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.
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.
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.
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.
Trans 101, 58
Women’s Responses, 52
Words of Marriage and Union, 45
Reflection on My Reflection, 30 (more…)