TransLate just hit 50,000 page views (see 20,000, 30,000, and 40,000 for historical context). The period of January 12th to April 12th is 12 weeks, which is the same pace of reading as the previous 10,000 views. Here are some statistics and lists that graphically show the recent trends.

Lower down, I’ll share with you which pages were most popular and what sort of searches people conduct to find the blog.

Here’s a visual look at the blog since its inception, month-by-month. which shows steady, if slow, growth during its first weeks (2008-3 means the 3rd month of 2008), coinciding with a slow coming out process, followed by the high mountains of April (5076 views that month) as I disclosed my transsexual transition plans to everyone, followed by a lull in May and another set of peaks probably coinciding with my facial feminization surgery in late June. There was a little hump of interest in July – September, after which the blog has seen fairly steady volume of between 2000 and 3000 views per month.

Translate Month-by-Month Page Views

Translate Month-by-Month Page Views

And here’s a graph of the week-by-week look, which WordPress picks up in the fall of 2008, illustrating a relatively big summer and a pretty quiet fall — I think everyone got busy with the fall semester and I failed to come up with much interesting to write about. The final data point is nothing to be alarmed about — WordPress just rolled into the next week and started the data collection over.

Week-by-Week since Fall 2008

Week-by-Week since Summer 2008

Finally, just for fun, this third chart is a time-series graph covering just the past 30 days’ of stats, which shows just how variable the author and readers are, separately and together. I think the big spike around mid-March is probably accounted for by my trip to my national conference and the subsequent curiosity about me.

Daily Page Views, most recent 30 days

Daily Page Views, most recent 30 days


What do people read? Here are the top posts for the past 30 days

About, 67
Trans 101, 58
Women’s Responses, 52
Words of Marriage and Union, 45
Marriage, 40
Reflection on My Reflection, 30
Touch, 27
Letters, 27
Awards Ceremony, 26
Mary Jo and Joyce: What “Are” We?, 25
Blood is Thicker than Water, parts 3-7, 23
Trans-spotting, 19
Cisgendered, 18
Among The Women, 18
TwitteRhetoric, 17
FFS Assessment by Alexandra, 16
A Guide to Reading the Iowa Court Decisi, 16
20,000 Pages, 14
Suits Me, 14
New Me, New Presentation, 14
40,000 Pages, 11
Second Wave Disclosures, 10
30,000 Pages, 10
Gender Discrimination Survey, 10
Parenting, 9
Fingerprints, 8
You Look Good in My Skirt, 8
To Grad Students, 8
When It’s Over, 8
Second Wave Comings-Out, 7
Dr. East’s Recommendations, 7
Parents, 7
Trans-gendered: Theology, Ministry, and, 7
Letter To Colleagues, 6
That’s No Co-Pilot, That’s My Wife, 5
Finishing the Letter, 5
What is Laser Like?, 5
Invisible Party Dress, 5
Dr. North’s Recommendations, 5
Lots of People in New Orleans, 5
Blood is Thicker than Water, part 8, 5
Local Newspaper Invitation, 5
Blood is Thicker than Water, part 2, 4
The Equipment, 4
Authentic vs. Legitimate, 3
Blood is Thicker than Water, part 1, 3
Jury Duty, 3
Too Much?, 3
Calm Before Storm?, 3
This is a Photograph of Me, 3
Authority, 3
Industrial Strength Electrolysis, 3
Finding My Voice, Threatening My Identit, 3
Original Letter Draft (Dec 07), 2
FFS Surgery Day, Tuesday (6/24), 2
Lines Written a Few Miles from my Hometo, 2
FFS Day 5, Sunday (6/29), 2
Data and Privilege, 2
Chinese House, 2
Electrolysis, 2
FFS Day 3, Friday (6/27), 2
Biographie En Tweets, 2
GRS, 2
New Personal Style, 2
Praying for General Relief, 1
Opening the Door to the Inclusion of Tra, 1
Surgery and Wardrobe, 1
Strange Fits of Exuberance , 1
Hair Transplant, 1
Carpe Denim (seize the pants!), 1
Cognition and HRT, 1
Nine Ways to Answer a Kid’s Question, 1
Ritual, 1
Gender and Technology, 1
Requesting Legitimacy, 1
FFS Day 6, Monday (6/30), 1
de-transition, 1
First Beard Laser, 1
Who Knows?, 1
Facing Change, Changing Face, 1
Clearing the South Pole, 1
Grief, 1
To All the Men I’ve Loved Before, 1
Childhood Transsexualism, 1
Is Blood Thicker than Water?, 1
Changing the M to F, 1
Surgical Intake, 1
Gender Spectrum as Culprit for Late Tran, 1
Nothing, 1
Remainders, 1
Post Office, 1
Naming Power, 1
I Lose my Doctor, 1
The Feminine Mistake, 1
The Best Birthday Ever, 1
Iterative Human Design, 1
Hate/Conformity, 1
Everything Changes, 1

How do people find their way here? They click on someone else’s links. Here’s the location of those hyperlinks for the past 30 days (and frequency), and you can see that Facebook has become an important driver of traffic to this blog.

Referrers for 30 days ending 2009-04-13 (Summarized)

condron.us/index.php?i=6, 48
t-central.blogspot.com, 41
en.wordpress.com/tag/ffs, 25
google.com/reader/view, 19
condron.us, 13
twitter.com, 9
tboyjacky.wordpress.com, 6
en.wordpress.com/tag/ffs/3, 6
aebrain.blogspot.com, 5
t-central.blogspot.com/2009/02/arent-…, 5
facebook.com/home.php, 4
myhusbandbetty.com/community/showthre…, 3
facebook.com/home.php?, 3
wefollow.com/tag/transgender, 3
workingmommalife.blogspot.com, 3
myhusbandbetty.com/community/showthre…, 3
google.com/ig, 3
t-central.blogspot.com/2009/03/are-yo…, 3
search.aol.com/aol/imageDetails?s_it=…, 3
ashleylynch.com/WordPress, 3
t-central.blogspot.com/2009/04/stepha…, 3
google.com, 2
bloglines.com/myblogs_display?sub=669…, 2
new.facebook.com/ext/share.php?sid=73…, 2
facebook.com/ext/share.php?sid=756…, 2
facebook.com/ext/share.php?sid=243…, 2
google.fr/ig?hl=fr, 2
facebook.com/ext/share.php?sid=734…, 2
facebook.com/ext/share.php?sid=757…, 2
facebook.com/ext/share.php?sid=710…, 2
allynow.wordpress.com/2009/03, 2
seebrittwrite.blogspot.com, 2
beta.bloglines.com/b/view, 2
wanderingaloud.wordpress.com, 2
wanderingaloud.wordpress.com/2009/04/…, 2
wanderingaloud.wordpress.com/being-ge…, 2
t-central.blogspot.com/2009/02/jayes-…, 2
my.yahoo.com, 2
facebook.com/ext/share.php?sid=816…, 2
aebrain.blogspot.com/search?updated-m…, 2

They also use search engines. Here are the search terms (and number of times repeated) for the past 30 days

Search Terms for 30 days ending 2009-04-13 (Summarized)

green dress, 59
ffs, 33
transsexual transition, 21
armani suit, 18
cisgendered, 16
ffs surgery, 15
trans 101, 14
translate, 11
transsex, 10
nice men, 10
transexual transition, 9
transgender transition, 8
transsexual ffs, 8
green dresses, 7
jmcl wordpress, 7
blood is thicker than water 7, 6
site:photobucket.com transsexual, 6
percocet, 5
newspaper invitation, 4
designer dress, 4
blood is thicker than water vii, 4
spiegel ffs photo, 4
virtual ffs, 4
transspotting, 4
gid hrt, 4
ffs face surgery, 3
asymmetric jaw surgery, 3
this is a photograph of me, 3
transsexual transition pictures, 3
wearing a scarf, 3
transgender ffs, 3
transgender transition pictures, 3
translate jmcl, 3
bad eye makeup, 3
swollen after facelift, 3
joaquin phoenix nuts, 3
ffs surgery before after, 3
electrolysis hairs per minute, 3
discrimination survey questions, 3
blood is thicker than water vol. 7, 3
dr. spiegel ffs, 3
utube alexandra virtual ffs, 2
invisible dress, 2
transgender transition photos, 2
transitioning from male to female, 2
picture of swollen jaw, 2
transsex transition, 2
ffs transsexual, 2
legal prostitution statistics, 2
hormones to feminize my husband, 2