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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
Brandon Whiting is back
christian b in da house
Demon of Elru
Blogging Contributors (Posted 2-5 Blogs) - 40
Bryan M. Stafford
Ezio Auditore Da Firenze
Game Over... continue?
God Of Irony
Blogging Contributors (Posted 6+ Blogs) - 18
Jack, The Quixotic Gamer
The journey man
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):
Fallis (10), Joshua Weibel (10), Jack, The Quixotic Gamer (9), Enigma (8),
redlitez76 (8) and TOGNick (8).
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!