My Most Popular Post

“What brings you here?”

It’s a common question.

Having a blog means you have access to all kinds of cool stats. I like to explore them every once in a while, as I have my morning coffee. Gets the grey cells moving.

I’ve been writing this blog for over three years now – covering everything from green home building, to mental break downs, to gardening and saving distressed animals. Without a doubt though my most popular post is a simple “how-to” article I published quite a while ago: the installation of a shower curtain rod in the upstairs bathroom.

Besides the home page, the shower curtain rod install is the most popular page on the blog.

Besides the home page, the shower curtain rod install is the most popular page on the blog.

I get a hit on that post every day from somewhere in the world. After forty years of living, solving that little problem of how in the heck do you mount a shower curtain rod on a sloping ceiling, is my contribution to our modern society.

Keep in mind though, my meager little blog only gets about forty visitors a day (twice though what it was just four months ago). A real blog gets hundreds and thousands of daily visitors. But I enjoy writing so it’s worth it even if I just get one visitor a day.

I always imagined I’d accomplish something more earth shattering or sexy. But I suppose writing a popular article on a shower curtain rod is achievement enough for all the DIYers around the globe who were scratching their head, googling “L-Shaped shower curtain rod installation” or “sloped ceiling shower curtain rod”.

The list goes on, but you get an idea of what searches that bring people to the site.

The list goes on, but you get an idea of what searches that bring people to the site.

Somewhat unrelated it’s always cool to see where in the world readers of the blog live. Not surprising most are in North America and english speaking countries. What I did find interesting is that only one hit from China, the most populous country in the world. There’s something to be said for internet freedom.

I bet there are a lot of people over there scratching their head, L-shaped shower curtain rod in hand, staring up at a sloped ceiling in their bathroom.

Billions of people and only one hit from China.

Billions of people and only one hit from China.

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3 thoughts on “My Most Popular Post

  1. Interesting post. I look at my stats too and am very surprised to see non speaking countries visit my blog. I don’t know how to see them with an all time stat though. How can I do that ?

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    • For wash stat there should be a “summary” button. You can see that stat summary for a week, month, or year I think. For countries mine only hoes back a year or two.

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