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What people have been reading

22 April 2010

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:

No great surprises there — apart from local South Africans, most readers come from the English-speaking countries with the biggest population or the most Internet access.

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”.

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  1. 22 April 2010 5:30 pm

    Dear dr Heys in the name of the father son and holy spirit, the orthodox tradition is of utmost importance to us as africans as teach us of the true teachings of the apostles of yesus kristos who sacrificed his life for our transgressions.Yesus kristos acted as the example to the human race and prove to us the salvayion GOD promised to those who follow him.The ethiopian orthodox church in sunnyside pretoria have been formaly blessed on the 24 january 2010 and conduct all the anaphoras in english,geez and amharic.The church was blessed by our pope Abuna Paulos and new ark of the covenant installed.It was a blessed day.WE AS EOTC WISH TO MAINTAIN THE DIALOGUE WITH ALL THE ORTHODOX CHURCHES IN CHRISTENDOM AND PROCLAIM THE WORD OF GOD AS ONE CHILDREN OF GOD.THANKS FOR THE LINK AND HOPE TO KEEP THE CORRESPONDENCE SINCE OUR VISIT WITH YOU TOGETHER WITH FATHER DILIZA.MY NEW CONTACTS NOW ARE 0725379348 OR 0780009989. GOD BLESS

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