I am so confident in my posts that I just don't need to look. I know I am awesome. I know my words are golden. Readers swoon at my insights. I can lift cars with one hand. My toenail clippings can cut through steel. I can pound nails into oak planks with my penis. I never even think of the statistics.
Um, well, on occasion, I take a peek.
By 'take a peek,' I mean that I stare at the numbers and charts until I bore a hole though my flatscreen and then click on the REFRESH link over and over again until the good folks at Blogger have to ban my IP to protect themselves against the Denial of Service attack.
What follows are a few things I've learned. I don't do this to brag. I do this to show you how much better your blog is doing compared to mine. :)
The big number is 6,445. That is the 'Pageviews all time history' stat. Most of that was generated since January when I began to blog seriously. I am blown away by that. That is well over 100 times the hits I've gotten in all other project - combined - since 1994. Wow. Thanks for watching.
The post with the most hits is "Moonlighting," a brief little ditty about exposed ass cracks at the FLGS with 255 hits. However, most of those hits are from images searches of the picture I have in the posting of Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd. The big search keywords are 'Moonlighting Reunion.' This comes from Google pages all over the planet - Canada, Australia, France, Korea, Japan, Belgium, Germany, and Russia. So what it appears like is that people all over the world are DESPERATE to know if David and Maddie will get back together again.
Sorry guys, but no, they won't. The love is gone.
The second highest page is 'Fish in the Sea,' from people searching for FISH IN THE SEA. Mostly from France. WTF? I don't get that. Why are the French so interested in knowing about FISH IN THE SEA in ENGLISH!?!?
The biggest game related search is 'Forgotten Realms.' I bet people are not expecting to stumble into my rants on the subject. :)
Google is how most people get to the site. Here is the referral breakdown for blogs:
I just gotta say - the amount of people who use Jeff's Blog as a bookmark list must be STAGGERING.
As far as Locations go, 63% of readers are coming from the US. Our neighbors to the frigid north comprise 12 percent. Those crazy tea swilling islanders over in Europe are about eight percent. Germans, whom contributed to about half of my genetic makeup, tied Denmark for two percent. The other 13 percent are scattered from all over the world, with Brazil and India making huge leaps recently. WHERE ARE THE IRISH? Come on guys. Suck it up and read the blog.
Firefox users are 49% of the users. I'm not sure what all the rest of ya'll are thinking, but hey - to each there own. :) Windows is, of course, dominant with 74%. I am just floored, however, that people are viewing the blog with their iPhones, iPads, Blackberries, and even the Nintendo Wii!
Okay, enough of this nonsense. I shall actually have an interesting, game related posting soon. I swear. I just had to get that out of my system. :)
PS - Oh, apparently I am a Maven or something now, per the follower XP table thing.. I always thought that a Maven was a chick. The things you learn . . .