Twins Daily Community Report 5/12-5/18
I especially love Tom Froemming, our editor, who absolutely hit it out of the park last week. Besides managing all of that content, he wrote a good chunk of it, leading all authors in page views. Our top 10 list for the week also includes several recently productive writers like Matt Braun, A J Condon, Thieres Rabelo, Andrew Thares & Andrew Gebo. When you see their byline in some of the stories you’re writing, perhaps take a little time to comment, even if it’s just to tell them a portion you liked, or even a part you didn’t. Let them know you heard their voice. It matters.
- Registrations – 6 (we had 13 the same week in 2018)
- Topics – 83 (up from 45 the same week in 2018)
- Posts - 3054 (up from 2171 the same week in 2018)
But there was a LOT of discussion. I don’t think I’ve ever seen us clear 3000 comments in a week, and the 83 topics seems like the highest number I’ve seen, too.
Usually, I’d like to call out some of the top posters, but I’m pressed for time this week. Sorry. By the way, did you know that you can “Like” comments in our forums? That’s a nice low-key way to let people know that you appreciate their contributions to a discussion. Just look for the little “Like This” red button in the bottom right-hand corner of their comment. Or if you want to wade in a little deeper we would love to have you register and tell us your thoughts.
There were six great blog entries in our blog area this week. Honestly, if you’re coming to Twins Daily regularly, you might want to make a point to stop by there. It’s like seeing the bands before they get big: you get to know the writers as they grow, it’s a little more intimate, and there is often some encouraging give-and-take feedback in the comments.
I wish I had time to call out all the great topics and stories, but I must point out we had a new voice join the chorus. The “Original Twin” Blog was started by thephilomath this week, and his first topic was about batting order with respect to Byron Buxton. Check it out, and thank thephilomath for sharing!
Remember, when you’re ready to start your own Twins blog on Twins Daily, we have a whole bunch of people who are ready to read it. It looks like thephilomath got 500+ readers already. I think I was blogging for seven months before I got 500 readers to stop by a story, and that was only because Rob Neyer linked to it.
We really appreciate your patience at the beginning of last week as we worked through all kinds of issues with our new ad provider. I know there is a lot of anti-ad sentiment in general, but it’s an important source of revenue for the site and also for our contributing writers. If you contribute a story to Twins Daily, and we promote it to the front page, we pay you all of the ad revenue that comes from that story. That rate has been stalled out for a couple of years now, and we’re hoping this change can allow us give more back to our contributing writers who give so much to the community.
Overall Traffic Last Week
- Users – 29,643 (up 71% from 2018)
- Sessions – 73,316 (up 48% from 2018)
- Page Views – 231,094 (up 37% rom 2018)
I’m sorry about the briefness of the report this week, but the length of it depends on how much time I have to produce it, so some weeks I’ll be able to go a little more in-depth on the stories, blogs and comments, and some weeks I can’t. It is more important to me that it be done every week than that it have certain elements every week. Writing it fires me up about the community, even if I can’t dive into every story, blog or post.
Finally, I’m still looking for the right title for this series, so if you have a good one, please add it to the comments below. We got a decent suggestion last week, but I’m sticking with the “Community Report” for this week. But seriously, let’s get something a little slicker.
Thanks again for reading and contributing so much to the community!
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