Grumpy Rumblings 2017 Year in blogging

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.

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:

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.  :)


11 Responses to “Grumpy Rumblings 2017 Year in blogging”

  1. monsterzero Says:

    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.

  2. Leah Says:

    ooh, exciting! Let’s go with the Advancement Project — up both our alleys, I think.

    • nicoleandmaggie Says:

      that seems like a rad organization!

      • Leah Says:

        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

  3. Revanche @ A Gai Shan Life Says:

    Good job, Leah! I see I have some work to do to catch up :D

  4. Where Leah’s donation went | Grumpy Rumblings (of the formerly untenured) Says:

    […] won our “most commenting of 2017″ contest .  That means she got to pick where we donated our previous month’s blog earnings to.  How much […]

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