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

About 19,000 readers subscribe to this blog daily and can read the content without visiting directly. However, another six-thousand or so readers do visit to read the posts each day. How do they get here?

Well, for 2018, the answer was:

The number one source of referrals was Facebook at 41%. It was 52% last year. I don’t really know the cause for the decrease.

Flipboard came in second at 18%. It was at 16% last year.

Twitter was at 16%, a two percent increase from last year.

Pinterest referred 6% of visitors – it was 4% 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 (and it’s very possible that no one besides me cares), but I’m very open to hearing anybody else’s analysis…..