Sunday, January 1, 2006
The year in traffic.
More than 124,000 unique visitors stopped by Philocrites in 2005. And, for the first time, the site logged more than 1 million page views in a year. I feel faint. Thanks, everyone! There's more fun year-end data below:
Most-read entries from 2005:
- "As seen on The Daily Show" (3.4.05): I will never live this down.
- "Spanking for Jesus" (1.10.05): But not on his behalf.
- "How's the Unitarian Jihad doing?" (4.12.05): According to Blogpulse, Jon Carroll's "Unitarian Jihad" column was the story blogs cited most in 2005. We just rode a wave.
- "What's next for UU blogs?" (3.10.05): You're next. You know you are.
- "Men in dresses and fancy hats oppose gay pride festival" (3.31.05): Because bigotry brings people together.
- "'We are Unitarian Jihad'" (4.8.05): My first notice of Jon Carroll's column.
- "UUA-UCC sex ed curriculum in the news" (5.12.05): Because sex ed sells.
- "Brother Roger, founder of Taize, killed in worship" (8.16.05): The most personally painful post of the year.
- "Mitt Romney, governor of a state he hates" (2.27.05): In which the Mormonator badmouths Massachusetts in Utah, contrary to all facts.
- "So much for 'Con Con: The Movie" (1.3.05): In which I still cared about the state of denominational youth programs.
- "Faith blogs in the New York Times" (3.5.05): First time I talked about getting UU bloggers together in person.
- "Red Sox part-owner's plane used for CIA 'renditions'" (3.21.05): A tiny slice of a horrible chapter of American history.
- "Get your cartoon gods here" (4.13.05): Such a cool book.
- "Philocritics picnic, April 30" (4.12.05): That was fun. We should do it again.
- "Bill McKibben: 'How a Faithful Nation Gets Jesus Wrong'" (4.3.05): Guest blogger Thom Belote draws a crowd.
Top search phrases: "liberal blogs," "unitarian jihad," "guugle," "fastest growing churches," "philocrites" (hey, that's me!), "mark lilla" (good guy), "hutton gibson" (bad guy), "define objective," "eli pariser," and "liberal magazines" (may they prosper!).
Beliefnet's Blog Heaven sent more traffic my way than any other non-search engine site, at around 2,000 hits.
The most intriguing thing I learned in reviewing the traffic over the past year is that Thursday is the highest-traffic day, followed by Monday.
A tremendous thank-you to everyone who has visited, commented, written email, or linked to this site in 2005. I hope you'll be back in the coming year.
Copyright © 2006 by Philocrites | Posted 1 January 2006 at 9:48 PM