On September 15, 2011 I suggested that I wouldn’t write this kind of post until I hit another major milestone. Well, sometime last week a milestone was hit which demanded a post. Okay, maybe it didn’t demand a post, but it did provide me the opportunity to take a break from work, crunch some numbers, and continue my blog updating streak1.
In case you haven’t guessed it, my blog had its 40 thousandth view late last week. In a word: Amaze-balls. I’m not exactly sure when because I wasn’t actually paying attention enough to track it. Back calculation suggests it happened some time on Friday. Normally I watch numbers – what with me being a Statistician I’m sure that comes as no surprise – and then squee with delight when certain values appear (like or any multiple thereof, for example). This time however, I was caught somewhat unawares. I think part of the problem was that there was a huge spike in views on Friday – 294 views to be specific. I’ve no idea why, I just know that it happened.
As with my previous posts of this nature (see here for the 10000 view announcement, and here for the 20000 view announcement), I feel the need to break this number down with some stats. You can’t honestly be surprised. Anyway, without further ado:
- It took about 382 days to reach 40000 views. This translates to an average of ~105 views per day.
- In 2011, the average daily views sat at 103. So far this year, the average daily views are 125. Based on the current average, I might actually hit 80000 views before the end of the year. That is insane.
- I’ve posted 332 times since starting this particular blog. That’s an average of 120 views per post.
1 In case you hadn’t noticed, I’ve posted at least once per day for all of 2012. In fact, the streak goes all the way back into the old-time-y days of 2011. Specifically I’ve posted at least once per day since December 20 of last year for a total of 50 posts (including this one).
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