The Journal of Ecology blog started in January this year. We sought to create a forum where we could highlight some of the most interesting work in the Journal of Ecology.
Personally speaking, I wanted to do something different than the usual text based blog posts on published papers. Namely, I wanted to do something video or audio based, so I began doing video interviews via Skype (posted to YouTube) and some in person audio interviews (e.g., interview with Amber Budden).
What kind of visits have we had to the blog since the beginning?
I scraped the page views off the stats page for this blog, parsed the data and created a simple plot in R. Get the dat and code here to recreate this plot.
- The two most popular posts by far were guest posts: the one by Joseph Mudge on use of alpha = 0.05, and the one by Matthew Chew on the positively biased life. I guess this means more guest posts! Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to write a guest post.
- The very first photo features blog post was visited quite a lot, but the visits have tailed off since then.
By the way, our YouTube channel, which host our video interviews, has 12 subscribers and 1,137 views. Not too shabby.
Caveat: Of course these views should be standardized by time since posted, but still interesting I think. Yes, and I could have used some more regex to get rid of weird characters in the post titles.