By Walter Boomsma, Communications Director
This is the time of year that provides a great opportunity to not only look ahead, but also to reflect back. Thanks to the folks at WordPress (the software the site uses) we have a few interesting statistics regarding the Maine State Grange website for 2015. The comparison they offered was:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 24,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 9 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
As regular followers know, our busiest day was October 18, 2015, when we had over 200 views–also a record for daily visits since the site has been running. You most likely won’t be surprised to learn that the most popular post/page we have on the site is “Program Books and Information” where you can find resources and information about Grange programs and procedures.
A number I consider important is the fact there were 268 new posts to the site during the year! Clearly there’s a correlation between the number of posts and the number of visits. People visit the site when there’s news and information posted.
By the way, the number of times the blog was viewed is no doubt grossly understated! We have a number of subscribers to the site who have posts emailed to them. So they see the posts without visiting and therefore aren’t counted in the 24,000 visits! If you haven’t subscribed yet, visit the site and fill in the box at the top center of the homepage. This is a two-step process. You’ll receive an email that you’ll need to respond to before you’re subscribed.
As we look forward to a Happy New Year, let’s also look forward to continued success with our site that includes more posts, more resources, and more visitors!