Monthly Review: September 2016

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September Key Statistics
Statistic # % yoy % 3ma 3ma%
Visitors 592 2% 50% 608.0 6%
Views 1040 2% 93% 1026.0 13%
Views/Visitor 1.76 0% 29% 1.6 11%
Average Views/Day 35.2 0% 87% 31.4 3%

Other Monthly Reviews

  1. January
  2. February
  3. March
  4. April
  5. May
  6. June
  7. July
  8. August

Analytical Summary

When looking back at the month of September, in isolation whilst most of the metrics are positive and the incremental changes are small, it is important to note that the month-on-month change needs to be put in context of a bumper August month. As will be discussed in the Posting Activity section, September posting has not been as consistent as August. Nonetheless, the fact that September has improved slightly on August in terms of both views and visitors is a great outcome for consistency and stability. The same overall conclusion and insight from the month of August remains the same:

Whilst the main two metrics on visitors and visits is relatively stable, the views/visitor and average views/day show a three-month-average improvement.

When analysing the data, a number of observations are possible:

  • September outperforms August with the better views record, becoming the new #2 month in terms of monthly views; January remains the comfortable 2016 record with 1205.
  • The gap in terms of accumulated visitors for 2016 versus 2015 is narrowing, with the August gap being ~600 whereas a month later now, that gap is reduced to ~400.
  • The month of September marks the crossover in accumulated views for the year where 2016 now exceeds 8000 annually, surpassing the 7858 views that 2015 had accumulated
  • Whilst comparing the monthly cumulative trend, the 2015 to 2016 gap was ~350 views in favour of 2015.
  • Interestingly the 2015 trend was one of slowing growth in the later half of the year, whereas the current 2016 trend is accelerating (best case) or constant (taking a more moderate view).
  • For 2016, most months have been recording record growth, which is highly encouraging overall for the future.

The 12 monthly records are thus:

Monthly Records
Month Visitor Year View Year
January 2015 (896) 2016 (1206)
February 2015 (717) 2015 (1231)
March 2015 (713) 2015 (1001)
April 2015 (527) 2015 (715)
May 2016 (484) 2016 (952)
June 2015 (725) 2015 (1266)
July 2016 (652) 2016 (1017)
August 2016 (580) 2016 (1021)
September 2016 (592) 2016 (1040)
October 2014 (1505) 2014 (1829)
November 2014 (1378) 2014 (1748)
December 2014 (813) 2014 (1026)

Posting Activity

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Whilst September has not seen my fulfilment or work towards completing the existing writing projects, yet another new project was initiated in the Lifeline: Whiteout game walkthrough/series. This new project was birthed from my playing the game and completing it without the assistance of any tips or walkthrough.

Without adding to the pressures of incomplete writing/work, the list for 2016 completion remains

  1. Family Christmas Cruise (December 2015)
  2. My Identity In Christ
  3. Exercising Faith
  4. 40 Days of Community
  5. Social Media

September has been moderately busy with a variety of events relating to family, friends, church and work. The month ended on a busy note with a public holiday, filled with a visit to Pie in the Sky, Mt Dandenong, and then hosting a night of hot-pot/steam-boat with games.