>Top Ten Page Views for June 2008

>Almond moves back on top again, and I’m sure that’s due at least in part to Microsoft’s pervy search engine results, but whatever. Lots of stuff from the anniversary issue appears here as well, and it was a huge traffic month: over 90,000 page views, our highest-traffic month ever. Can’t complain about that!

1. (2) Pornography by Steve Almond (6/15/05)
2. (5) Ten Very Short Stories by John Leary (3/15/07)
3. (NR) The Folk Singer Dreams of Time Machines by Matt Bell (6/15/08)
4. (NR) Disease Relics by Blake Butler (6/15/08)
5. (NR) Paper Mouse by Bob Arter (6/15/08)
6. (NR) The Bone Orchard by Randall Brown (6/15/08)
7. (NR) We Decided to Make Porn by Brian Allen Carr (6/15/08)
8. (NR) Ethnic Lego Girls Carry Spears by Heidi W. Durrow (9/15/07)
9. (1) The Cockroach by David Barringer (3/15/08)
10. (NR) Memento Mori by Rosanne Grifeth (6/15/08)

One thing I really notice about the top ten is that a number of these pieces were highlighted in various blogs recently: Matt Bell’s piece was featured by Dan Wickett here, Dogzplot here, and in Matt’s own blog here (along with links to every other story in the issue); Matt and Blake Butler were featured by Josh Maday here; Blake is also featured by Keyhole Magazine here (as are Rosanne Griffeth and Shellie Zacharia), and in his own blog here; Randall Brown’s piece appears on his blog here; and Rosanne, in addition to the Keyhole feature, is featured by The Angler here, Carolina On My Mind (the blog of the artist who illustrated the story) here, Dew on the Kudzu here, and in her own blog here.

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One Response to >Top Ten Page Views for June 2008

  1. Alicia says:

    >Very interesting, all this tracking stuff. I’m not in the top ten (sniff) but I got an email yesterday from Rebecca Barry (LATER, AT THE BAR) saying she enjoyed “Lobster Girl”. I’m happy! As a clam!

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