The best of July, a definite pattern?

July 31, 2011

Well, it’s time to look at the blog traffic statistics for July, and never has there been a clearer pattern.

Of the 10 most-read items, SEVEN were about the Duchess of Cambridge and her six-month visit to every city, town and hamlet in Canada.

Okay, I get the message. My readers want all the news they can get about Canada.

Another TWO of the top 10 were about a gigantic marijuana plantation, so I guess readers are interested in agriculture, as well.

But here’s the neat thing. The number two item for July was just plain fun, an absurd, pun-filled post about some lingerie for guys who like to read in bed. Readers flocked to it, and left a huge number of comments as well.

That one makes me very happy. My readers are the best.

Here they are, the top 10 for July:

10. I can fix this one up real good, Duchess!

9. Giant black cloud? How bad could it be?

8. Duchess? It has a certain ring to it…

7. We’ve got fresh Kate, direct from Canada!

6. High times on the old Marijuana Plantation

5. Cooking with Catherine: The Barefoot Duchess?

4. William, what year is it here?

3. How much can one duchess take?

2. Reading in bed just got a lot better…

1. The hot new pet for the rich and famous?

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Top: Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, reacts after Prince William took a shot with a hockey stick and missed during a visit to the Somba K’e Civic Plaza in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories July 5, 2011. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Right: Catherine wears her cowboy hat as she attends a Canadian government reception in Calgary, Alberta July 7, 2011. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Bottom right: A model poses backstage before the Triumph Inspiration Award lingerie show during the Berlin Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012 in Berlin, July 6, 2011. REUTERS/Bob Strong

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now if you’d only had a story about the Duchess smoking grasses in Manassas :P

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Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

Perusing past post puns while pondering the present.

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

Canada is nice and all; but when will we ever get to ogle, er, read an article about the men’s readable pj’s? I promise to read the article and not just stare at the pictures! Where are those designers when you need them? Perhaps, they could make a coffee table book. Coffee, table, and a guy in the condensed version of a book…

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

this link was posted in a news story about how the brain reacts to puns. For some reason, I immediatley thought of the OE Blog Network

http://jubal.westnet.com/hyperdiscordia/ punslingers.html

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

Many thanks, Georgia, you’ve taught us all something here, and… Oops…

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

BG – you take that back! I didn’t teach ANYTHING! I purposely didn’t give the link to the article. Oh come Monday morning I’m toast. Freshly zapped toast :(

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

I’ve decided to just read in bed and not worry about pj’s. Take that how you will.

I did decide to get a pet! As I can’t have a live one here, I considered a pet rock; but, my sister talked me out of it. While I am usually good natured and even tempered, I think she felt that I might be inclined to use it sometime. On someone. Sigh.

Bought the cutest little stuffed sheep with a little ribbon around its neck and decided to name it Erin. Yes, you know it’s coming: Erin go baaaaaaah!

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

Thanks, jclimacus. And my all-time favorite from canada: http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/20 10/01/13/honey-did-my-beaver-come-in-the -mail/

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Kate + Eight More Kates…

Posted by sarabelle | Report as abusive

What was most shocking about the number two blog Mr. B.? Finding out your readers are actually literate or a bunch of pervs?

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

What do you think?

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

yeah, Mr. Pilot. BG knows we can read ;)

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

@sarabelle, nice reference there. ;)

@ifly, I guess the fact that we’re literate is a well known fact given that we manage to keep up with his puns and blogs. That would leave…

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

Well, Georgia, since you actually DIDNT teach, will let ya go..
Mr.Pilot, I am literate and not a perv… thats what I would stick to, unless BG grants One’s wish and shows us some Mr.Fab Abs in readable undies.. ;)

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

THANK YOU, Shra. Just for you…and me…and the rest of the gals http://greginhollywood.com/sunday-mornin g-man-daniel-craig-1382

now THOSE are some fab abs :P

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Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

Ooooooo!!! Now why cant we get him in readable undies!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Yes, Shra. I suggest War & Peace, or something else that will take many, many hours to read.

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

Thanks, Spin. Yeah I should totally make my job harder…

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

You could try that BG.. for a change, do something the hard way?

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