Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Blogging Away

So last month, I mentioned that I didn't think October would be able to match September's page view stats (see 3218). I was wrong. October was the 6th month in a row of record-breaking page views. It didn't beat September by much, but it did none-the-less.

The theme remains the same: "If beer and women aren't the answer, then you're asking the wrong questions."

Here are the most viewed blog posts for the past 30 days:

#1: Sexist Beer Labels (Oct 14, 2011)
This is already up to #4 on the all-time list. Did I mention sexism and beer do well on this blog?

#2: Women and Beer (Jul 23, 2011)
This is also #2 on the all-time read list. Not really a surprise that it has been so popular. People like women. People like beer.

#3: Pre-event #GABF Post (Sep 29, 2011)
Nice to see I still have some viewer momentum from the GABF.

#4: Beer Motivation (Oct 21, 2011)
Not a shocker here. Humor about beer.

#5: 2011 #GABF Session 3 (Oct 2, 2011)
Also shows momentum from the GABF.

#6: #SexistPig but not Proud Of It (Sep 19, 2011)
I'm a little surprised that this isn't on the all-time list. I think it is probably close.

#7: More Beer Labels (Oct 18, 2011)
A follow-up to Sexist Beer Labels.

#8: Interesting / Amusing "news" (May 20, 2011)
IMHO, the videos on this post are pretty funny. I love the Beer Song. I think this was more popular this month than it was when first posted back in May.

#9: Cider Drinking and Breast Flashing (May 19, 2011)
This blog's #1 read post all-time. It still mystifies me that people are so interested in my simple cider. I'm not even all that interested in the cider. I still have a bottle if anyone would like to try it. I wonder how the Vancouver flasher is doing. Does she get recognized around town?

#10: Geneva Park Campground (Aug 2, 2010)
#7 All time. I'm not sure why this one made the list this month, or for that matter why it does pretty well all time. It is just a bunch of pictures of the family camping. I have lots of these types of blog posts that don't really do that well. This one, for whatever reason continues to be pretty popular. It is sort of the odd-ball of the list.


In addition to those, I thought I would share a few of the other all-time most viewed posts on my blog:
#3 Tweedle beetles (Mar 2, 2006)
I'm actually have no idea why this has been such a popular post over the years. I'm sure I'm missing something here.

#5 Poison Rationality (Oct 9, 2008)
The popularity of this one also mystifies me. Again, I must be missing something.

#6 Visual Explanation of Women (Sep 9, 2011)
Sexist humor seems to play well on this blog ... even (in this case) when it has nothing to do with beer.

 #8 Visual Explanation of Women II (Sep 16, 2011)
A sequal of Visual Explanation of Women. Not quite as popular, but still showed pretty well.

#9 3rd Quarter Stats (Oct 2, 2010)
This is another post that is just one like several others. I'm not sure why this one is on the all-time list whereas all the other Brew Stat posts http://blog.ericshepard.com/search/label/Brew%20Stats are not.

#10 Beer Gun (Sep 11, 2011)
This is the first time the Beer Gun broke into the top 10 all-time list. Sort of interesting that it did this without being on the top 10 for the month.

So, there you are. Beer and Women are the key. I am pretty sure November won't be another record-breaking month. We'll see how it goes, though, and I might even share the results next month.

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