So this is Reassembler’s traffic story, by month. Although this isn’t a professional blog, obviously I have a professional interest in understanding Web traffic, and, frankly, how to manipulate it. But I have intentionally avoided implementing some of my more extreme ideas about attracting new readers because I’m interested in observing the natural, not artificial, rhythms of a blog.
The spike in May (+170%) is partially explained by a big link from Mig Greengard’s Daily Dirt chess blog, but more generally it appears that I started blogging more consistently about chess around the end of April. No question that chessplayers are the biggest part of whatever “regulars” swing by. Although, let me reiterate, this isn’t a chess blog. It’s a chess/food/fungus/pseudoscience/language/whatever blog and will remain so. (Yes, I understand that focused blogs generally do better in terms of traffic. I’m trying to learn stuff here.)
Subsequent readership gains went
- June +16%
- July +34%
- August +50%
So will Reassembler continue its accelerating growth path? Check back several times per day to find out! (Heh.)
Actually, if you can remember, it’d be interesting – not just for me, but perhaps also for other bloggers – to hear from anyone and everyone as to how and when you first wandered over here.