When you do decided to start a blog, one of the cool things, at least for a numbers guy like myself, is you get stats. Mostly sad and lonesome, but sometimes wonderful stats. Here is what happened yesterday after Hank over at Lost Coast Outpost and Eric Kirk at Sohum Parlance decided to link to this blog.
For those keeping score that’s 139 visitors for 306 views or about 2.2 pageviews per visitor. I’ve noticed the average page views is usually around 4 so that means most yesterday came to check it out, were either bored or repulsed and moved on.
Here’s what the number of site views looked like hour by hour over a 48 hr period. The peak is just under 70 views.
The chart ends this a.m. around 5. That is the power of a site like LoCO (and Sohum).
More fun? Wordpress also offers a world map of where visitors are clicking from. Here is what yesterday looked like.
Croatia, France and Yemen in the house! Hooray! Yemen is my Dad – Hi! Croatia and France? No idea. I do know that my goal is now to get at least one visit from every country…. I’ve got time.
So about the post that started all this – John Hrabe’s word map. I stand by what I said, but I believe John isn’t necessarily an objective observer (nor am I). Word on the street is that John has worked with Michelle Rhee. Michelle is very problematic for many Democrats. A Google search for John and Michelle does not bring up any definitive alliances, but FlashReport where John is apparently Senior Editor a) needs more editing as of this hour and b) seems to have very conservative advertisers (like … STEVE BARIC! THE CONSERVATIVE TOUGH ENOUGH TO CLEAN UP SACRAMENTO)(The caps are mine, but common, you know they are implied).
However, John’s used the word map effectively. Also, I think he does bring up an important point, and I do think Democrats should be open about what we do and why. I think the quiet period between elections is the time to honestly discuss these sorts of highly charged political issues. Periods when there aren’t elections immediately on the line and we may be able to have thoughtful conversations that, who knows, may inform voters on what needs to be reformed. And I think most voters will agree that campaign finance and/or money in politics needs urgent attention.
More later, after the GPU GP! Two Weeks Y’all! That means it is going to be a Monday. Time to start making plans.
- Michelle Rhee Rebuffed By Boston (mikethemadbiologist.com)
- House of Cards: The Michelle Rhee Story (dianeravitch.net)