October stats: 1

Here’s how sunset on 31 October looked from The Bates Motel:

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And here’s how Sitemeter’s profile of the Floating Life blogs looked after midnight:

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But this blog, according to WordPress, is down a bit for October: 2026 views compared with 2113 in October. More on the individual sites tomorrow.

The top page views in October were:

  1. Home page 704
  2. Nostalgia and the globalising world 112
  3. Atheists on the NY mosque 73
  4. Has school bullying increased? 68
  5. A very personal Australia Day 26 January 63
  6. Blogging–a side-track 56
  7. Howard on Q&A – 1 42
  8. Election 2010 next Saturday 36
  9. Hijab-wearing Aussie Scot honoured by Rome 34
  10. The Rainbow Warrior 34

A post which has attracted much attention lately is Admiring ex-Big Brother star David Graham (20 October 2006). This is because there is an episode of Australian Story about him tonight at 8pm on ABC. I commend it to you.

What happens when you come out on a national TV reality show in front of more than a million people?

For David Graham, the family fallout from such a public confession has been full of drama.

Destined for a life on the land, he was born and bred to take over the family property in rural Queensland. But a fraught relationship with his father and a desire to explore the rest of the world led David far afield. By 2006, after a gay bashing, he signed up for Big Brother with the hope that he could raise awareness on gay issues. The decision took David’s family by surprise and left his future as the inheritor of the family farm in doubt.

Four years later, he’s attempting to reconcile his sexuality with his desire to be a farmer, a father and a force within the National Party.

Update

Just saw the Farmer Dave story on Australian Story: excellent, and surprise appearance by Barnaby Joyce. Just shows our preconceptions can be wrong…

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3 thoughts on “October stats: 1

  1. Are you watching the US elections? It’s not as fun as yours were a few month’s ago because we do things by straight citizen vote, but it’s still pretty exciting! We might get rid of Reid! On a sad note, we did not get rid of one of the two biggest causes of the global recession, Barney Frank, but at least the other major contributor, Dodd is gone.

    This is such good news for America, and to some minor extent, the world. There is now a strong possibility that the US government will pass NO new laws for at least two years. No new constraints on our freedoms! Can you imagine that? My legs are all tingly just thinking about it. I’m like Chris Matthews, but on the sane side of the issues.

    Repeals to current constraints will have to wait until 2012 when we oust Obama, but this news is good enough to hold me until then.

  2. Yup, it’s official. America’s resident global warming alarmist in chief kept his job :(. The good news is that he can’t pass any legislation on it anymore! Can you smell the freedom, Neil? Can you smell it? It smells like… well, freedom. Kind of like juicyfruit gum. America is saved!

    I’m so happy that I haven’t done any work all week. I probably should get back to that now. Have a great week!

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