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:
- 1 My cousin’s wedding December 2011
- 2 Liberty Tabletop Review: We bought cutlery April 2017
- 3 How often do you have to buy new plates and glasses: Musings on breakage April 2017 (I don’t know why this suddenly became popular, I totally didn’t notice)
- 4 Help me with countertops! (Please?) January 2019
- 5 Percentage vs. Percentage Point: A primer May 2012 (also… why did this suddenly become popular?)
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:
- (Not?) Seeing Family
- What are your current favorite blogs?
- Karen, co-opted
- Are we going to send the kids to school in the fall? (Spoiler: We didn’t)
- It was nice being high income while it lasted
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. :)
December 30, 2020 at 8:24 am
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.
December 30, 2020 at 8:32 am
You can always comment late here at Grumpy Rumblings! We can’t promise everyone will see it, but *we* will read them. :)
December 30, 2020 at 8:56 am
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.
December 30, 2020 at 8:59 am
Is it though?
December 30, 2020 at 9:03 am
I mean I’m biased, but I definitely think it is. And I mean you aren’t just shitposting like that putz Physioprof used to do, but real substantive discourse.
December 30, 2020 at 9:08 am
Comrade Nitabach didn’t stay on the leader board this year!
December 30, 2020 at 9:07 pm
Yes, it is amazing! We all appreciate y’all making this a priority!
December 31, 2020 at 5:23 am
Awwww, thanks. We appreciate YOU!
December 30, 2020 at 1:10 pm
Thanks for keeping up the blog. I always appreciate the posts and the comments!
December 30, 2020 at 1:12 pm
We appreciate you!!!
December 30, 2020 at 2:49 pm
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.
December 30, 2020 at 3:25 pm
Grumpy nation is the best! We are grateful too! And thank *you* for being a part of it. :)
December 31, 2020 at 11:14 am
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.
December 31, 2020 at 11:42 am
We shake our tiny fists at the patriarchy! Stupid patriarchy.
Thank you for making the world a better place!
December 31, 2020 at 12:03 pm
Thanks for another great year of blogging (and not in the best of circumstances)! You’re the best.
December 31, 2020 at 12:50 pm
You’re the best!
We wouldn’t be doing this at all without Grumpy Nation!!!
December 31, 2020 at 4:08 pm
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.
December 31, 2020 at 4:17 pm
This one? https://www.navajowaterproject.org/
Thank you for all the posting and all the commenting! You rock!
January 1, 2021 at 10:37 am
January 1, 2021 at 10:56 am
Done. I bumped the donation up to a round $50.
January 1, 2021 at 6:43 am
Another vote for appreciating y’all and your regular posting! You are part of my morning routine. Always grateful for your perspective and insight.
January 1, 2021 at 6:45 am
We are grateful for *your* perspective and insight! Keep visiting and commenting!