Another month done and dusted. ¬†After the crazy wild ride of the election, it was both nice and odd to have things quieten down. ¬† From the perspective of someone like me who likes every month to be bigger than the one before, it was a bit tough to see the numbers come back.
School holidays are always softer. ¬†Daylight savings always has an effect. ¬†Long weekends also chew some of our stats ¬†away. ¬†Add that to the general fatigue around the media (just check the media and other blogs – all show similar decline), and October was always going to be a tough month to keep the graph pointing up.
In the end, 2,000,000 visits is hardly something to be upset about, but my “4 million pageviews by Christmas” is looking a little hopeful – being a good 800,000 short.
Cam’s been talking me off a ledge all month. ¬†“Wait until the other side of Dirty Politics starts coming out”, he says. ¬†There seems to be a lot of background noise as to who Rawshark is since John Key stated he knows. ¬†I suspect your, and our, rest period maybe over soon as all the (political/media) pus will be lanced from that particular boil.
So the good news for both of us is that you’re going to have a good show again, and I’ll get to click the visit counter as you come through the doors.
Let’s have a look at the numbers, as we do every month. ¬† Read more »