Monday, November 1, 2021

Halloween 2021 Post-Mortem

Well, Halloween 2021 is permanently written.  No more decorating, just deconstruction.  My last Countdown to Halloween post has been posted (well, technically, this is the last).

Once again, I was able to dig up enough material for 31 days of fun, I hope you enjoyed. I'd say it seems like it gets harder every year, but to be honest, this year, though daunting at first, seemed like a breeze.

And that's how the month passed, with a breeze.  Here we are on November 1st and I'm posting my traditional post-mortem (By the way, that would make a great rival breakfast cereal for General Mills' Monster cereals:  Post Mortems).

So let's now look at how Garage Sale Finds (known as Stranger Finds this time of year) did this past month.

Total views for this month were 11,042.  Of course, it doesn't mean all of those were for the month of October posts.  It was a few thousand over an average month though, so the Countdown does definitely boost readership, if slightly.  Overall, readership has been lackluster, simply due to the severe decline in blog reading in general.  Most people turn to YouTube channels now for this form of entertainment.

The most popular post of this month was "Mystical Mazes" with 253 views and almost 3 times more views than the next post (which wasn't even a Countdown post. In fact, neither was the third-most viewed post).

Readers came from multiple countries, but again the bulk was from the United States with 7,600 views.  Next in line is Russia, but let's just say, I'm a little suspect of their numbers.  Next up is our neighbors to the north and after that, our friends across "the pond".

Once again, the top-referring URL is Google which emphasizes the randomness in which people stumble upon my blog.  But there are couple old friends in the referring list including SecretFunSpot (Rest in Peace), Neatocoolville (Rest in Peace?), Zenopus (still kicking and adventuring!) and of course The Countdown.

And it's always fun to see what lead readers to my blog.  This month's is actually pretty normal, if not standard.  For example, one of last month's top searches was "Made to Order Sandwiches".

I'd like to thank my usual gang of followers (you know who you are) as well as a few new ones that decided to stop by including JohnONeill0505 (who actually is a long-time follower, just infrequent commenter), DonC, RichardS and The Retro Dad.  Thanks all for your patronage.

And now it's time to wrap up Halloween and bundle up (sorry) for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Normally, I'm pretty spent after the Countdown and I make the usual promise I will still post in the upcoming months. Take that for what it's worth.  But check back, you never know.

Until next Halloween, keep in touch., and as always, thanks for stopping by.


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    1. You're welcome, Joe. As always, thanks for stopping by.

  2. I like blogs! Does that make me old.....heh anyways thanks for a fun October!

    1. I like blogs too, anonymous which is why I've hung on this long. I don't have an interest in going into the YouTube video business and Facebook is too limited in creating the kind of posts I like. So I'm here for the duration.

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    1. JohnONeill0505, on a roll with comments! Well done, indeed!

  4. Great job Tom! Glad you had a great season!

    How did you take those screenshots? They look great!

    1. I use "Snipping Tool". It's a free tool and should be installed if you use Windows. You know how to get to your Stats, right?

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