Archive for October 1st, 2005

Blog View Stats for September

Yet again the number of page views and visitors on Samuel’s Blog has risen. The page views went up astronomically from 732 in August to 2807 in September, this can partially be attributed to the record number of loony commenters. The visitors also went up, but not as severely, from 306 in August to 556 in September.

Other items of note from the September stats:

  • Visitor numbers were fairly consistent each day throughout the month, although spikes in the page views can be seen on the days where lots of comments were left
  • The most popular article was the Pictures Of 2UE’s new studios, possibly due to John B1_B5 mentioning it to Mike Frame on-air, or possibly because it contained a bunch of irrelevant comments.
  • The most popular category was the TV/Radio/Media category.
  • Google remained the most popular search engine, and some interesting localised version popped up.
  • John B1_B5 once again topped the search terms, closely followed by a few version of “Kelly Underwood 3AW” and Mike Frame made it into the list for the first time.
  • Internet Explorer was the most used browser this month, I did notice some spikes in IE usage during periods of heavy loony comments…Firefox, Netscape, Safari, Mozilla & Opera rounded out the list.
  • Windows obviously continues to dominate the Operating System list, with Macintosh & Linux also in the list.
  • Close to 95% of the readership is located in Australia.

As we have reached the end of the first full month of paid hosting, I am able to bring you some referer stats as well, the top referers were:

  1. 62
  2. 5
  3. 5

All the details of the stats (excluding referers) by can be found at


4 comments October 1st, 2005 at 04:05pm

Nattie Makes The Midday News

Nattie, the lovely little recently-bathed doggie, managed to get on the midday news.

Nattie’s bark is one of the few noises that is capable of penetrating any wall in the house, and she just happened to be barking as I was finishing up the midday bulletin for Australian Independent Radio News (and before you ask, no, it is not part of my contract to link to them constantly). Upon listening to it again I also noticed Nattie’s squeaky ball can be heard under my voice at one stage just after her barking.

All of these were background noises, and you would have to be listening carefully to notice them, but they are there.

This effectively makes Nattie a “National Dog”, having previously been heard in the background on a couple of my calls to 2CC, and possibly seen internationally, with her picture appearing on this and a couple other websites.

I think “Nattie the National Dog” or “National Nattie” sound good.


October 1st, 2005 at 03:08pm

Samuel’s Coffee-cup-o-meter

4 x Standard Mug (1 Point Each) = 4 Points
1 X 75%ish Travel Mug (1.5 Points Each) = 1.5 Points
Total = 5.5 Points


October 1st, 2005 at 12:22am


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