October 19, 2004

Some Warwick Blogs statistics

Took a look at some stats from Blogbuilder today and tried to generate up some graphs showing how we are progressing. Bearing in mind that the graphs are crap (I hate Excel), you should be able to get an idea of progress.

All the graphs show data from the 10th September 2004 to the 18th October 2004. Roughly 2 weeks before the start of term and 3/4 weeks into term.

This is really the most important graph. What really counts is the number of entries we are getting. Yes, it is nice to have lots of blogs registered, but if only 1 in 100 people are blogging…
I think it is heading in generally the right direction, but the real test is how it looks around Xmas.

The number of comments is not only a good indicator of how many entries you have, but also how many people are reading and taking an interest in all those entries. Again, it is pretty good, on average there is a comment on every entry. But there are lots of entries with 10 or more comments and lots of entries with no comments. It would be interesting to look at how many people keep blogging, even if they have no comments…

It is good to note that there is still a steady influx of new blogs even though we are quite a way into term now. We hit 1500 blogs today and are still getting 30/40 new blogs per day.

Unfortunately the work to get Blogbuilder to generate these kinds of stats automatically is rather a long way down the priority list right now.

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  1. Can you generate a distribution of number of posts per blog? Not just the average, but the distribution?

    19 Oct 2004, 13:39

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