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Between FiveThirtyEight.com and My Site, We Average over 5 Million Visitors per Month

Today is the one year anniversary of the second World Statistics Day, and in honor of such a momentous occasion, I thought I’d share some of my blogging statistics with you (technically the date is only celebrated every five years, but I missed last year’s…)

I’ll start with the number of subscribers to my blog:

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I know, that’s kind of sad after over a year and a half of blogging every day, for a total of more than 650 blog posts. I’ve got to learn how to market this thing. I am setting a goal of over 100 followers by August 31, 2017. If you are reading this, you can help by simply entering your email address in the box on the left and hitting subscribe. By doing so, you will get an email when I post my blog each day. Who knows, that email could be the highlight of your day; if it isn’t, you can just delete it…

Next is a listing of my most popular posts of all time:

I have no idea why the Coca-Cola Life post has had so many views; I still get a few views of that post now, even though the post was written in April, 2015.

Next are some summary stats about the blog:

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The April 1 date is somewhat misleading, because part of my April Fools’ Day prank this year required my students to click on a link to one of my blog posts. It was sort of like having a captive audience. (By the way, the prank is actually quite timely now, since it talks about the movie The Accountant, which was just released last week).

And finally, here are the stats that provide evidence that my blog and the fivethirtyeight.com blog average over 5,000,000 views per month:

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Monthly views of jborden.com
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monthly views of fivethirtyeight.com

As you can see, my blog averages about 1,650 views per month while fivethirtyeight.com averages over 10 million views per month. Averaged together, that works out to be a little over 5,000,000 views per month for our two blogs combined.

You gotta love statistics; you can probably use it to put a positive spin on anything. For example, between Seth Godin and myself, we average over 500,000 subscribers…

I could keep going, but you get the point. My blog is really bringing down the averages…

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Jim Borden

Accounting Prof. at Villanova; happily married for 30+ years; father of 3 outstanding young men; vegan; interests: fitness, creativity, education, blogging, social media.

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