BlogTalk: My Blog’s Vital (And Not So Vital) Statistics


Recently WordPress was kind enough to alert me to the fact I’d published 1,000 posts on What Cathy Read Next since its inception in November 2016.  Woohoo! This prompted me to have a little delve into the other statistics available on WordPress…

Posts with the most views: My review of After The Party by Cressida Connolly (1,466 views) followed by my review of Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon (496 views)

WWWWednesdaysMost popular day for views: Wednesdays (that will be down to the WWW Wednesday meme hosted by the fabulous Sam at Taking on a World of Words)

Average comments per post: From 1.6 in 2016 to 6 in 2019 (Don’t you all like to chat…)

Most faithful follower: Jill at Jill’s Book Café (since 1st December 2016).  Thank you, Jill!

Chatterbox (Most number of comments left, excluding myself): The lovely Nicki at The Secret Library with 66 comments

Strange but true search terms:

– is the word is murder a true story                         (Er, no)
– what is the third things about elsie                        (Sorry, no spoilers here)
– “feel his ankle” + fiction                                            (No idea either)
– is alex dahl author married                                     (This is a book blog, not Tinder)
– personal message to stressed blond woman        (???)

Views from far flung places (countries that generated 1 view):

Aruba             Liberia                        Gambia
Benin              Botswana                   Reunion
Cape Verde    Vanuatu                      St Kitts & Nevis

What fascinating or curious facts do your blog’s statistics reveal?


9 thoughts on “BlogTalk: My Blog’s Vital (And Not So Vital) Statistics

  1. Congratulations Cathy! And I agree, looking at stats is so much fun, especially seeing the things people search that leads them to your website, the number of comments people have left, etc. 😊

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    1. You inspired me to do the same for another of them which apparently relates to Fredrik Backman’s A Man Called Ove (which I reviewed some time ago). To quote: “In 2011 he became an overnight success when one of his blog entries, “Personal message to stressed blond woman in Volkswagen”, about reckless driving and parental love, became the most linked entry on Facebook ever, with 600,000 shares.”

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