Over the weekend, curiosity got the better of me, and I installed a wordpress plug-in to collect some statistics on this blog.
Three days is hardly sufficient time to draw any meaningful conclusions, but the results do spark some interesting thoughts.
First off, the headline. On Monday, there were 80 pageviews, on Tuesday 96, and 152 on Wednesday. Early days as I said, so I have no idea if that’s a typical week’s numbers or not. Possibly I typically get 70-100 views per day, and the bump today is a result of an interview I did yesterday on RTÉ’s Drivetime.
Where are those readers coming from? Well, the single most popular route on Wednesday was my other website, faduda.net. That’s what makes me suspect a Drivetime effect. Run a google search for ‘Gerard Cunningham Chaos and Conspiracy‘, as 10% of visitors did, and the top hit is faduda.net/Books, a page which links to this blog.
Not surprisingly, the most read article was the most recent. Second most popular was ‘Lest We Forget‘, which is linked to from Donegal Friends. Three visitors also arrived after googling ‘Robert McCallion‘, which tied with MiCandidate in the popular search term stakes.