TransLate just hit 40,000 page views (see 20,000 and 30,000 for historical context). Sept 15th – Jan 11th is 12 weeks, just a hair slower than the last 10,000 views, which took about 10 weeks. The first 10,000 required 5 and a half months, and the second 10,000 took about 10 weeks from mid-April, 2008 through the end of June, 2008. 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 approximately 2600 views per month.

Translate Month-by-Month Page Views

Month-by-Month Page Views

And here’s a graph of the week-by-week look, which WordPress picks up mid-way through 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:

TransLate Week-by-Week since Summer 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 posted my first blog post in a while on January 4th and I got listed on StumbleUpon January 5th — those two things may account for the weird spike after New Year’s Day:

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
2008-12-12 to Today

New Year’s Meme 121
Fire 62
About 53
Trans 101 40
20,000 Pages 26
Marriage 26
Suits Me 20
Cisgendered 20
30,000 Pages 18
This is a Photograph of Me 18
FFS Assessment by Alexandra 15
Parenting 13
Birth 13
Letters 11
You Look Good in My Skirt 10
Once a Nerd… 10
FFS Surgery Day, Tuesday (6/24) 9
EU Says Trans* Discrimination Unacceptab 9
Trans-gendered: Theology, Ministry, and 7
Biographie En Tweets 7
Reflection on My Reflection 7
What is Laser Like? 6
Incognito 6
TwitteRhetoric 6
Letter To Colleagues 4
Lost and Found 4
Merry Christmas 2006 4
New Personal Style 4
Facing Change, Changing Face 4
Finishing the Letter 4
Reap and Sow 4
Please Don’t Share My Umbrella 4
Slade Out 3
Auld Lang Syne 3
Dr. North’s Recommendations 3
I’m Gonna Zap that Gray Right Out of My 3
The Feminine Mistake 3
Electrolysis 3
Two Views of a Young Transsexual 3
Praying for General Relief 3
Slade In, Slade Out 2
Gender Identity in Obama Administration 2
To Grad Students 2
Scenes from Social Security 2
Sex Change Operation 2
Dr. East’s Recommendations 2
Trans-spotting 2
Williamson / Mandela 2
Isolation 2
A Little Help From My Friends 2
de-transition 2
The Joyce of Naming 1
Courting Change 1
Sow and Reap 1
Personality by the Numbers 1
My Relationship With She’s Not There 1
Carpe Denim (seize the pants!) 1
About Face 1
On the High Dive 1
Same as it Ever Was? 1
Just Following Regs 1
Fingerprints 1
Naming Change 1
Death of Dysphoria 1
Gender Discrimination Survey 1
“Sex Change Hospital” on WE Network 1
Stuff, Body, and Trust 1
Hair Gone Missing 1
To All the Men I’ve Loved Before 1
Original Letter Draft (Dec 07) 1
Let’s Take Your Reasoning and Run with i 1
Cog and Re-cog 1
Legends of the Fall 1
Local Newspaper Invitation 1
Grief 1
Just Joyce 1
Gender and Technology 1
Iterative Human Design 1
New Swimming Suit 1
Minimalist Sex Change 1
Narrative Erasures 1
Continuities 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)

Referrers for 30 days ending 2009-01-11 (Summarized)
2008-12-12 to Today

stumbleupon.com/refer.php?url=http%3A… 42
aebrain.blogspot.com 16
t-central.blogspot.com 15
facebook.com/home.php? 11
stumbleupon.com/refer.php?url=http%3A… 10
facebook.com/home.php 8
facebook.com/notes.php?id=16737196… 8
facebook.com/home.php?ref=home 7
wordpress.com/tag/ffs 6
google.com/reader/view 5
wordpress.com/tag/ffs/3 5
tboyjacky.wordpress.com 5
aebrain.blogspot.com/search/label/Tra… 4
ashleylynch.com/WordPress 4
ambergoth.wordpress.com/2008/08/15/fa… 4
myhusbandbetty.com/community/member.p… 4
facebook.com/profile.php?id=16737196 3
wanderingaloud.wordpress.com/being-ge… 3
twitter.com/home 3
google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://i245.… 3
granolacrunchy.blogspot.com 3
wordpress.com 2
facebook.com/note.php?note_id=4691133… 2
facebook.com/note.php?note_id=4485686… 2
myhusbandbetty.com/community/showthre… 2
facebook.com/profile.php?id=16737196… 2
facebook.com/home.php?tab=3 2
ttu.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=469… 2
kerib.wordpress.com 2
tboyjacky.wordpress.com/2008/11/12/ta… 2
atreic.livejournal.com/342047.html 2
transgendernews.wordpress.com/2008/11… 2
atreic.livejournal.com/342047.html?th… 3
facebook.com/ext/share.php?sid=428205… 2
wanderingaloud.wordpress.com/2007/12/… 2
google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://i245.… 2
google.fr/ig?hl=fr 2
dogpile.com/dogpile/ws/results/Web/am… 2
facebook.com/ext/share.php?sid=428205… 2
facebook.com/ext/share.php?sid=428205… 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 2009-01-11 (Summarized)
2008-12-12 to Today

green dress 73
jmcl wordpress 31
cogs 29
transsexual transition 23
cisgendered 17
green dresses 14
armani suit 13
ffs surgery 11
transsex 10
joyce bohemia/lafayette green dress 9
ffs before after 8
pics of percocet 7
translate joyce bailey 7
ffs 6
transgender ffs 6
ray liotta surgery 4
trans 101 4
translate 4
transgender transition 4
transsexual transition pictures 4
ffs eyes 4
transexual ffs 3
designer dress 3
mtf hrt progress 3
dress green 3
women wearing jockstraps 3
transgender transitions 3
mary face 3
hair loss after ffs 3
armani suits 3
transsexualism 3
inner cog 3
my transexual transition 3
brow bossing 3
justin tanis 3
translate jmcl 3
ugly face 3
spiegel ffs 3
finishing the letter 3
transgender beautification pictures 2
ftm surgery 2
electrology 3000 2
half a cog 2
“virtual ffs” 2
trans hrt nipples 2
post op ffs 2
male to female transsexual transition ph 2
virtual ffs 2
number of transgendered population in ar 2
“the ffs” 2