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I am going to preempt my Saturday REPLAY blog for this one.

I had every intention on posting this yesterday, as I wanted to do every month on the first...but alas, getting a late start last night and sifting through 28 pages of old blogs plus revising my Excel spreadsheet proved to be too much and as such I was unable to get it done in time. Honestly, I was having a hard time staying awake so I moved to my man cave thinking it might be easier to stay awake in there, but in the end I fell asleep in my computer chair only to wake up a few hours later, drool running from the corner of my mouth and the monitor screen dark and cold having powered itself off due to inactivity. I stumbled to bed, only to wake up and continue on where I left off. But it's finally finished - the blogging statistics for the month of March.

I was a bit surprised, yet I wasn't...with the results this month. I knew or could feel that the blog section of GIO wasn't nearly as popular or as active as it was last month. Of course I wouldn't know by how much until I dug into the stats. It did seem like there was a lot less staff and moderator interaction this month, which the numbers support.  Two stats I did find rather interesting. For the past three months, the max blogs posted in one day has been 18. To hit that number three out of three times is an interesting coincidence. Also, the fact that there are 92 bloggers that contributed to the site this month with 58 of them posting more than one blog is impressive. At least I think so. Anyway, I will continue to tweak the stats and graphics as time goes on, but for the month of March, here's the latest and greatest.

Hope you enjoy the stats!

*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 - MARCH


Total Number of Blogs: 317 (JAN - 375; FEB - 312)

Total Views: 138,156 (JAN - 137,451; FEB - 197,508)

Total User Comments: 2,711 (JAN - 3,323; FEB - 2,789)

Total Staff/Admin Comments: 10 (JAN - 13; FEB - 32)

Most Blogs Posted in One Day: 18 (JAN - 18; FEB - 18)

Least Blogs Posted in One Day: 3 (JAN - 5; FEB - 5)

Average Blogs Posted Per Day: 10 (JAN - 12; FEB - 11)

Average Views Per Blog: 436 (JAN - 367; FEB - 633)


Most Views on a Single Blog: 2,515 (JAN - 2,570; FEB - 6,292)

Least Views on a Single Blog: 46 (JAN - 12; FEB - 32)

Most Comments on a Single Blog: 52 (JAN - 35; FEB - 45)

Least Comments on a Single Blog: 0 (16 times) (JAN - 0; FEB - 0)

Total Number of Bloggers:  92 (New Stat)


Blogging Contributors (Posted 1 Blog) - 34

9toes

AMSacco91090

Assassinated

Boo

Brandon Whiting is back

Brian cook

Caleb

Captiosus

Charlie FoHammer

christian b in da house

Demon of Elru

drubacca117

Dustin G

FreshBubble

highrishman420

indiejones

Kflame210

LittleBigFreak

lizzy

LunarStarFox

Masterassassin

Matt-boy

mojomonkey12

nickha0

Professor Joe

Romars202129

Ryan

Smackey

Solstice

The_Crimson_Assassin

To Drown

Vurtax

xtops

Zenger8

Blogging Contributors (Posted 2-5 Blogs) - 40

Akhrod

BlackHeartedWolf

blaze6106

born4this

Brad Tramel

Bryan M. Stafford

Delancey

Demon Ragnarok

Derreck

DStubbs

EuphoricEnnui

eyros2k

Ezio Auditore Da Firenze

FamilyGuyGuy7

Forsberg

Game Over... continue?

ghost59

God Of Irony

Hawk_hotlips

Hist

HoboLuvin

InfectedCrypt666

jacktheglueman

Jeph

John Jones

Koob24

Kurt Thomas

LostButSeeking

Miyuki Snow

Nate77

R. Plague

ShadowDragyn

Shootist2600

Skullmanic

stayedstar

stormfront

TheClassyOne

Tony DAurio

Warbuff

 xCHAOSx

Blogging Contributors (Posted 6+ Blogs) - 18

Alexander Fallis

AllAboutJane

Apozem

Biohazard_2_mankind

bjdbuch

Cody Gilley

Di5a5terp13ce

Drym Shyuan

Enigma

Gamebeast23456

Jack, The Quixotic Gamer

Joshua Weibel

Mray901

o_JMan240_o

redlitez76

The journey man

TOGNick

TurdFurgy

Blogger with the Longest Name: Jack, The Quixotic Gamer

Blogger with the Shortest Name: Boo

Top Five Contributors (3-way tie for 4th and 5th):  Alexander Fallis (10), Joshua Weibel (10), Jack, The Quixotic Gamer (9), Enigma (8), redlitez76 (8) and TOGNick (8).

Summary: The Chaos Theory continues this month, or at least the mystery behind the pattern of blogging per day does. It's funny because I've tried to look at it to see if weekends are busier, or if maybe Wednesday is busier as everyone tries to get their blog in before Blog Herding, but the truth is there really is no pattern to the day to day blog. I've tried to look at it from a "release day" perspective to see if the blogging picks up and while there were a few blogs about Crysis 2 and the 3DS, there was no substantial difference to really comment on. I think it's just a matter of, we blog when we blog. I know my own numbers are still a bit off.  I think there were 6 or 7 days I didn't blog this month. Work has been crazy but is starting to lighten up, so hopefully I'll get back at it.

Another bit of info revealed by the stats that I think is worth mentioning is the top five contributors. It's no surprise to see TOGNick's name on the list given his long history and contribution to Game Informer Online, but some of the other names are relatively quiet around here, at least from a commenting and interaction with the community perspective. Joshua Weibel  and redlitez78 are pretty active as is Jack, The Quixotic Gamer, but Alexander Fallis and Enigma seem to be the silent steadfast supporters. If anyone has noticed or not, I have been using the stat blog to select future members to be featured in the Member Herding blog, so expect to see one or two of these posters in upcoming editions.

Well, I suppose that wraps it up for this month's edition of the stat blog. Until next month...happy blogging (or reading) and on behalf of Game Informer Online and the community of bloggers, thanks for your support!

 

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