Belated Grumpy Rumblings 2018 Year in Blogging

Late because #1 is overburdened with service and teaching this year and has been sick and just has not had time for much of anything.   She does not like being in charge of everything, which I guess is what happens when you gain seniority and other people in seniority retire or become department chair so you end up being asked to do the service they did before they retired or got tapped for chair.  :(

Traffic continues its downward trend.  Again, blog traffic in general is down, and we haven’t really been doing deliberately controversial posts, we’re not on twitter, etc.  Or maybe we’re just not sparking joy for people and getting weeded because of Kondomania.  Comments are about the same, number of likes has more than doubled.

These are the posts that got the most views in 2018:

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.  Again, only one of these is from 2018 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 2018:

Top referring sites were:

Most visitors came from The United States. Canada & India came next.

Our most commented post was DH got a 10% raise and now we’re really going to have some obnoxious money posts (note to self for next year:  this stat is now hidden under “insights” and is no longer on site stats)

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 67
2.  rose 46
3.  gasstationwithoutpumps 44
4.  Debbie M 39
5.  Leah 38

Man, Chacha totally fell off the map this year!

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.  :)

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:

  1. ana-begins.blogspot.com
  2. bardiac.blogspot.com
  3. academic-jungle.blogspot.com
  4. something-remarkable.blogspot.com
  5. blogger.com

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.  :)

Grumpy Rumblings 2016 Year in blogging

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.

[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

In which I DGAF

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:

  1. ana-begins.blogspot.com
  2. bardiac.blogspot.com
  3. academic-jungle.blogspot.com
  4. something-remarkable.blogspot.com
  5. blogger.com

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:

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.  :)

Grumpy Rumblings 2015 Year in blogging

Courtesy of WordPress!

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 270,000 times in 2015. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 12 days for that many people to see it.

There were 110 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 53 MB. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was August 3rd with 1,587 views. The most popular post that day was Just spend the money? Why the answer to Mr. Money Moustache is not Spend All the Things.

In 2015, there were 261 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 1,635 posts.

These are the posts that got the most views in 2015.

[Ed: Note that NONE of these are from 2015 and only one of them is from 2014(!)  That #2 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 2015 posts:

Ask the Grumpies: Dissertation Student from Hades

Making friends as a professor or as an adult

How do raises work where you work?

More thoughts on class

Do you think there’s any point…

]

The top referring sites in 2015 were:

  1. bardiac.blogspot.com
  2. feedly.com
  3. academic-jungle.blogspot.com
  4. ana-begins.blogspot.com
  5. blogger.com

[Visitors came from] 169 countries in all!
Most visitors came from The United States. Canada & United Kingdom were not far behind.

Your most commented on post in 2015 was Do you think there’s any point …

These were your 5 most active commenters:

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.  :)