You, my friends (especially my wife and my supervisor) know that I’m not blogging these days; I try to focus on my dissertation– with exception of a helpful link or quote here and a brief reflection there. Since I’m extremely small fry in the blogging world, I don’t get too excited about my stats. I do, however, check occasionally to amuse myself and to see what kinds of things people are reading and linking to. Today, I was struck by the stats for the last three days.
- Monday: 170
- Tuesday: 170
- Wednesday: 170 (exactly; no fudging)
- Thursday/Today: will surely break the chain (70 more to go as I as I write).
- Last Thursday: 169
- Last Friday: 171
In case you are curious, the most popular post almost every single day is a cartoon – “What financial crisis?” rural Africans. (Posted 27 October 2008).
In case you don’t know, I’m also an ugali expert. Anywhere from 5-10 people every single day find me in their quest for ugali. Along the same lines, I’m apparently a source of information for Buckingham Palace – Buckingham Palace’s new Dinka guard (photo), malaria’s 3 stages, and Dubai airport–see here and here.
Oh yeah, last month I was apparently one of the 20 hottest blogs in east africa. Timing is everything. According to Afrigator, I was the #12 most popular blog in Kenya the day she posted–that made me #18 in East Africa. Today, I’m #29 (#351 in Africa).
In case you are curious, all this makes me #143 in the biblioblogging world for September. (My only top 50 appearance was in February (#49), thanks mostly to my crisis cartoon.) Hope that provides a good boost to everyone’s self-esteem ;-).