Day 356 (R, 111222) — Under the Hood

24,603.  That’s how many hits I’ve had on NJ4NY since the beginning.  I know it’s not much, but it’s all I’ve got.  Maybe I’ll break 25,000 for the year.  Who knows….

I don’t often delve into the intricacies of blog management; I generally just write and if I get hits, I get hits.  It’s cool if I do, but I don’t worry about it one way or the other.

Today, I thought I’d take a look and see what’s been going on (so far) this year.

All Time Favorites.  Just for kicks, I looked at my All Time Most Popular Posts/Pages.  Here are the Top 20:

Title Views
Home page 5,813
4HB Cheat Day Cheat Sheet 2,452
Results to Date 1,376
My Approach & “Before” 806
Day 101 (M, 110411) — Mud Run Comparisons; Tips for a Successful Mud Run 610
Day Eighty-eight (T, 110329) — My Experience on Occam’s Protocol 513
Day 201 (W, 110720) — The Cake* . . . er . . . Nutrition Information Is a Lie? 436
Slow Carb 4HB Chicken Tortilla Soup 406
S/low Carb 4 Hour Body Recipes 405
Day 163 (Su, 110612) — Why We Get Fat 282
Recipes 243
Day 130 (T, 110510) — 24-Hour or 16-Hour Fasting, Which is Better? 207
Slow Carb / Low Carb Snacking: Salami Dogs, Poor Man’s Hot and Sour Soup, a Jello Idea 200
About 193
Day Thirty-six (Sa, 110205) — 4 Hour Body (4HB) Cheat Day Cheat Sheet 183
Perfect Bacon (Without the Mess) 173
Day Forty-two (F, 110211) — 4HB Cheat Day Cheat Sheet PDF and First Workout B 171
Day Sixty-two (R, 110303) — Interview with Pareto Nutrition; Kombucha and Yerba Mate 161
Day Forty-nine (F, 110218) — Artificial Sweeteners (Truvia, Erythritol, Ace-K) 147
Day Seventy-eight (Sa, 110319) — Another Lost Week? Results for Week 11; Program Review: 4 Hour Body 146

There are seven more which broke the “100 views” barrier.


On a More Narrowly Focused Note.  Surprising things are afoot at NJ4NY: my traffic has exploded (in terms relative to my normal tiny trickle of visitors ;-)).

  • The day before yesterday, I saw a three- to four-fold increase in hits over my average.
  • Yesterday, that tripled again (approx. 9 to 10 times more than normal), making it the single busiest day to date on NJ4NY.

Why? I can kind of understand yesterday’s bump: I linked to a popular blog’s popular  post.  I guess I got some sidestream traffic that way.

UPDATE: D’oh!  I figured it out.  See this post for an explanation.

But Tuesday’s post was nothing.  It was a total of 34 words (not counting the boilerplate Weekly Plan section) and all it said was I was feeling “blah.”

Looking at the search terms for these two days, nothing stands out (and some are downright odd):

Search terms from 111220 and 111221

Search Views
food diary 4
max capacity training results 3
Other search terms 3
Unknown search terms 3
4 hour body cheat sheet 1
what day is the 332 from jan 1 1
130 day fast 1
you’re amazing pic 1
no more cookies 1
4hb pull ups 1
4hb cheat sheet 1
occam’s protocol i: a minimalist approach to mass 1
occams protocol cheat sheet 1
paleo scrambled eggs dinner 1
printable 2 day food diaries 1
freebirds burrito bowl 1
Total search terms 21

Referrers.  My referrers don’t show anything unusual.  I got a few hits from Google, one or two from Twitter, a few from my 4HB buddies at and . . . but not much else.

Top Views.  Which posts were viewed the most? Well, the home page tops the list both days, naturally, and yesterday’s post sit atop the list.

Explanation.  Anybody out there understand the vagaries of blog traffic enough to help explain why I’m suddenly getting more traffic?  I’d love to be able to continue this trend. =)

The only thing I can think of that I’ve done differently, besides linking to a hot blog, is that I recently changed my RSS feed from summary to full text, but I can’t see that making such a big difference so quickly.


Plan for Week 51.  Today I actively decided to break my fast with a Mooyah Three
Story iceburger on lettuce with: American cheese, tomatoes, pickles, avocado, bacon, sautéed onions, sautéed mushrooms, mustard, mayo, buffalo sauce, and Cholula.  The cheese was not strictly SCD, but overall it was close enough.  De-lish-us! =)

Day Fast? SCD? Run/Exer?
Sunday Yes No Yes No No
Monday Yes No Yes No Yes
Tuesday Yes Yes No
Wednesday Yes Yes Yes
Thursday Yes No Yes No
Friday Yes Yes Yes
Saturday TBD TBD TBD
Red = a negative deviation | Green = a positive deviation | Blue = a note


* The Facebook “followers” bit is misleading.  They seem to be counting all of my FB friends except those who have specifically unsubscribed from my feed.

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