More stats for the first of the month

Just to remind you: I have two divisions in my blogging “empire”: the Floating Life series, which includes the only ones still active – this and the photo blog; the English/ESL blog, which is no longer maintained or added to – except for the occasional comment or minor revision. Hence two site meters.

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English/ESL

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Floating Life

You’ll see that English/ESL is surviving despite being neglected. Floating Life has pulled back though after a dive last month.

This blog averaged 113 views a day in March, according to WordPress, up on 105 in February. The photoblog managed 21 a day, down on last month’s 26 and the lowest since December 2010. The lowest ever was 11 per month in November 2010. The Ninglun’s Specials archive, which includes a lot of family history, averaged 41 a day, up on 37 in February and 29 in January.

In the last quarter the top posts on Ninglun’s Specials have been:

  1. Family stories 1 — mother 383 views in January, February and March 2012
  2. Family stories 3 — About the Whitfields: from convict days 283
  3. 05 — Old Blog Entries: 99-04 182
  4. Family stories 4 — A Guringai Family Story — Warren Whitfield 128
  5. Sights of old Sydney 4: Cleveland House, Surry Hills 126
  6. About 125
  7. Top poems 2: John Donne (1572-1631): Satire III — “Of Religion” 97
  8. Surry Hills 95
  9. Chinatown 13: Chinese Gardens Darling Harbour 8 91
  10. 10. But is it art? Responses to the Bill Henson controversy of 2008 88

English/ESL

Averaged 459  views a day in March! That compares with 400 in February and 210 in January.

In the last quarter the top posts were:

  1. How should I write up a Science experiment? 7,851
  2. A student’s “Belonging Essay” workshopped 3,701
  3. What tense should I use when I write about literature? 2,656
  4. Home page 2,038
  5. Essay writing: Module C “Conflicting Perspectives” – the introduction 1,573
  6. Is “majority” singular or plural? 1,493
  7. Mary Shelley, “Frankenstein” — and “Blade Runner” 1,328
  8. The "Belonging" Essay 1,099
  9. Physical journeys and Peter Skrzynecki’s poems 1,022
  10. Belonging pages: HSC 2009-2012 918
  11. How can I write faster in exams? 653
  12. Scaffolding 641
  13. How can I write better short stories? 617
  14. Workshop 02 — NSW HSC: Area Study: Imaginative Journeys 584
  15. Improving handwriting 413
  16. How can I improve my essay grades, especially in exams, without learning “model essays” off by heart? 340
  17. Looking at a visual text 298
  18. Good question: are fractions and decimals singular or plural? 296
  19. From my personal site: The Secret River by Kate Grenville 271
  20. Workshop 03 — Creative Writing (Year 12) 243

Who’d have thought my work at Sydney Boys High in my last few years there to 2005 – because that is what most of this is — would linger for so long!