Tuesday, September 18, 2007

stats for issue 17

Here are the stats for issue seventeen:
Issue Seventeen (live from 6/15/07-9/14/07)

6/15-6/30: 42659 page views
7/1-7/31: 75894 page views
8/1-8/31: 56439 page views
9/1-9/14: 20169 page views
Total Issue 17: 195161 page views

Bleah. We dropped back below 200,000 page views for the quarter, and fell off by 9.67%. This appears to be a summer trend. Last summer's issue saw a 17% drop in page views, and the fall issue then jumped by over 20%. Hopefully, we'll see a similar jump for the issue just published.

Top Ten Page Views for August

Posting this REALLY late this time around, and only doing stories this time, because I've been (and continue to be) absolutely slammed at work. Only one story not rated in July cracked the top ten this time around, but boy did the top ten move itself around a lot. Welcome, Elizabeth Ellen, to numero uno.

1. (4) 8x10 by Elizabeth Ellen (12/15/06)
2. (1) Pornography by Steve Almond (6/15/05)
3. (6) Oblivious by Gary Cadwallader (6/15/07)
4. (2) Heaven by the Highwayside by Mike Amato (3/15/07)
5. (8) First Night by Ric Jahna (6/15/07)
6. (7) One Purple Finch by Kathy Fish (6/15/07)
7. (9) The Wedge in Between by Debbie Ann Eis (6/15/07)
8. (5) Renoir Responds to Aline Charigot's Charges of Painting Her Ugly by Daniel Bailey (6/15/07)
9. (NR) Cymothoa Exigua by Christopher Battle (6/15/07)
10. (3) Five Fat Men in a Hot Tub by Jeff Landon (9/15/05)

And, to appease Don once again, some personal news: in the building I'm working in now, they do a lot of shipping, and there's a massive scale just outside my door. When we were checking out the building a couple months ago, many of us walked across it. I weighed in at 195. Since cutting Coke almost entirely out of my diet due to kidney stones, I've noticed that my stomach looks flatter (not flat, mind you, but not so Buddha-like). Sure enough, I just walked across the scale and it came up 185. Yay, me!

Monday, September 17, 2007

SLQ Issue 18 is live!

Guest edited by Mary Miller, it's a beauty.

Issue EighteenIssue Eighteen (September 15, 2007): When the Toasts Stopped Being Funny by Steve Almond «» Nailed by Robert J. Bradley «» Raymond Carver by Dan Chaon «» The Sound of Success by Terry DeHart «» Ethnic Lego Girls Carry Spears by Heidi W. Durrow «» Mole Man by Stuart Dybek «» Party by Emily Fridlund «» From Halliville To Grice's Town by Jason Jackson «» Starfish by Jeff Landon «» Insomnia of an Elderly French Designer by Sean Lovelace «» Display by Davin Malasarn «» Little Bones by Kuzhali Manickavel «» Stigmata by Susan O'Neill «» Inroads by Dominic Preziosi «» Bachon by Teri Davis Rouvelas «» Voc Rehab Vignettes by Jessica Schantz «» Neighbors by Curtis Smith «» Caging the Thing by Beth Thomas «» Interviews: Steve Almond «» Robert J. Bradley «» Randall Brown «» Dan Chaon «» Terry DeHart «» Heidi W. Durrow «» Stuart Dybek «» Emily Fridlund «» Jason Jackson «» Jeff Landon «» Sean Lovelace «» Davin Malasarn «» Kuzhali Manickavel «» Mary Miller «» Susan O'Neill «» Dominic Preziosi «» Teri Davis Rouvelas «» Jessica Schantz «» Curtis Smith «» Beth Thomas «» Cover Art "Repression of an Open Mind" by Marty D. Ison «» Letter From the Editor