It's been a while since I did some detailed Readership Analysis, so I went and checked over my logs to get some fresh data. I wanted to answer the question: "What's the best I've done recently at being heard, and where?".
For all of September and October, I had only one regular blog post which, again cumulative over the entire two months, registered over 1000 readers, specifically 1112 total unique IP address accesses. I know, I know, people will tell me not to complain, there are bloggers starving in Africa (or enslaved in Sudan). But this is my absolute personal best for over two months - and note it's less than one popular Slashdot comment, or the daily readership for some not even A-list.
The stand-out item was the BNETD / Blizzard entry, which concerned the horror of that court decision for fair use. The echoes broke down from major sources as follows:
Total = 1112 (excludes constant regular blog audience)
|Wes Felter echo||85||7.6%|
|Ernest Miller echo||71||6.4%|
|Google searches on keywords (later)||87||7.8%|
|Groklaw discussion mention||46||4.1%|
|sethf.com (i.e. later blog entries)||39||3.5%|
Not exactly a Slashdot effect, but instructive in the distribution.
No echoes == no audience.By Seth Finkelstein | posted in statistics | on November 14, 2004 11:59 PM (Infothought permalink) | Followups