The leftward and other blatherings of Span (now with Snaps!)

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Hear ye, hear ye! The return of Monthly Blog Stats!

In bygone days Messr Farrar used to perform the public service of totting up the number of posts from NZ pol blogs and putting them together in a handy little table for all and sundry.

Later, when the number of us grew beyond the telling, we all submitted our post and comment numbers to him at the end of each month for His Blogness to meld into a list of our wondrousness.

Sadly in recent times DPF has become too busy (and famous) to host the tally, so the baton shall pass to the left (that would be me then) for a time.

Here's how it works:

1. Count up how many posts and how many comments your blog has produced in the calendar month (in this case, February 2007).

2. Email those figures, along with the name of your blog, and your url if you are feeling really onto it, to me at spanblatherATgmaildotcom (de-munge please). You could even put "Feb Stats" in the subject line, if it takes your fancy.

3. I will put up a post with all Feb stats I have received at some point on March 1st. There may or may not be categories...

4. If you don't get your stats to me in time you can always add them in comments, but then you may miss out on being a category!

I'm not going to leave out blogs that aren't political, or aren't of my politics, so please do avail yourself of this opportunity if you feel the need. It's a good chance to promote your blog and also to see how you are blogging compared to others in the 'sphere.

PS Don't forget that February only has 28 days in it, meaning tomorrow (Wednesday) is the last day of the month. Trips me up once a year, that does.


Anonymous said...

why can't this be automated using RSS feeds?

Idiot/Savant said...

Anon: a) you'd need someone to do the hacking; and b) blogger's comment feeds are screwed ATM so it has to be done by hand.

If anyone is interested, I have a perl script which does my monthly and annual stats, but it may be rather specific to my layout.