Traffic is down again this year. This is no doubt a combination of many factors, the primary being that most blog traffic is down (or at least that’s true according to Scalzi), but also a lack of deliberately controversial posts, neither of us having twitter accounts, and less of us interacting with the blogosphere.
These are the posts that got the most views in 2017.
- 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 Are professors off during the summer? March 2011
- 5 Saving isn’t necessarily “easier” for people who save more: A deliberately controversial rant March 2017
Only one of these is from 2017! The #1 post is from students trying to plagiarize a really common composition assignment. We have cornered the market on plagiarizing a short essay about a relative’s wedding.
According to our stats, here’s the most popular 2017 posts:
Saving isn’t necessarily “easier” for people who save more: A deliberately controversial rant
Liberty Tabletop Review: We bought cutlery
Ask the grumpies: How to decide to leave/stay in a tenured position
There really is a big difference between comfortable middle class income and upper middle class income
Help me with DC2’s lunch!
The top referring sites in 2017 were:
Most visitors came from The United States. Canada & United Kingdom came next.
The most commented on post in 2017 was What I don’t like about our kitchen
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 Leah 51 comments
- 2 chacha1 45 comments
- 3 Revanche @ A Gai Shan Life 38 comments
- 4. Stacking Pennies 35 comments
- 5 Debbie M 33 comments
If I search comments, chacha has 10 pages worth in 2016 and Leah also has 10 pages (Revanche has 8). I’m too lazy to count them all up and chacha won last year, so let’s go with Leah for this year’s most comments winner.
Yay Leah! 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 Leah in the comments. :)
January 3, 2018 at 8:52 am
Do you get any traffic stats from RSS readers? Sometimes I end up just looking at blogs through Feedly, so I suppose that could be skewing the results.
January 3, 2018 at 8:55 am
Only if they click through, I think. There’s 388 people who are wordpress subscribers. Scalzi knows how to figure out how many people subscribed to him on feedly, so in theory that’s trackable.
January 3, 2018 at 11:30 am
Feedly tells me their RSS feed has 296 followers. I only click through from Feedly if I plan to leave a comment.
January 3, 2018 at 12:56 pm
ooh, exciting! Let’s go with the Advancement Project — up both our alleys, I think. https://advancementproject.org/about-advancement-project/
January 3, 2018 at 12:58 pm
That looks great!
January 3, 2018 at 12:58 pm
that seems like a rad organization!
January 3, 2018 at 8:18 pm
agreed! I found it in an article about “how to support black women who voted for Doug Jones.” Planning to keep an eye on this and woke vote.
For the record, places I personally support too (but I wanted to do something that tied in with your advocacy):
– local nature center
– local domestic violence shelter
– The Ecology school (used to work there and way cool mission to get kids outdoors)
– Major Chords for Minors (free/cheap music lessons for low SES kids)
– Urban Boatbuilders — Twin cities project to build teen work skills through making boats, and especially targeting low SES and “minority” teens
January 3, 2018 at 2:32 pm
Good job, Leah! I see I have some work to do to catch up :D
January 3, 2018 at 8:20 pm
I don’t write on my own blog, so you win there ;-)
January 4, 2018 at 2:50 pm
Sometimes you do! :)
March 19, 2018 at 1:23 am
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