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Friday, May 02, 2008

Top Commentators - April 2008

CanadaApril was a very busy month for me, and the blog reflected it. I had a noticeable drop in the number of visits, and I think it's mostly due to my inability to visit most of my blogbuddies, and the hard time I had coming up with interesting posts.

Still, my Technorati authority went all the way up to 110 (it peaked at 115), and after a screw-up that left me with virtually no visits recorded, Blogalaxia is currently listing me as their third most popular Spanish blog in Canada (out of 76 currently registered). Of course, in this last case, it's due to a new method they employ to calculate the blog's popularity. If we only talk about visits, I'm somewhere between the 8th and 10th position (not bad either). But this 'authority' thing has caused that my blog is normally fighting for the top position with two blogs that record 5 times more visits than mine. I am in third position today, I was second yesterday, and I was even first for a couple of days when the ranking was first unveiled. No need to get cocky... (Update: Now I'm second, only 7 points away from the top).

My Wordless Wednesday are still responsible for the most traffic, closely followed by Sarcastic Mom's Weekly Winners (by the way, I send Lotus a hug). I still see more people reading and commenting on the rest of my stories.

I have created two new recurring series of posts for my blog. One is the "Where were you" game, which is on its 4th edition. Even though it's not VERY successful yet, I'm still more than willing to give it more time.

The other one is -I think- the most original, and that's my "Stealing posts" bi-weekly series (which means the next one is coming tomorrow!). I like the idea of sharing other people's bright moments!

My stats, according to Sitemeter:

Month Visits /
Page Views
Growth (respect
previous month)
11/2007 1,708 / 3,157 -- / --
12/2007 1,632 / 2,499 -4.45% / -20.84%
01/2008 2,812 / 5,229 +72.30% / +109.24%
02/2008 3,530 / 6,662 +25.53% / +27.40%
03/2008 3,344 / 4.578 -5.27% / -31.28%
04/2008 2,763 / 3.917 -17.37% / -14.44%

I really hope I can come up with more interesting material for the month of May. It's going to be a very busy month, with the soccer season just kicking off. I have started a weblog for the competitive team I'm coaching (the "Waterloo Panthers") already, and another one for Santi's team (the Warriors) might follow.

The winner of the month is -oh, what a shock- Mike, from Pehuajó, Argentina (author of "Pehuajeando pa'l mundo", and major tyrant of the "Poyita"), again followed by Biddie, Paola, and Jacqueline. I still miss my 'old' blogbuddies, like Ale Marge, Jorge, Arturo, Maria Marta and Nata. I mean, I know they still read the blog, but I really miss their comments.

We had many new readers, and lots of new commentators too. I received comments from 247 different people this month (just four less than the previous month)! The blog is still growing, and I still like working on it.

Thank you, everybody!


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Abril fue un mes muy ocupado para mí, y eso se vio reflejado en el blog. Tuve una merma visible en las visitas, lo que creo que se debe más que nada a mi inhabilidad de visitar a mis blogbuddies, y también a mi falta de ideas para crear posts interesantes.

Sin embargo, my autoridad en Technorati se fue para arriba y llegó a 110 (con un pico en 115), y luego de un problema que me dejó prácticamente sin visitas registradas, Blogalaxia me está listando como el tercer blog canadiense más popular en español (de 76 que hay registrados con ellos). Por supuesto, en este caso, es debido al nuevo método que usan para calcular la popularidad del blog. Si hablamos de visitas, estoy entre el octavo y el décimo puesto (nada mal tampoco). Pero esta 'autoridad' ha causado que mi blog esté normalmente peleando por las primeras posiciones con dos blogs que registran cinco veces más visitas que el mío. Hoy estoy tercero, ayer estaba segundo, y hasta estuve primero por un par de días cuando el ranking fue publicado por primera vez. Para qué agrandarse... (Update: Ahora estoy segundo, a sólo 7 puntos de la cima).

Mis Wordless Wednesday siguen siendo responsable de los días de mayor tráfico, seguidos de cerca por los Weekly Winners de Sarcastic Mom (a quien le mando un abrazo). Sigo viendo más gente leyendo y comentando en mis otras historias, de todos modos.

He creado dos nuevas series de posts en mi blog. Uno es el juego que llamé "Where were you", que ya está por su cuarta edición. No es MUY popular todavía, pero todavía le voy a dar tiempo.

El otro es -creo- el más original, y es mi serie bi-semanal llamada "Stealing posts" (lo que significa que hay uno programado para mañana!). Me gusta la idea de compartir con ustedes los momentos de brillantes de otros bloggers!

Mes Visitas /
Page Views
Crecimiento respecto
mes anterior
11/2007 1,708 / 3,157 -- / --
12/2007 1,632 / 2,499 -4.45% / -20.84%
01/2008 2,812 / 5,229 +72.30% / +109.24%
02/2008 3,530 / 6,662 +25.53% / +27.40%
03/2008 3,344 / 4,578 -5.27% / -31.28%
04/2008 2,763 / 3.917 -17.37% / -14.44%

Espero poder crear material más interesante en Mayo. Va a ser un mes muy movido, con tanto futbol a punto de comenzar. Ya he iniciado otro blog (mi tercero) para el equipo competitivo que estoy dirigiendo (los "Waterloo Panthers"), y tengo otro planeado para el equipo de Santi's (los Warriors).

El ganador de este mes es -qué sorpresa!- Mike, de Pehuajó, Argentina (autor de "Pehuajeando pa'l mundo", y tirano mayor de la "Poyita"), seguido por Biddie, Paola y Jacqueline. Todavía extraño a mis 'viejos' blogbuddies, como Ale Marge, Jorge, Arturo, Maria Marta y Nata. Quiero decir, sé que aún leen el blog, pero extraño sus comentarios.

Tuve muchos nuevos lectores, y muchísimos nuevos comentaristas. Recibí comentarios de 247 personas distintas este mes (sólo cuatro menos que el mes anterior!). El blog sigue creciendo, y a mí todavía me gusta hacerlo.

Gracias a todos!

Argentina Canada United-States Phillipines Germany Singapore

RANKING

1 - Mike (Pehuajó, Argentina).................15
2 -
Biddie (Kitchener, ON - Canada)...........12
3 -
Paola (Vicente López, Argentina)..........10
4 -
Jacqueline (Montreal, QC - Canada)........ 8
5 -
Marsha (Louisiana, USA)................... 7
6 -
Bunny Trails (Colorado, USA).............. 6
Jennie Boo (Montgomery, AL - USA)......... 6
Maiylah (Quezon City, Philippines)........ 6
Mariposa (Philippines).....................6
Napaboaniya (Singapore)................... 6
Sherrie (Germany)......................... 6
12 - 10 commentators............................. 5
22 - 13 commentators............................. 4
35 - 29 commentators............................. 3
64 - 45 commentators............................. 2
109 - 138 commentators............................ 1

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13 comments:

  1. It's always nice to be here...and I love Where Were You, please let's continue that fun activity, I commit to helping you promote it!

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  2. I, too, get more comments from WW than anything else. I've been following the "Where Were You?" series, but it seems that I miss those that I could have something to say about. Then when I finally get there in time, I couldn't answer a single question, so I skip it. I think it's a great idea and hopefully it will take off!

    :D

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  3. Cool Gabriel! I don't know if I've ever been on anyone else's top ten list before! (at least not a good one! lol)

    Now I'll have to work harder during May!

    Thanks for stopping by. I always enjoy your comments!

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  4. Oh, I will, Mariposa. I don't give up that easily :-)

    Bunny Trails, don't worry, there'll be plenty of chances for you to play.

    Marsha, I'm happy to hear that. I will create a special section in my blog for my Top 10 today.

    Thanks to all for your nice comments.

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  5. Gabriel, don't you think it becomes a problem when you get so many responses you can't answer them all in a timely fashion?

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  6. Chas gracias, Gaby.
    la verdad, lo mio es puro accidente, nomas. La culpa es tuya que provocas que uno comente.

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  7. Indeed, Lceel!. I still try my best, but I get completely overflown by messages sometimes (especially on Wednesdays)

    Mike, Ud. se lo merece! Todavía me debo el post sobre la revolución Webkinz en casa. Y mil perdones por la demora, pero Catalina recién inició su viaje a Pehuajó hoy (uia, casi al revés que Manuelita)...

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  8. wow ... so cool! it's always a pleasure visiting your blog, Gabriel! :)
    many thanks, too, for your comments!

    happy weekend!

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  9. Hola Gabriel,

    de regreso a tu super blog!
    Te felicito por todos los temas que tratas y por exito que tienes con tus nuevos lectores.
    Ahora si que has tenido unos seis meses de actividad MUY intensa como blogger.

    sigue asi.
    He comentado muy poco ultimamente y paso esporadicamente.
    Muchas veces me digo,
    tengo que visitar a Gabriel,
    tengo que visitar a Gabriel,
    ...

    Finalmente por aqui estoy.

    Saludos
    Arturo

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  10. Yay! I made the top 10! I am surprised, b/c I really haven't been around much this week. Still, you are my fav stop each day.
    I think that Shawn might want to try out the Afrodine, too, thanks to your post..

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  11. Hola Gabriel...

    Vengo poco a comentar, aunque te leo siempre, estás en mi reader... me parece tu blog muy interesante, los post me encantan, sobre todo porque los leo tanto en español como en inglés y así practico el idioma.

    Felicidades por tus logros. Se nota que te trabajas mucho el blog, a la gente le interesa lo que escribes.

    Un saludo.

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  12. Ay, sí Gabriel , este mes estoy un poco desorganizada, igual no dejo de leerlo gracias a que me llegan tus actualizaciones por e-mail, lo que es fabuloso!
    Saludos

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  13. Wheee!!!! :-)

    But I love that I found your blog through WW, I love reading it, especially as a Newfoundlander who loves Argentina!!! :-)

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