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You might have noticed that today was February 01, 2011. A new month begins as another one ends. And with a new month comes a new blog series that, if all goes well, I will do at the beginning of each new month. You might wonder why or if anyone even cares? I don't know. Frankly, I don't even really care. I like statistics as much as I hate statistics, but even more than statistics, I like Microsoft Excel and always look forward for an opportunity to capture data in a spreadsheet.

Hah. If you had any doubt at the level of my geekiness, surely this post will solidify my reputation as an uber geek. Yes, on my own free will and without being under duress, I admit that I not only like Microsoft Excel, I am what some might consider a power user. I've created all sorts of fancy .xls files that have resulted in some of my co-workers asking questions like, "That's Excel?" and "Do you have a life?"

Yep. From macros and functions to custom userforms and programming in VBA. I just like tooling around in Excel. It really is a great piece of software. So, I've been wanting to do something like this for a while, but I didn't want to start in the middle of the year. I like everything to be nice and symmetrical, at least in my mind, so I tucked this idea away until the New Year rolled around and what do you know? Here we are. January 2011 crossed off the list.

The thing about statistics, you can capture and display all sorts of different variables of varying importance. I won't bore you with too much Excel spreadsheets. Maybe just a chart or two...this time. But I did want to capture some information that I thought the GIO community might enjoy; and I wanted to capture some information that didn't spotlight individual efforts. I didn't want to say, "Hah. Look how many blogs I've posted. Look how many views I got. Look how many comments I got." No, I wanted this to be a community product, so if you're expecting specifics like who blogs the most, who gets the most views or who gets the most comments...you're not going to find that in this blog. That's not what it's about. It's about this blogging community we've basically started from scratch and built into one of the more popular hot spots at Game Informer.

So, read on...enjoy the data...and catch my summary at the end. Cheers. And if you're wondering. Yes, this was a very laborious endeavor. Indeed it was.

*NOTE* This data is accurate for the time I retrieved it. Obviously, it's subject to change and not guaranteed to be 100% correct.

Game Informer Online: User Blog Statistics - JANUARY

Total Number of Blogs: 375

Total Views: 137,451

Total User Comments: 3,323

Total Staff/Admin Comments: 13

Most Blogs Posted in One Day: 18 (January 07, 2011)

Least Blogs Posted in One Day: 5 (January 15, 2011)

Average Blogs Posted Per Day: 12

Average Views Per Blog: 367

Most Views on a Single Blog: 2,570

Least Views on a Single Blog: 12

Most Comments on a Single Blog: 35

Least Comments on a Single Blog: 0

(Blogs Posted Per Day)


(Number of Blogs Posted By Day of the Week)


Blogging Contributors (Posted 1-5 Blogs) - 101

~Kyl3~

Apozem

Ari Rosoff

Aronius Joe

Austin

Biohazard_2_mankind

bjdbuch

Boo

born4this

Brandon Whiting is back

Breaker

ChezterCheeta

christian b in da house

Christopher Gordon

Cody Gilley

DaffyDillinger

DarkLadySarai

delancey03

Demon  of Elru

Derreck

Di5a5terp13ce

Diptardo

Disillumination

Dogfonos

drubacca117

Dustin Chitwood

EJ Cruz (Aka The Ishimura Survivor)

Elfstrum

eyros2k

FamilyGuyGuy7

Fife

gaminggurusays

Ghostpig

God of Irony

Happyginger

Hawk_hotlips

Him

Hist

HoboLuvin

indiejones

Jake H.

Jason Spencer

Jon Keyes

Jordan Jones

Klumpmeister

KUJOtheSLOTHMAN

Lisa

LostButSeeking

love2read2

magiccoffeepot

Mass Revolution

Matt-boy

McCola

Meridian

Meta77

mooglelover1

Moongrim

Mray901

Nathan

Oblivionator

ph34rsome

Platysaur

Premonition

Professor Joe

reidloS doG

Ric White

Rick

Rob Ebert

Ryan Porter

S.T.A.R.S. Officer

sakabato24

SaoSauce

shiny

Shootist2600

Sierra

Skullmanic

starbucknessmonster

stormfront

-STRAFE-

Stryker96

tenzen

Teyrn Loghain

The Replay Review

the ultimate bohab

thecouchpotato

Tholomew Plague

Treestump

Trenton Miller

TurdFurgy

Tyler Lee

Ultim4t3 Ninja

Ultrasound180

Vurtax

wakadestroyer94

Wampa King

Warbuff

Williamon

WS-N

xXxSKOLxXx

Zenger8

Zombieathon

 

Blogging Contributors (Posted 6+ Blogs) - 17

AllAboutJane

BMW

Demon Ragnarok

DSTUBBS

Enigma

EuphoricEnnui

Forsberg

Gamebeast23456

ghost59

jacktheglueman

Joshua Weibel

Koob24

redlitez76

Saint

SCORPION

The journey man

TOGNick

Blogger with the Longest Name: EJ Cruz (Aka The Ishimura Survivor)

Blogger with the Shortest Name: BMW

Summary:

Since this is the first blog, there is no real data to compare it to, so the January statistic report will essentially establish a baseline for future months. Overall, I was fairly impressed with the number of bloggers contributing, but honestly I would've guessed a lot more total views than what was actually recorded. Also, most of the staff/moderator comments were from moderators. In fact, I think all of them were, so January was a light month for staff feedback. I don't say that as poke at them, but just as a reminder that the blogging community here is very active and always appreciates staff interaction. Speaking of active, on average a blog will yield 350+ views. That's pretty impressive. From someone who has blogged at many other sites where you might only get ten and if you're lucky, fifty...getting hundreds of views is indicative of a very active blogging community. Of course with that, you're going to get the occasional spam and troll, which we have witnessed just a little bit, but overall I think the blogging community has really flourished. It's certainly a lot busier here now than when I first got here.

Okay, well...that's about it. In time, depending on how this turns out, I'll probably get a little flashier and collect more data, but for the first episode, I just wanted to capture basic information.

Hello. My name is Saint, and I am a geek.

 

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