A Statistical Look at My Blogging Habits

Sep 28, 2006

Quite some time ago, I saw a posting by Matt Cutts, detailing when he tends to write new blog posts. I thought it might be interesting to see what kind of posting habits I tend to have, so I ran some similar commands to gather the data. Through the magic of Excel, I've come up with some interesting results.

First, let's take a look at the days that I post:

Interestingly enough, Sunday is the most common day for me to post (42 total posts), while Thursdays are least common (only 31 posts). It is quite fitting, and ironic, that this post is being made on a Thursday. For the most part, I post fairly evenly during the week. But what about the time of day?

This graph reveals some much more interesting results. Early morning posts are virtually non-existent, with only 1 post made during the 12:00 AM hour, and 4 during the 7:00 AM hour. Between 1:00 and 3:00 PM, posting picks up heavily, revealing an interesting trend in my typical work day. Early afternoons tend to be the slowest part of each day, and I apparently post to help pass the time away. The drive home from work can be seen in the 5:00 hour, with only 2 postings during that time. But things pick up again steadily during the evening. I post most often between 7:00 and 11:00 PM, with a combined total of 114 entries being filed during those times.

It's always interesting to see what trends occur in data like this. While I'm not surprised at the data, I find it interesting that my likelihood of posting varies so much with the time of day. Isn't statistics great?

1 Comment
10:44 PM on Sep 28, 2006
Interesting, it looks like you're actually being kept busy at work. I did a similar analysis of my blog posts not too long ago, and I think I found that most of my posts (and even moreso most of the comments) were M-F, 8-5. But don't tell my boss. :)
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