13 August 2007

Thank you for reading this blog instead of working

13weektotals

This chart shows the daily total unique visitors to this blog for the last 13 weeks (7 May thru 5 August 2007). For that period, Mondays had the highest daily mean unique visitors of 647 (standard deviation=128), while Saturdays had the lowest mean of 444 visitors (standard deviation=65).

Pairwise comparisons of the means of successive days using the t-test indicated that the means of Monday and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and Thursday and Friday were not significantly different from each other at a confidence level of 95%. On the other hand, the means of Friday and Saturday and Sunday and Monday were significantly different from each other at confidence levels higher than 95%.

The numbers speak for themselves. Most visitors to this blog come during work days when they are supposed to be doing work*. And that's a good thing! Now we know that Snail's Tales is the best antidote for work!


*Well, of course, most weekday visitors may be reading this blog in the evenings rather than during work hours. Reading this blog may also count as doing work for some readers. Hey, most of what I post here is serious stuff, no?

9 comments:

Kevin Z said...

hmmm... did you correct for multiple comparisons??

AYDIN ÖRSTAN said...

I know I should have done an ANOVA rather than pairwise comparisons. Next time...

Anonymous said...

Maybe it is mostly snails who are viewing your site. That one you did with pics of snail genitalia a while back was bound to attract some prurient interest.

Ps I am a snail.

AYDIN ÖRSTAN said...

Are you saying that snails are more likely to get prurient on Mondays?

Kevin Z said...

What better a way to start off the week?

Anonymous said...

Snails probably start thinking naughty thoughts on Fridays but as is always the way with snails it probably takes a while to start feeling juicy.

John said...

I have noticed that the most visits per hour to my blog occur on weekdays between about 10am and 6pm, so it's definitely a work readership.

The Snailwatcher said...

It could be that a lot of our readers are in Europe,which of course has a time difference.(and you can fill in the rest)

nyxcreations said...

Some of us just can't stay away from your postings :D Even over here in AU :)