at 6:39 am
January 4, 2017 at 9:12 pm
Congratulations Chacha! And boo to WordPress for not giving us pretty stats summaries this year.
January 5, 2017 at 10:31 am
January 4, 2017 at 11:31 pm
For a long time, one of my most popular post was me talking about the differences between NZ and America, and it was popular because I talked about toilet stalls and the rest of the world really wonders why there are gaps in toilet stalls in the US. THEY REALLY WONDER.
Now you’ll get some of those curious people, too.
You’re welcome. :)
January 5, 2017 at 4:59 am
oh, can we get a link to that post? And why are there gaps? Drives me crazy! Like, we can’t engineer a stall with no gaps? Let’s talk about things that are more frustrating than the gender of the person using the restroom with me.
January 5, 2017 at 12:06 pm
Here is the post: http://www.wandering-scientist.com/2006/08/frame-shift-new-zealand.html
I have no idea why we have a gap. Most of the rest of the world doesn’t and I’ve never found anything to explain why we do. My best guess is that it costs less our way.
January 5, 2017 at 10:40 am
Once again I AM THE BLABBIEST BLABBER ON YOUR BLOG! Go me! ROFL
Planned Parenthood continues to be the charity of choice. Thank you, thank you very much.
p.s. I need to know about toilet stalls in NZ.
January 5, 2017 at 10:45 am
January 5, 2017 at 11:43 am
January 5, 2017 at 3:18 pm
Yay me for finally making the list! Resolution: stay on the list in 2017! Starting now.
@cloud: I remember flying to Switzerland 15 years ago, seeing a full length door in the restroom and obsessing for the next 4 days about why we don’t get full length doors. The only thing I could think of was that it’s helpful to have a gap when you have a younger child or goofus like me who gets locked in and needs help, but that’s a very limited use case.
January 5, 2017 at 3:21 pm
That is an excellent Resolution!