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Who are you?

Posted: May 7th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: news

According to Google Analytics

  1. You spend an average of 3 minutes on NoiseJockey.net. This suggests you actually listen to the sounds. :-)
  2. 60% of you are directed here from other sites; of that, over 20% of you are arriving from DesigningSound.org.( I thank everyone who runs sites in this increasingly vibrant sound recording/design community who read and support Noise Jockey! You rock!)
  3. 60% of you use MacOS, and 35% of you use some flavor of Windows. I’m gonna assume the 2% of you who visit Noise Jockey on the iPod, iPhone, or iPad are lamenting Apple’s refusal to support Flash.
  4. 42% of you use Firefox, 36% of you use Safari, and and less than 7% of you use Internet Explorer. There’s a word for that: Progress.
  5. Almost half of you use laptops to view this site, but at least a quarter of you have big-ass monitors, too.
  6. Noise Jockey’s visitors are quite international. A hearty “merci beaucoup” goes out to the 10% of you that parlez Français, possibly visiting from SoundDesigners.org. (A personal thanks to Benoit is appropriate here, and apologies for not having taken French since middle school!)
  7. You made post that you found most annoying also the most-viewed/heard. (Thanks to David Hobby at Strobist.com for the pick-up).
  8. You commented the most on the first video I released. More to come…

Numbers only tell so much. How many of you are female vs. male? How many of you are professionals vs. hobbyists? What else do you do for fun? That’s what’s most meaningful, and the statistics above only paint part of the picture.

If you want to share more, do so in the comments below. But more importantly, visit each other’s sites and blogs. Join an online sound community. (Some of my favorite blogs and communities are listed in the “Aural Linkage” sidebar.) Record something and start your own blog!

Or, at the very least, just listen. To where you are, every day. Your life will be richer for it.

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5 Comments on “Who are you?”

  1. 1 Colin Hart said at 8:42 am on May 8th, 2010:

    Your stats are quite better than mine, but then again, you’ve been a member of the blogging world a lot longer!

    How much traffic do you get a month? What’s your bounce rate?

    Thanks for being so consistent with your blog! You have some really great insight. It’s always nice to know that there are real people on the other side of my computer screen…

  2. 2 Nathan said at 9:47 am on May 8th, 2010:

    Aw, shucks! Thanks, Colin. Right now Noise Jockey’s around 2k visits and about 4.3K pageviews a month, 64% bounce. Slowly trending upwards..!

  3. 3 Ian Palmer said at 1:33 am on May 10th, 2010:

    Only came across your site since noticing you on Social Sound Design. Been enjoying your exploits ever since and damn you you’ve made me really need to get some location recorder even though that’ll really piss off my bank manager.

    My stats…
    Male, married, 30 years young. Full time employee Sound Mixer/Designer/Dialogue Editor mongrel skilled geek. I brew beer and care for my ill wife in my spare time.

    I have to say that I’m thoroughly enjoying being a small part of this group of sound people that’s emerged recently.

  4. 4 NB said at 3:05 pm on May 10th, 2010:

    Female, 24, “hobbyist”. I like to listen, and sometimes that extends to making things for other people to listen to. I’ve entertained the idea of the professional realm (and been encouraged to), but I’m hoping to go back to school for psychology or social work. Ultimately, I would like to work for a nonprofit that employs creative therapies (especially music and sound) for disadvantaged and special needs kids. I find a lot of inspiration on your site and others like it. For fun, anything that makes me laugh! The past year has seen a lot of screenings of those so-awful-they’re-great, VHS-only, late 90s sci-fi movies with friends.

  5. 5 Benoit Tigeot said at 4:00 pm on May 24th, 2010:

    Thanks Nathan. I just read your post. And I published your last links on SoundDesigners.

    Keep publishing, it’s awesome! Specialy the hard driver, and robot recording!


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