What’s Popular?

February 18th, 2006

According to Measure Map (which was recently gobbled by Google), these are the five most popular posts at jimthompson.org:

Aerial Sightseeing Around Texas: the Battleship and the Monument April 9th, 2005 542 visits
Houston Hybrid July 23, 2005 482 visits
Slugs! July 4, 2005 377 visits
Google, Microsoft, and the USGS April 8th, 2005 322 visits
Sue and the Monster July 13, 2005 316 visits

How strange. How very strange.

2 Responses to “What’s Popular?”

  1. Claus Says:

    Hi Jim!

    I really enjoy your comments over at the TechBlog! Congrats on your “citizen-blogger” selection as well! I’ve just recently started to feed your blog on a regular basis. I really admire your brevity–I’m still a longer-winded blogger. But then, I don’t seem to have the time/discipline yet to manage more frequent weekly postings.

    You are right. I was a bit general (it being early morning and all) in calling Measure Map an “equivalent” to Google Analytics the other day at TechBlog–although I must confess, I haven’t had a chance to use either one, yet. I see you posted some stats using Measure Map. What I’m curious about is a blogger’s firsthand experience with either of these. As a blogger, do you find them useful in any way for your blogging work or are they just interesting tools in general?

    With Respect,

  2. Jim Says:

    Thanks for the nice comments, Claus. My use of Measure Map and Google Analytics is strictly out of curiosity. I write my weblog here at jimthompson.org strictly for personal use and to keep my friends and family mildly amused and up to date on what’s going on in my life. I suppose that if I were trying to build an audience, I’d use the information I get out of the tracking tools to try to adjust content to my audience’s needs, but as it is, the tracking tools are just to play with.