Tuesday, January 5, 2010

2009 Wrap Up!

Last year we launched the UQ Psyc Blog, and before we get too far into 2010, I thought I’d write a quick summary of what’s happened on the blog so far. We started the blog with the goal to share what it’s like to be studying psychology at the beautiful University of Queensland, and hopefully to share some of the cool things we’ve been learning along the way. In this post, I’ll share some of the blog data we’ve recorded so far!

In the 6 weeks Matt, Morgan, James, Stef and I have been blogging, we’ve had 204 different people visit the blog over 600 times! While most of our visits have been from Brisbane, people have read our blog in Canada, the US, England, the Netherlands, and even New Caledonia.

James’ post Genuine Magic or Supernatural Powers had the most views (60 people), while my post Things About the Brain You Don’t Really Need to Know, had the second most, with 47. (However, people stayed on my story for 30 seconds longer than on James’ – not that I'm competitive or anything.)

Over 50% of people who visit the UQ Psyc Blog arrived at the site via Facebook, most likely after having clicked on one of our self-promotions that we each share on Facebook every time a new blog post is written. On average, each visitor stays for about one minute and thirty seconds, which should be just long enough to read a single blog post.

As for 2010, we plan to have many more contributors, and we’ll continue to strive to post stories that will be of interest to everyone, regardless of their backgrounds or interests. As always, feedback is welcome, and if you have any suggestions, comments, or want to contribute to the blog, please write to me at the email address below.

Are you studying Psychology@UQ and want to contribute to theuqpsycblog??
Send Will an email to find out how: will.harrison@uqconnect.edu.au

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