What people have been reading
I like to see which posts on this blog people read most, and that is one of the uses of blog statistics. But the posts that are read most don’t necessarily have the most comments. Here are the most popular recont posts:
The one on the appearance of Jesus Christ was a fuller repost, because the original post was popular, but had links that no longer worked, so I added something to it, and it remains popular, but there are very few comments to indicate why it is so popular. The stats are from Amatomu, which has not been particularly reliable lately, since the original sponsors and site developers lost interest in it, and so I think some of the statistics are innaccurate — some wildly so, but it remains the easiest place to see what’s going on in the South African blogosphere.
It gives other interesting statistics too:
There are no surprises there either, Pretoria and Johannesburg being the closest big cities to where I blog from, though again, I have my doubts about the accuracy of the statistics – Sandhurst is part of Sandton, and both of them are now part of Johannesburg. When I visit other blogs with the Feedjit widget, it shows me as being from Parow, which is about a thousand miles away, right next door to Bellville, and both of them suburbs of Cape Town, so I wonder how many of those shown as living in Bellville are actually on the other side of the country. But it’s still quite interesting.
This blog is listed in the “Religion” section at Amatomu, and there one of the fastest-climbing blogs is shown as “Something Orange”, a blog that no longer exists, which shows that the statistics on Amatomu need to be taken not with the proverbial pinch of salt, but with Sannie’s seven bags of it, as in the song “Sannie sê Sannie sal sewe sakke sout sleep”.