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September 18, 2008

Readership is down, posts continue to be erratic

Here's a look at unique visitors and number of visits since May 2005. (For whatever reason, I don't have logs going back any further.)

Readership peaked in June 2007, and if you look at the posts for that month, it wasn't notably more exciting than most months. I haven't been able to hit those levels again, the closest being March 2008, which seems like a more interesting month to me, and at the very least has a more random assemblage of words that could lure people in from google.

One might think that the way to get more readers is to post more. But that's clearly not the case, because as you can see, posting has always been erratic and has nothing to do with anything.

June 2007 had 6 posts, slightly above average. My record for posts per month was 9, which I did in February 2008 and May 2005, both pretty lackluster in terms of views.

So, my solution for more readership is to continue in my erratic posting habits. Thanks for reading.

Posted by Will at September 18, 2008 11:25 AM


I have been trying to figure out the erratic behavior of my readers for years. As far as I can tell, NOTHING that I do makes ANY difference whatsoever.

Posted by: Annika at September 18, 2008 1:48 PM

You get way more traffic than The Impersonals.

Posted by: Rick at September 21, 2008 3:04 PM

I think the a lot of it is bots hitting my rss feed, Rick, if it makes you feel any better. The graph is really just to show it going up and down, although one could argue that it's just a reflection of rss bot technology through the years.

Posted by: Will at September 22, 2008 1:18 AM