MY latest Round of Blog Stats.
2020 has been rough. Covid19 has messed up a lot of plans. I keep posting about how my Net Worth goes up even though I can not figure out how or why. The elections were a very trying time for America and that trying time is far from over.
I let my blog slip for months (April – September) posting a mere 3 times a month. I actually contemplated stopping the blog. It seemed to me that FIRE blogs had posted everything meaningful that could be said. That is when I decided to expand in some new directions. I have always enjoyed posting about Prepping and now about my version of Paganism. This blew some new life into OthalaFehu.
I set this Thanksgiving stats Update up as a then vs now to show changes over the last 17 months or so.
Then (Midsummer 2019)
vs. Now (Thanksgiving 2020)
(old) Already bought my tickets to
FinCon20. (now) Why I stopped going to FinCon.
Pleased to Share my Alexa Ranking, holding fairly steady again this update;
Global then 2019; 432,909 vs. now 2020; 214,642
and U.S. then 63,315 vs. now 44,248
Picture or it doesn’t count;
This also does not make much sense to me. My hits per month are definitely down, but my Alexa creeps up. I hit as high as 27,000 in the U.S. markets. Why? Maybe business as usual on the internet looks very different in the midst of a pandemic?
Now for the Numbers at the 46th Month Mark
- 162,109 page views since launching Feb 1, 2017
- 248 total published posts (average 5.3/month), but I have 35 posts completed yet to be released.
- 1,464 total comments (I need 105 views to average 1 comment) Clear down turn in comments from past updates
- I have collected 1,749 followers on Twitter – flat growth, I have neglected this platform. Humans are visual creatures and this is mostly text.
- 909 on Pinterest (flat again, but with a pivot from FIRE to Pagan boards)
- 922 on Facebook (exact same?) FB Page for OthalaFehu, please GO THERE and Like/follow. Thanks!
- 449 on Instagram. (Again, a pivot away from FIRE towards other audiences.)
- 48 followers on Quora I post more about WWII then I do FIRE, oh well.
- 127 followers by email/Wordpress (-5)
Tracing the path back to the following sources;
This is using Google & WordPress.
- Search Engines 10,083
- Reddit 4,326
- Rockstar Finance 3,821
- Facebook 3,540
- Twitter @othala_fehu 3,375
- Directory at RockStar Finance 1,566
- WordPress 887
- Retirement Manifesto 866
Popularity of my posts ranked;
- Retirement Master Plan
- Net Worth
- Nobody Wants Your Wedding China
- My Army of Loyal Henchmen
- The Simple Plan to Financial Security
- Da Budget
- Mola Mola Fish Hatery (sadly, not even my post)
Honorable Mention to Year Over Year Net Worth
Other Thanksgiving stats I found;
Average comments per post: 5.9
Total Words Written; 144,684
Average words per post; 583