That Was the Week that Was: 2017 Week 01

That was the week that was TW3We’re going to make an effort to include these, this year. Last year we petered out on them pretty early; this year we’re going to try to make this weekly wrap leaner, so that it goes up on time and consistently.

As we said last time we published one of these TW3s last year, we do these mostly for our own edification, to review the previous week and try to adjust our performance in the new week. Perhaps it’s a bit obsessive, although we let it go when we haven’t time to do it.

The Boring Statistics

This week’s statistics were:

  • Posts: 28 posts — normal
  • Word count:  19,387
  • Central Tendency Measures: Mean and median were nothing special at 693 and 633
  • Posts below 100 words in length: 0
  • Posts over2,000: 1
  • Posts below 500: 9
  • Posts over 1000: 2

Significant milestones: Five years of daily publication (since 1 Jan 2012).

Traffic-wise, continues to grow. If we finished the year at this rate, we would have over three million uniques for the first time (because of seasonality in the data, that’s higher than the number we’re actually projecting). We think that means people find entertainment and educational value in what we post here.

Comments This Week

Comments: 611 as of 0900 Sunday.

Most commented post: last Sunday’s Sunday ’17 — WeaponsMan Turns 5 with 76.

Second most commented (i.e. runner-up) was Monday’s When the Army Resisted the M16A2, Part 3 of 3 with 70 comments.

Thank you all for reading and commenting.

The Week in Posts

Here’s the recap of our posts for this week: (If the links are not live, they will be fleshed out later).

Going Forward

No promises, yet.

2 thoughts on “That Was the Week that Was: 2017 Week 01

  1. Tom Stone

    Thanks for the high quality content, as someone who blogged daily for a few years I know both how much work it is and how much it helps focus one’s thought.

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