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12 July 2013

Reddit AMA - Postmortem

Well damn. That was a bigger response than I expected. I responded to several hundred people and I still have about 250 to go. Unfortunately I did it on the same day John Malkovich was doing his AMA. By the way, it was very good.
It also must be said that the vast majority of [people] in the world live with nothing and with the hope of nothing their entire lives. I was lucky, as I've been my entire life.
Well stated. I always wondered if some of the truly fortunate know this of the world. As a healthy white male who is well educated and born to a loving family in America I try to acknowledge my extreme luck whenever possible. Anyways, data:

According to Google Analytics I received about 34,000 page visits in the span of about 12 hours while Blogger tells me I got about 21,000. Not sure why the discrepancy (Kevin?). Regardless that's about 40% of the visits I have ever received up until that point.

I learned a lot about what people are interested in and concerned about as well as what information more or less everyone is ignorant of. It's very easy to succumb to curse of knowledge bias by thinking that others know the basics of what you think is common knowledge.

I've started to compile a list of the most common questions from the AMA. I hope to turn this into a visual graphic that shows what areas of sustainable design people are interested in. More to come.


Anonymous said...

You can't call me out in the post and then never call me out. Regardless, I read your post and here I am responding.

This is most likely due to one of two reasons:

1) Your 34k visitors in GA are total and not unique, while blogger stats are only unique. I don't know the unique visitors in GA so this could easily be wrong.

2) Blogger uses server side tools to measure visitors, while GA uses client side. Since your blog traffic happened in a super consolidated time frame, it's possible that many of the visits did not get recorded in blogger's tool, while the GA client side stats would be far more accurate.

Regardless of 1 or 2, always trust the GA numbers, unless you run your own server and have access to the raw data.

@logantreed said...

Ha, you found it didn't you?

And thanks for the response.