It’s always a surprise which posts draw the most traffic. In November by far the most visits were to my T-List update. In the meantime I have been updating the underlying Spreadsheet a bit. An update will follow later in December.
Here are my 10 most popular posts of November, 2008:
Darren, who I coined my Godfather of Blogging, but who, after seeing,
Posing next to his Diamond Skull next to the Nachtwacht from Rembrandt in the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum tonight on the news, I might start to call the “Damien Hirst of Blogging” is on my top traffic position for this month.
Hey Darren, just new spectacles and you can pose as his double:-)
Here are my 10 most popular posts of October, 2008:
I managed to add a Plugin that provides popular posts in the sidebar. I don’t know, but maybe, because I installed the Plugin only somewhere half September, or maybe because the Plugin uses a completely different algorithm as Woopra, but the result for September is totally different for both. Interesting to see that according to Woopra during the last two weeks of September some very old posts got new attention.
As I have installed Woopra now for “quite some time” (since May, 2008) I also checked my 5 “All time” most popular posts for the period May – September 2008, but they don’t differ much from the list below.
Here are my 10 most popular posts of September 2008:
August kept me busy here. I created a new Press page to keep track of trackbacks that weren’t catched by the system. Then I introduced my 10 Questions for: category that took a flight. I upgraded to WordPress 2.6.1 and it took some time to find out all its idiosyncrasies. Furthermore I realized an all time high of 27 posts. Resulting in a lot of “ten” posts:
In editing this post manually via an export of my woopra stats I realize I have to look for a most popular posts plugin….any ideas, dear readers? Furthermore I have deactivated the Woopra plugin that lets you read the stats in your dashboard…much too slow!
Woopra is a great tool for this. Rather than using a WP Plugin that generates most popular posts automatically, I prefer Woopra to hand pick a list, as it gives me an opportunity to reflect my posting behavior a bit.
My pages T-List and L-List (ranking number 1 in July), About (ranking number 2 in July, probably because it is a landing page from my other blog, Chair Blog that I have been pushing a lot in July), Page 2 (ranking number 5 in July) and Unusual Hotels (ranking 6 in July) kept attracting a lot of traffic. They seem to do so usually. Therefor I have decided to leave the pages out of the list and only include the separate posts. It also reminds me to post a T-List update in August.
Taking the above into consideration: My CitizenM reviews were ell received according to the statistics. Therefor I repeat one of my photos here. My older Yotel post lifted on the Citizen M success. At least it gives a direction as to how I have to develop the blog to keep it interesting. I have some great hotel reviews in my sleeve, stay tuned!