More Blog Trivia

I know that many of you couldn’t care less about stats, views, or most popular posts. However, such things fascinate me, especially where my own blogs are concerned. Fiddling around with the stats on a wet and dismal Saturday afternoon, I clicked on ‘All Time’, and waited for it to load. It presented me with a list of all posts that have had over 95 views, and the top ten didn’t really hold any surprises. With close to 200,000 views of my blog, these ten qualify as the ‘big hitters’ on beetleypete.

Archives. 49,973.
Whatever Happened To?: Jamiroquai. 3,595.
About Page. 2,247.
Dereham: A Norfolk Town. 1,605.
The Driest County In England. 1,375.
Whatever Happened To?: Jimmy Somerville. 1,349.
Beetley Village. 740.
Beachlands, Pevensey Bay. 665.
Birds Don’t Like Cornflakes. 636.
Ollie: A Dog’s Likes And Dislikes. 557.

Out of 2,155 posts, it seems that the most popular include the whereabouts of former pop stars, descriptions of a Norfolk town and nearby village, and what is the supposedly driest county in England. Many are interested in an unusual Art Deco housing estate in Pevensey Bay, and others are trying to establish if wild birds will eat cornflakes. At least my own biography and photo made it to number three, even if Ollie, the undoubted star of this blog, only scraped in at number ten.

So much for giving my all with short stories, and fictional serials. Hours spent trying to get relevant and informative photographs to entertain the readers. Personal stories of my 22 years as an EMT in London, and raking over the nostalgia of my youth in a very different London. I obviously need to write more about faded musicians, and towns and villages. Give the readers what they really want! πŸ™‚

Some of you are aware that I also have another blog. A political blog called Quite a few of you follow that one too, and I am grateful for that, as it has never achieved a very wide readership. On a good day, it might get eight views. But I don’t mind, as I don’t post that much on it. Whilst on the topic of stats, I decided to see what was popular on that one too. As it is much smaller, I only list the top five posts.

Archives. 2,102.
About Page. 153.
The Democratic Process. 148.
History Is Bunk. 143.
Goodbye, Postman Pat. 124.

This from just 140 posts, since 2013.

Two very different blogs indeed.

39 thoughts on “More Blog Trivia

    1. Stats>Traffic>Years
      Posts and Pages on the left of the ‘Years’ screen.
      Scroll down to the bottom of the posts list for 2018.
      Click ‘View All’.
      Chose ‘All Time’ from the top bar of the next menu.
      πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  1. Impressive nonetheless! I occasionally look at our overall stats and am always thrilled to see the faraway places that our blog has been read. Of course, our daily statistics are more on par with your “8 views for a good day” that you see on your political blog. I guess what this means is that we need to start writing stories about faded popstars too! πŸ˜‚

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    1. Thanks for your kind comment, FF. Those top posts are amusing, as they don’t really represent views from regular followers, and those who comment frequently. Most are generated by hits from Google searches, and the readers almost never like, comment, or follow. I am more than happy with my regular readers, and the community of bloggers I follow. But the stats are good fun to look at, all the same.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  2. My assessment of your blog is that you blog to please yourself. I don’t mean that as a bad thing, quite the contrary; your interest for the subject matter shines through and makes your content special. I look at stats too, out of curiosity, but I don’t let it dictate my content.

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    1. Thanks, Pam. I only look at stats for fun. I use the comments as a guide as to whether or not my blog is working for readers, as well as for me. But I would still blog, even if nobody read the posts.
      So far, so good. πŸ™‚
      Best wishes, Pete.

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