Update: 1st November 2010
My justgiving page for HOPEHIV is now closed. If you would still like to donate to them, please do so directly at hopehiv.org
First things first. Thank you to those of you who have contributed to HOPEHIV through my justgiving page. The total donated at the time of writing stands at £80 (excluding gift aid). If you find the blog and my notes on ED209 and DD303 useful, there’s still plenty of time to donate if you wish to. It’s a great cause, and any sum – no matter how large or small – I know will be used to great effect.
The sponsored blogging has dried up a bit of late as I think that ebuzzing have had difficulties in getting UK advertisers into their programme. However, a couple of recent tweets from them suggest that this may change fairly soon, with new people being recruited into their UK operation. Even so, I’ve just claimed my first payment from them of €80.16, which will all go to HOPEHIV too.
The google ads on this blog continue to pick up a trickle of clicks – 102 so far – which amounts to 1 advertisement clicked for every 200 or so pages viewed on this blog. In theory, that’s raised another £29.66 so far, but, the total needs to reach £60 before I can claim a payment from them.
Thank you again to those who have donated so far. I’m going to keep my justgiving page open until 31st October 2010 and these contributions, plus everything I generate from sponsored posts and advertising before then will go to HOPEHIV.
So far this year, this blog has recorded a total of 19,480 page views. The graph below shows the weekly totals.
Far and away the most popular items on the site are the ED209 and DD303 chapter summaries I’ve created – the graph below shows downloads of these for the last quarter (March to June 2010).
Thank you too if you’ve provided a link to my blog – the chart below shows the top referring sites (excluding search engines) to here over the last quarter. A Student Again heads these stats (excluding referrals from my old blog and the OU forums).
Finally, those of you who did use a search engine to get here use these keywords the most. Unsurprisingly, given the nature of the bulk of the content of this blog, the top four keywords in the last 3 months were dd303, ed209, dse212 and citp respectively. The chart below shows the top 25.
Thanks again for reading – and please keep posting your comments. They genuinely are a great encouragement to me.