It has been about four months since I have moved to the New Archaeology of the Mediterranean World and over that time I’ve made about 100 posts. So I thought it might be a good time to present some metadata.
Since my first post on December 19, 2010, the blog has seen 7,055 page views for an average of 50 per day. That total is gradually increasing as I post more content.
The vast majority of these page views are of the front page. Some posts, however, had direct links or appear in search engines.
Pompey in the 21st Century Replay: 20.6 per day
The Fortifications of Athens: 4.1 per day
The Future of the Computer Lab: 2.48 per day
Blogging and Peer Review: 2.15
Friday Varia and Quick Hits (April 22 edition): 1.81
Archaeology and Man Camps in Western North Dakota: 1.4
Some Events and Awards (April 20): 1.22
Three Observations about Publishing and the Blog: 1.17
Teaching Graduate Historiography: A Final Syllabus: 1.09
More than Four Reasons to Teach More than Four Classes: 0.8
Simplicity, Minimalism, and the Ancient Ascetic: 0.78
Five Things about Online Teaching: 0.78
Practicing Prepared Procrastination: 0.71
A Teaching Thursday Trifecta: 0.70
More on Academic Publishing and Blogs: 0.68
Pots to People in Late Roman Cyprus: 0.62
Blogging and the Public Face of Archaeology: 0.59
Christianization and Churches in the Peloponnesus: 0.59
Some thoughts on Unlocking the Gates: 0.54
Modern Abandonment, Squatters, and Late Antiquity: 0.53
The main referring sites are:
The [Original] Archaeology of the Mediterranean World
Surprised by Time (Diana Gilliland Wright)
Objects-Buildings-Situations (Kostis Kourelis)
Research News in Late Antiquity
Paperless Archaeology (John Wallrodt)
Middle Savagery (Colleen Morgan)
Corinthian Matters (David Pettegrew)
Unfortunately wordpress.com who hosts this little blog does not offer integration with Google Analytics or any other comprehensive analytics software, so it is not possible to retrieve other metadata nuggets, like browsers, operating system, or even location! Since most bloggers are a bit obsessive about their statistics, it is surprising that a more developed analytics package has not appeared.