Grumpy Rumblings 2020 year in Blogging

Traffic is actually a little up compared to last year.  Scalzi noted this trend too on his Whatever, so maybe blog traffic is generally up with the pandemic?  Posts are up a bit (210 this year, counting this one), and comments are also up.

These are the posts that got the most views in 2020:

I think these probably show an increase in people finding our blog via googling and perhaps a decrease in conversations across blogs (or twitter) bringing in traffic.  None of these are from 2020 (which is a first– usually there’s at least one popular post for the year) and the #1 post is still 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 posts from 2020:

Top referring sites were:

Most visitors came from The United States. Canada & the UK came next.

Our most commented post was Spoiled rich white boys:  Sophomore English hasn’t changed in 60 years (note to self for next year:  this stat is now hidden under “insights” and is no longer on site stats) (Thank you previous self!  Also, self next year, it’s been further hidden in the comments part– you have to change to comments by posts and pages where it says comments by authors) (Thank you previous self!)

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.  Revanche@agaishanlife 45
2.  Jenny F. Scientist 44
3.  Debbie M 37
4.  omdg 32
5.  Steph 29

I think this is a first time for Steph on the leader board!

Yay Revanche!  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 Revanche in the comments.  :)


22 Responses to “Grumpy Rumblings 2020 year in Blogging”

  1. Steph Says:

    Hah – I finally subscribed to posts sometime last year, instead of just remembering to check in periodically, so I was actually on time for commenting on things. I didn’t realize there was a prize!

    I think I’ve enjoyed RBOC/slice of life posts the most this year – it’s just been nice to see what other folks are up to or thinking about, because I’ve been living in my own bubble this year.

  2. mnitabach Says:

    Congrats to the two of you for keeping up steady near daily bloggeing for over an entire fucken DECADE! That srsly is an amazing accomplishment & you shld be very proud.

  3. CG Says:

    Thanks for keeping up the blog. I always appreciate the posts and the comments!

  4. rose Says:

    I am very grateful for your constant postings and for all your readers who comment with so much grace and knowledge. You all are appreciated and have been so supportive in a hard year.

  5. Omdg Says:

    I just wanted to tell you how much your Karen post opened my eyes. After I read your post, I started hearing people everywhere referring to any woman who had a strong opinion or doing anything they deemed disagreeable as a “Karen.” I even caught myself doing it. After reading that post I stopped, so thank you. Misogyny is so engrained, but maybe small things like this post will help make the world a better place.

  6. FF Says:

    Thanks for another great year of blogging (and not in the best of circumstances)! You’re the best.

  7. Revanche @ A Gai Shan Life Says:

    Just by a hair, there :)

    I had to think about it for a whole day, there are so many in need out there! In the end, I’d love for it to go to the Navajo Water Project. Thanks so much <3 And thanks so much for all the posting this year. It's been a bit of a mental lifeline to be able to come here regularly all year.

  8. Leah Says:

    Another vote for appreciating y’all and your regular posting! You are part of my morning routine. Always grateful for your perspective and insight.

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