The TransLate blog just hit 60,000 page views (see 20,000, 30,000, 40,000, and 50,000 for historical context). The period of April 13th to August 2nd is 14 weeks, which is a little slower than the previous blocks of 10,000 views, but which probably reflects the fact I haven’t had a lot to write about (until recently, at least). 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, the initial slow growth coinciding with a slow coming out process, followed by the lofty peaks 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 2008. 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. The final month sees an uptick as I write about my GRS in Trinidad (who doesn’t like to read about surgery, right?)

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 February 2009, illustrating a more-or-less steady pace that varies from 500 to 1000 views per week.

Week-by-Week since Feb 2009

Week-by-Week since Feb 2009

Finally, just for fun, this third chart is a time-series graph covering just the past 30 days’ of stats, which show a slow July, then a real spike as I blog about my GRS experience in Trinidad. The big spike at the end of July probably comes from a blog entry I did on Carol Cometto’s Morning After House.

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 (views > 1)

Trans 101 81
Driving to Trinidad 58
About 56
Gender Issues “Disqualifying Conditions” 53
Knowing at the Morning After House 38
This is the Dawning… 37
Letters 25
Words of Marriage and Union 23
40,000 Pages 20
Joyce-ness and GRS 19
Parenting 19
The Rest of GRS Hospital Stay 18
50,000 Pages 18
Name and Sex at the FAA 16
FAA Bureaucracy and Web Misinformation 15
Suits Me 14
Prep for GRS 13
Arriving At Morning After House 12
20,000 Pages 12
Trans-spotting 10
30,000 Pages 10
Reflection on My Reflection 10
Cisgendered 8
New Aviation Medical Visit 8
To Grad Students 7
Surgery Day 6
Letter To Colleagues 6
RadFem Womyn-Only Spaces 6
Narrative Erasures 5
FFS Assessment by Alexandra 5
Original Letter Draft (Dec 07) 5
GRS a Necessity? 4
Praying for General Relief 4
That’s No Co-Pilot, That’s My Wife 4
Minimalist Sex Change 4
Electrolysis 4
Finding My Voice, Threatening My Identit 3
Surgeonocracy 3
You Look Good in My Skirt 3
Changing the M to F 3
Death of Dysphoria 3
Trans-gendered: Theology, Ministry, and 2
Does it Matter Whether It’s Inside or Ou 2
Gender Discrimination Survey 2
Everything Changes 2
Fabulous Lifeworld 2
GRS 2
Local Newspaper Invitation 2
Power and Anticipation 2
Women’s Responses 2
Authentic vs. Legitimate 2
The Feminine Mistake 2
Facing East (part 1) 2
What is Laser Like? 2
First Beard Laser 2
Invisible Party Dress 2
About Face 2

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 2009-08-2 (Summarized)

facebook.com 70
t-central.blogspot.com 68
aebrain.blogspot.com 34
google.com/reader/view 25
community.feministing.com 17
en.wordpress.com/tag/ffs 8
my.yahoo.com 7
workingmommalife.blogspot.com 6
en.wordpress.com/tag/grs 6
myhusbandbetty.com/ 6
twitter.com/ 4
tboyjacky.wordpress.com 4
shots.snap.com/ 4
wanderingaloud.wordpress.com 3
ashleylynch.com/WordPress 3
rpc.blogrolling.com/ 3
friendfeed.com 3

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 2009-08-2 (Summarized)

ffs 31
joyce translate 26
transsexual transition 23
ffs surgery 22
jmcl wordpress 22
ray liotta 21
jmcl.wordpress.com 17
transsex 16
alfred e newman 16
trans 101 14
black blood 12
translate joyce bailey 10
jmcl translate 10
trans 101 joyce 9
cisgendered 8
percocet 7
facial feminization 6
ffs before after 6
ffs transgender 5
ugly face 5
harrison ford feminine 5
transsexual transition pictures 5
armani suit 5
translate 5
transitioning from male to female 5
transgender transition 5
other words for marriage 5
transgender ffs 4
marci bowers carol cometto 4
designer dress 4
“ffs” 4
transexual transition 4
rad fem trans 4
carol cometto 4
green dress 4
facial feminization surgery 3
sex change ffs 3
chloe prince ffs 3
transsexual makeup 3
marriage words 3
transspotting 3
general relief in texas 3
“after ffs” 3
teacher sweater 3
before and after mtf hrt 3
time-series graph 3
dr. spiegel 3
ffs surgery result 3
erasured narrative 3
professional wear 3
bad eye makeup 2