Each year, I publish year-end statistics of how visitors find my blog (you can find last year’s post here).

About 18,000 readers subscribe to this blog daily and can read the content without visiting directly. However, another four-to-six-thousand readers do visit to read the posts each day. How do they get here?

Well, for the first six months of 2018, the answer was:

The number one source of referrals was Facebook at 52%. It was only 14% last year, and I don’t really know how or why it increased so much.

Flipboard came in second at 16%. It was at 38% last year and, again, I have no explanation for the change.

Twitter was at 14%, a four percent drop from last year.

Pinterest referred 4% of visitors – it was 6% last year.

There were a lot of sites referring one percent or below of visitors.

I’m never really sure what any of this means, but I’m very open to hearing anybody else’s analysis…..