Friday, January 1, 2010

2009 In Review.

Being the last day of the year, December 31 seems a logical time to review what (if any) progress I've made with this blog in 2009.
This post is number 222 for the year; compared to the 356 posts of 2008, my output is down considerably. The number of visitors from 1/1/09 to 12/31/09 is down by nearly 1000 compared to 1/1/08 to 12/31/08.

Still, the totals for this year look OK.
15,029 unique page views from 141 countries ( with hits from 3712 cities worldwide - 2221 of those being US cities ).

A look at my five most popular posts shows just how disorganized this blog can be from a "content" point of view. Saying the content is "varied" could be a polite way of looking at it.

The fifth most popular post is the first installment of my Kelvin Williams series.
[Kelvin Williams-Part One.] With 195 unique page views from 155 cities it may be fifth overall but it's bounce rate is above and away the best of the group, showing that readers of that post went on to read more posts.

Number four is a post that published in 2007 [Dumaguete City Street Map.] 232 unique page views from 110 cities.

With 262 unique page views from 160 cities, the third most popular post is from Oct. 2008 - Spring-Summer 2009 Fashion Collection. I have the feeling that visitors to that page were expecting something a bit different.

The 2nd most popular post on this blog comes from Nov. 2008. Recess at the Asylum received 577 unique page views from 349 cities.

Far and away the most popular post for Sorry, all the Clever Names are Taken is my Feb. 2008 post on Bernadette Soubirous.

If there's anything to be learned from this, I think it shows that this blog might be more successful if I were to turn this into two blogs instead of one -one blog poking fun of the popular culture,while the other blog deals mainly with the Catholic Church and Her teachings. Trying to do both on one blog isn't working as well as I'd like.