100,000 Plus Hits: Thank you and a Look Inside the Blog

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Moments ago I reached my 100,000th hit. My adventures in blogging began in May 2013 and continue. Many thanks to everyone who has visited my blog, especially regularly readers and subscribers. Blogging continues to be stimulating and rewarding in a variety of ways. I am continually surprised at how many ideas are generated on this blog and how easily writing in this format is. And I am so thankful for everyone I have met because of blogging! If you have never blogged, you really should give it a try. 🙂 

Here’s a list of the top articles with the total number of hits.

Title Views
15 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting Graduate School 20,014
Home page / Archives 9,677
Brad Pitt, Not So Hidden Racism and Sexism, and “World War Z” (2013) 8,760
Injustice of a Different Kind: Restaurants, Servers, Tips, and YOU 7,233
History Repeats Itself, Why I Study History, and History as a Science 6,242
[Summary] Toward Truth: Historian Takes on the Social Studies STAAR Test and Explains How it is Indoctrinating Kids 4,024
Women, Societal Expectations of Beauty, and “The Devil Wears Prada” (2006) 3,585
19 Things I’ve Learned about Teaching Undergraduates (so far) 3,317
Toward Truth: Historian Takes on the Social Studies STAAR Test and Explains How it is Indoctrinating Kids 3,058
About 1,636
The Oxford Comma, Plus Every Comma Rule You Need to Know 1,614
Why “Freedom of Religion” can never mean “Freedom from Religion” 1,258
Rasco Middle School to Children: “Congratulations! You’ve been awarded ‘Most Gullible’” 1,065
Live these 15 tips (and less than 300 words) and I Guarantee Your Success in College 1,013
Teaching 795
Helping Others: My “Homeless Challenge” for You 780
21 Examples of Academic Privilege, Personal Reflections Part II 688
Historical Perspectives, Cultural Readings, and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) 677
Don’t Listen to the Today Show; Women Do Not Need Surgery for “Bitchy Resting Face” 604
The Supreme Court, (Male) Whiteness, and Why Today’s Decision “Makes Sense” 590
 “DANGER”: Comments about Black Men, White Women, and Science in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” (2014) 587
(1)ne Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race: A Review and Reflection 555
From FDR to LBJ, Racism and Liberalism: A Very Brief Overview 529
Katy Perry and Neo-Blackface 510

If you are interested, I also wanted to share a bit about the background settings on my blog. WordPress provides many useful settings.  

For example, I can see how (most) visitors get to my blog. For example, here is the breakdown from today. 

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And here is a look at some of the top “Referrers” overall:

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I also know the country of origin of visitors. Thus far I have had a visitor from every country in the world except around a dozen of them. (And if you know some one in Greenland, please have them visit my page! And, I must point out the size of Greenland is entirely out of proportion.) 

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Due to privacy settings people can have, WordPress doesn’t know most of the terms people use to come to my website (or others), but of those available, the top ones are: 

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Here is a look at the detailed daily/monthly statistics. An individual day can be pulled up at any time:

Screen Shot 2015-01-05 at 5.23.24 PMHere’s some details from the best day ever, in terms of hits:

Screen Shot 2015-01-05 at 5.24.48 PMOf course, it is by no means all about total hits, but it is exciting seeing the number slowly climb and exciting to engage in conversations along the way! If you ever have questions about blogging, let me know. And again, thank you, as always, for reading my work.