March 2013 on my blog

The overall trend is steady – 6,341 page views according to Sitemeter from 4,894 visits. That’s for all my blogs except English/ESL, and of course they are now all archives, except for this one. Proportionally that’s about the same as February, but well down on March 2012 when I had 11,279 page views from 8,130 visits.

Here, according to WordPress, 862 views from 233 visitors in March. The average views per day was 28, the same as February.

The most viewed posts and pages in March were:

  1. Home page / Archives 538 views
  2. Iraq, Downer, Rudd, and a really positive story to end on 40
  3. Valerie who? 35
  4. Inspiring people and inspiring television–and a less than inspiring regional government 29
  5. Irma Irene Martin– 1916 – 2013 12
  6. Links 11
  7. This time five years ago 9
  8. Kiama architecture — 1 8
  9. My own private Mardi Gras Film Festival 6
  10. What happened yesterday 6
  11. Australian Story: justice delayed 6
  12. At the Kiama Jazz and Blues Festival — 3 6

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Over on the Ninglun’s Specials Archive, where most of the family history sits, the top posts in March were:

  1. Family stories 3 — About the Whitfields: from convict days 66
  2. Family stories 1 — mother 45
  3. Home page / Archives 45
  4. Top poems 2: John Donne (1572-1631): Satire III — “Of Religion” 36
  5. 05 — Old Blog Entries: 99-04 32
  6. Top poems 5: Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) — “The Oxen” 30
  7. Family stories 4 — A Guringai Family Story — Warren Whitfield 27
  8. Sights of old Sydney 4: Cleveland House, Surry Hills 24
  9. 07 — a controversy — For the record: the great SBHS race debate of 2002 23
  10. Surry Hills 21
  11. More tales from my mother 4 — Dunolly NSW — and conclusions 21
  12. 10. But is it art? Responses to the Bill Henson controversy of 2008 21

There were 702 views from 515 visitors. The top search terms leading to Ninglun’s Specials in March were:

  • cleveland house surry hills
  • thomas hardy best poems
  • thomas hardy best poem
  • dunolly, singleton
  • australia in the 1900s
  • my g g g grandfather was a guringai woman
  • lamp lighter mittagong
  • mt steele moore park
  • satyre of religion by john donne
  • how do i get into sydney boys high if i’ve missed the yr7 intake

Over on English/ESL, no doubt rapidly succumbing to link rot, alas, people still keep on coming – 4,450 views in March from 3.393 visitors. Mind you, English/ESL peaked in October 2010 with  18,473 views.

  1. How should I write up a Science experiment? 1,086 views in March 2013
  2. Home page / Archives 500
  3. A student’s “Belonging Essay” workshopped 269
  4. What tense should I use when I write about literature? 215
  5. Is “majority” singular or plural? 188
  6. Workshop 02 — NSW HSC: Area Study: Imaginative Journeys 176
  7. Essay writing: Module C “Conflicting Perspectives” – the introduction 165
  8. Mary Shelley, “Frankenstein” — and “Blade Runner” 154
  9. Physical journeys and Peter Skrzynecki’s poems 148
  10. The “Belonging” Essay 122
  11. Workshop 03 — Creative Writing (Year 12) 103
  12. Scaffolding 90
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