The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

25 December 2005

What a difference a year makes

This week last year:

Christmas week 2004

This week this year:

Christmas week 2005

What's the difference? Last year, there was this.

Posted at 9:57 PM to Blogorrhea


I can hear the conversation now.

"I can't believe you subscribe to a rag like Dustbury!"

"Now, mother, I only read it for the articles."
Posted by: Joe Goodwin at 11:57 PM on 25 December 2005

Be of good cheer, Charles. I just barely broke 100 visitors yesterday.

"I wept that I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet. So I snuck up behind him and stole his shoes. I mean, it's not like he was using them, right?" - Jack Handey

Posted by: Francis W. Porretto at 5:41 AM on 26 December 2005

You all make me feel much better. I think blogging is better and more interesting now, yet less read (also red?) than even as recently as a year ago. Was everyone more political then? Dunno.

Posted by: anne at 8:11 PM on 26 December 2005

Well, there was that election thing, which tended to insinuate its way into otherwise non-political thinking.

My readership is actually up slightly overall; it just perplexed me that Christmas week, my busiest week in 2004, was my slowest week in 2005.

Posted by: CGHill at 8:19 PM on 26 December 2005

You had a link to Malkin. That accounts for most of the traffic. Then that link begat others. Plus you had search engine treats such as "perv", "raunchy", and the ever-popular "slut". For good measure, you threw in "Diane Lane" and (for the slacker set) "Jenny McCarthy".

Spikes come and go. What I see it that you averaged around 700 hits a day before the (Friday) spike last year, and closer to 800 before Friday this year. One might like to see something more spectacular, but go back to the beginning of your charts. Now imagine they represent stocks. You're getting pretty good ROI.

All right, I can see I'm not telling you anything you don't know already. Maureen Dowd dildo naked virgin olive oil threesome sex cave. See if that helps.

Posted by: Mister Snitch! at 2:13 AM on 27 December 2005

To this day, McCarthy- and Lane-related traffic remains essentially nil: this spike was pretty much all Malkin, all the time.

And it pains me to point this out, but I pick up very few Dowd-obsessed visitors: the woman who causes the greatest meter spinnage at this site was, and is, Harvard librarian Desiree Goodwin.

Posted by: CGHill at 7:25 AM on 27 December 2005