Who Are You And What Have You Done With My Readers? :-)

(Originally posted 2011-05-20.)

I’ve done a little analysis of hits on recent blog posts. I wonder what you make of it:

Looking at this pie chart slices start at the top and go anticlockwise. Reading the legend is from latest to oldest, left to right, wrapping appropriately.

While the blog is called "Mainframe Performance Topics" I have lots of other interests. It’s interesting to see which posts have gained the most hits. It’s also fun to speculate on how these hits came about. I recognise hits don’t translate into reads and certainly don’t reflect what the readers thought of the post. Nonetheless:

  • The most popular topics are about Android and HTML5. I don’t think this is my usual readership. 🙂 I think they flew in via web search. 🙂
  • The multi-part posts (Batch Architecture, Vienna Conference, and XSLT / DFSORT) seem to do reasonably well. I’m guessing that people who read one part read the others.

I’m not particularly worried about numbers of hits, actually. I write because I think I have something to say. Also because it encourages me to learn from doing the research.

Although I can readily recreate this chart with additional data I’m not planning to do so.

But still, I think this chart is interesting. I hope you do, too.

Published by Martin Packer

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