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#1 John Bonnes

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 04:35 PM

Traffic climbed again, we had several new writers in the blogs, contributing writers topping our charts, and an increase in comments in the forums. Here’s last week’s community report.

Stories
That’s another 24 stories on Twins Daily this last week, which is three or four per day, and that’s fantastic. I would be re miss if I didn’t call out our number one contributing writer, Cody Christie, who topped everyone including the founders, in reads this week. You would think it would be depressing to see eleven names, including EIGHT contributing writers above mine on the page view list this week. It is not. It is beautiful. So congrats gang. You rock.Forums
Registrations – 10 (we had 9 the same week in 2018)
Topics – 79 (up from 43 the same week in 2018)
Posts - 2274 (up from 2207 the same week in 2018)

Since I started writing these community reports, this is the first week we’ve increased comments year over year. That’s pretty encouraging. It was driven by our top ten commenters: Mike Sixel, ashbury, Brock Beauchamp, Don Walcott, milldaddy35, Mr. Brooks, Aggies7, USAFChief, Gibby, and Vanimal46. If you didn’t make the list, don’t sweat it, but maybe check out the forums a little more. Nine comments per day would get you into the top 10.

Fortunately, there are a lot of topics about which to talk. Just look at that increase from last year. Turns out, people can find topics for a good team as easily as they can for a bad team. Outside of our writers and game thread moderators, we had multiple topics started by milldaddy35, darin617, diehardtwinsfan, sampleSizeofOne, Blake, goulik, and psturnbloom. If you have a question, or find a story somewhere you want to share, just register and tell us about it in the forums with your own topic. We rarely bite.

Blogs
Oh, wow. We had SEVEN new blogs in our blog area of Twins Daily last week. That’s outstanding! What’s more, FOUR of those I haven’t mentioned in previous posts. One of those was more of a comment (that probably should have been under a story) but let’s touch on the others quickly (with apologies this week to the veterans):
  • We got a post from stringer bell, who also kicks off several of the game threads, about the Twins start in 2019, giving an optimistic view on the future.
  • Agebo wrote a bit setting up the trade deadline and providing some hope on Eddie Rosario getting past some of his bad luck by looking at his BABIP.
  • Finally, Hosken Bombo Disco did a great story comparing the 2019 Twins to the 2018 Twins. It is pretty encouraging.

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.

Overall Traffic Last Week
Users – 30,963 (up 60% from 2018)
Sessions – 77,690 (up 40% from 2018)
Page Views – 229,229 (up 26% rom 2018)

Traffic is still way up from last year and increased both week over week AND Increased by more than it did in the same week last year. Of course, it was a great week. But thanks for continuing to stop by and talk to your Twins friends about Twins Daily. As someone who remembers blogging for months with no more than two dozen readers, we won’t ever take that attention for granted.

Here’s this week’s challenge for the comments section: what should I name this weekly report? I want to keep it far away from “weekly review” since that is close to Nick’s “Week in Review.” I’m going with “Community Report” this week, but it feels like we should be able to find something a little snappier. So have at it, and of course, questions, feedback and thoughts about the site are also always welcome.

Gratefully,
John

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#2 Carneal&Gordon

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 02:22 AM

I like this “inside baseball” insight into the website. How about “Hard Hit Rate” or “Hard Click Rate” for the title?
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Posted 15 May 2019 - 05:41 AM

State of the Daily would be fitting moniker I think.

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#4 diehardtwinsfan

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 05:46 AM

Like this piece... if the Twins continue to win, you should see lots of continued growth.