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Blogging Statistics

Posted by on Aug 28, 2010 in blog links | Comments Off

Blogging Statistics

I use Google Reader to track blog subscriptions. I am currently subscribed to 454 feeds, but some of them are not active.

This morning, for some reason, I decided to look at the trends for my subscriptions. Some of these trends are interesting. For example:

From your 454 subscriptions, over the last 30 days you read 2,033 items, clicked 176 items, starred 11 items, shared 0 items, and emailed 0 items.

Yes, okay, so I don’t use Google’s “share” or “email” functions. But, I only “starred” 11 items over the last 30 days. Of course, I was in Ethiopia for part of that time.

Similarly of the 2,033 items posted by the 454 blogs that I follow, most item were posted on Friday, with Monday following close behind. I was surprised by that, because Friday is usually a slow day on my blog, with fewer hits on Friday than other days of the week.

Also, more items are posted at 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. than any other time of the day. Noon sees the third most items posted, followed by 11:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. with items posted at other times being well below those times. (By the way, these times are all Eastern time.)

Do you think these statistics are representative of what you see blogging wise? Do the match the way that you post items to your blog?