The TransLate blog just hit 70,000 page views (see 20,000, 30,000, 40,000, 50,000, and 60,000, for historical context). The period of August 3rd to November 26th is 16 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. There’s an uptick in July and August as I write about my GRS in Trinidad (who doesn’t like to read about surgery, right?), and then there hasn’t been a lot of action as I’ve been swamped with lots of non-trans* stuff like teaching and administration.

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 19th week of 2009, illustrating a more-or-less steady pace that varies from 500 to 1000 views per week, with quite a bit more interest during my visit to Trinidad in July.

Week-by-Week since May 2009

Week-by-Week since May 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 November (I don’t know where the first spike point comes from).

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)

Top Posts for 30 days ending 2009-11-25 (Summarized)
Title Views
Trans 101 67
About 40
The Pilot’s Scarlet Letter 38
FAA Issues Resolved 25
Trans-spotting 22
Marriage 20
60,000 Pages 20
Letters 18
This is a Photograph of Me 16
Name and Sex at the FAA 16
Words of Marriage and Union 15
Suits Me 15
Gender Issues “Disqualifying Conditions” 13
Invisible Party Dress 13
Knowing at the Morning After House 12
Parenting 11
FFS Assessment by Alexandra 10
40,000 Pages 10
Trans-gendered: Theology, Ministry, and 9
Gender Discrimination Survey 9
Nothing At All 7
20,000 Pages 7
Changing the M to F 7
New Passport 6
50,000 Pages 6
Just Following Regs 5
The Feminine Mistake 5
To Grad Students 5
Letter To Colleagues 5
30,000 Pages 4
You Look Good in My Skirt 4
Surgeonocracy 3
Authentic vs. Legitimate 3
Inner Child 3
FAA Bureaucracy and Web Misinformation 3
The Rest of GRS Hospital Stay 3
Friends in High Places 2
Merry Christmas 2006 2
Women’s Responses 2
Let’s Take Your Reasoning and Run with i 2
Narrative Erasures 2
Through Sickness, Health and Sex Change 2
Cisgendered 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).

Referrers for 30 days (Summarized)
Referrers for 30 days ending 2009-11-25 (Summarized)

t-central.blogspot.com 11
aebrain.blogspot.com 8
beta.bloglines.com/b/view 3
ashleylynch.com/WordPress 5
us.mc307.mail.yahoo.com/mc/showletter… 2
huggsblog.wordpress.com/2008/11/26/th… 2
world.secondlife.com/resident/5ac1b68… 2
gracemagazine.wordpress.com/2007/11/2… 1
wanderingaloud.wordpress.com 1
tboyjacky.wordpress.com 2
mullewathickerthanwater.wordpress.com… 1
ww23.rr.com/search.php?search=transla… 1
ws.infospace.com/cyberdefender_EDC/ws… 1
bl109w.blu109.mail.live.com/mail/Inbo… 1
search.conduit.com/Results.aspx?q=thi… 1
scroogle.org/cgi-bin/nbbw.cgi 1
linkedin.com/ppl/webprofile?vmi=&… 1
facebook.com/home.php? 1
devilfinder.com/find.php?q=gender iss… 1
blogger.com/profile/18155396592189392… 1
facebook.com/home.php?ref=home 1
65.55.177.205/BVSandbox.aspx?mkt=de-D… 1
linkedin.com/profile?viewProfile=… 1
search.aol.com/aol/search?s_it=topsea… 1
search.aol.com/aol/search?q=electroly… 1
cassandraspeaks.wordpress.com/2009/10… 1
172.16.31.136/wscontinue.aspx 1
en.search.wordpress.com/?q=transgende… 1
search.aol.com/aol/imageDetails?s_it=… 1
search.incredimail.com/?q=do%20i%20ha… 1
fatgirlslikeniceclothestoo.wordpress.… 1
tboyjacky.wordpress.com/2008/03 1
search.aol.com/aol/imageDetails?s_it=… 1
tboyjacky.wordpress.com/faq 1
rpc.blogrolling.com/redirect.php?r=41… 1
en.search.wordpress.com/?q=meghan sta… 1
search.aol.com/aol/search?q=Sliding d… 1
wanderingaloud.wordpress.com/self-acc… 1

They also use search engines. Here are the search terms (and number of times repeated) for the past 30 days
Who knew that so many people would type “green dress” in search engines?

Search Terms for 30 days ending 2009-11-25 (Summarized)

green dress 60
ffs 38
transsexual transition 27
ray liotta 27
trans 101 23
transsex 21
black blood 17
ugly face 16
alfred e newman 11
translate 11
ffs surgery 9
translate george bailey joyce 8
ray liotta surgery 8
transgender ffs 7
transspotting 7
percocet 7
percocet 30 7
time-series graph 7
this is a photograph of me interpretatio 6
justin tanis 6
bruised face 5
transgender pilots 5
other words for marriage 5
invisible dress 5
facial feminization surgery before after 5
survey on gender discrimination 5
this is a photograph of me theme 4
trans spotting 4
green dresses 4
transsexual transition photos 4
grs bowers trinidad 4
carol cometto 4
spiegel ffs 4
this is a photograph of me analysis 4
blood 4
morning after guest house 3
crazy letter t 3
armani suits 3
translate transgender 3
translate jmcl 3
blood black 3
ffs before and after 3
blog stats 3
faa class 2 medical certificate 3
dress green 3
transitioning male to female 3
alexandra ffs 3
retroauricular variant neck lift 3
sex change airman 3
armani suit 3