04 November 2008


  • Nov 4, 2008


I wrote some months ago about this same thing, but this time its even more extreme.

On my original MySpace blog, I have reached over 5,000 page views.
[UPDATE: on my current blogger blog, I'm at 23,000 views]
Its been 2 and a half years, 125 entries.
[Its been exactly one year, and 150 posts]
5.5 views per day, on average (although, of course I don't write nearly that often.  More accurately, about 40 views per entry)
[average of 60 views per day - but not evenly distributed; in Dec there were 3,862 views for 124 per day - or 150 views per post on average]
9 readers.
[9 again!  plus 4 email subscribers]
That would be, on average, 570 views per subscriber, or 4.5 views per blog.
[but, well, this time I know most of my views are coming from Google - but there are still numerous reads of posts that don't show up from any search engine]
But why would you read each one 4 times?
So then are actually 4 times more readers, who haven't "subscribed"?
Kind'a seems like a lot.
Who are they?
Why won't they leave a comment?
This is what I asked last time.

My new blog, on my website server, has only been up since Feb. of this year.
8 months ago.
It has over 10,000 hits
(I was planning to write this at 10,000, but by the time I noticed, it was already up to 10,200)
33 new entries since then.
Over 40 hits per day, average.
80 per entry, assuming people reading the new one went back and read every single past one.
300 views per entry if people only read the new ones as they are posted.
And presumably my MySpace readers are still reading on MySpace, since they get automatic updates when there is a new entry which they can access by just clicking the link in the email.
So that eliminates 9 (or 40) people.
I can think of a few obvious people I know are probably checking for updates on the biodieselhauling server now and then.
But not 80-300.
Maybe extra because of checking when there is nothing new. 4 times per day?  I can't even think of 10 people.

I ask again.
Who are you?
Write in the comment section.
I am so curious.


  1. Hello! I'm Meri. I think I found your site when Mr. Money Mustache placed a link on his blog to a tutorial you made on instrucatbles. I check back every now and then when bored at work. I like doing gymnastics with my brain, so your site is entertaining and stimulating.

    1. Hi Meri! Of course this is an entry from 4 years ago (as are most of my posts here, until I finally catch up and have all old content here) but yes, I still wonder the same thing.

      I know the single biggest source of readership is MMM's link in the "What Do You Mean You Don't Have a Bike?", followed by the MMM forums, and after that, Google image searches for graphs of the US debt (from my post Numero ocho; in which I point out that Republicans are not Conservative at all)

      But even after considering all those I get more views that are accounted for on my Blogger stats page.
      I imagine maybe a lot of people occasionally come by for more after finding it through one of those links, but they never subscribe and they never comment...

      Thanks so much for commenting!


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