Here are the top 5 posts, by traffic, from the two blogs I've kept. And my speculation as to who is still clicking on that link all these years later.
Top 5 Blog Posts (by traffic) of All Time: Signal Watch (as of 12:30 AM, 1/4/2015)
- 8765 - The Giant Eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckleburg: High school kids with a paper to write
- 5168 - Today is the 60th Birthday of Christopher Reeve: People who think they might miss Christopher Reeve's 60th birthday
- 4411 - I'm Headed for Waco, also (Some) Lawyers are Pigs: Baptists with legal problems
- 4296 - Nuvigil Radio Ad: Pitching a world in which nobody ever heard of coffee: Insomniacs with radios
- 4255 - DC's Take on Supergirl with DCNu/ Relaunch/ New 52: Nobody at DC
Total Page Views, Signal Watch: 507,176
This number is higher than I would have figured. And you can't read too much into it. Anyone doing a Google Image search could count as a hit. So all those "Christina Hendricks" and "Pam Grier" hits (see below) start making a lot more sense.
Search by Keyword for Signal Watch
Top 5 Blog Posts (by traffic) of All Time: League of Melbotis (as of 12:45 AM, 1/4/2015)
- 2710 - Batman, Possible Power Shift, GL Promotion: Diane Nelson reviews this 2x per day
- 2228 - DITMTLOD: Ellen Greene as Audrey in "Little Shop of Horrors": people with Netflix and a laptop
- 1908 - Longhorns (Football) Season Opens: Texas alumni sports fans who can't navigate the internet
- 1897 - The League Watches: Santa Buddies: People for whom all hope has been lost, who seek comfort in knowing there are others like them out there.
- 1880 - Supergirl the Movie: People seeking imagery of a contractually bound Helen Slater in in a Popeye's parking lot.
This seems low to me, but Blogger was purchased by Google during my tenure at League of Melbotis and took a while to get integrated into Googliness. Also, Blogger initially lacked labels/ tags, titling and a lot of other features, so that can't have helped create better search results.
Search by Keyword for League of Melbotis
Frankly, the most shocking stat of all to me is that 152 people have searched for "leagueofmelbotis". I suspect that's how some of you used to find the site back in the day if you weren't using an RSS reader.