Friday, April 27, 2018

Holidays for the seventh year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News on Arbor Day

Happy Flashback Friday on Arbor Day!*  As I wrote yesterday, "the next retrospective will be about an ever popular topic at this blog, holidays."  In fact, it's such a popular topic that I've already written two retrospectives on holiday-adjacent themes, Samantha Bee helps update 'Vox on Puerto Rico statehood and John Oliver on territories,' the fourth most read entry of the seventh year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News, which included A 51st star for Puerto Rico on Flag Day, a holiday entry, and Daylight Saving Time (sucks) for the seventh year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News, a topic I've included in Holidays for the sixth year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News last year.  Yes, as the image I used to illustrate this entry shows, I love holidays!

The most read holiday entry I am listing for today's retrospective is Seth Meyers and John Oliver on coal and hawks for Cut Your Energy Costs Day and Save the Eagles Day posted January 10, 2018.  It was the tenth most read entry during the seventh year of this blog and the eighth most read entry actually posted during the previous blogging year with 4704 default and 4816 raw page views.  It was also the most read entry posted during January 2018 with 4746 raw page views and the second mooverall with 4705 default page views. It ended the month in ninth on the all time list, passing The Michigan recount is on!! with 4155 page views between 9 A.M and Noon on January 12, 2018 and A 51st star for Puerto Rico on Flag Day with 4241 page views between 3:00 P.M. and 4:30 P.M. that same day.  It fell out of the all-time top ten on February 5, 2018 when John Oliver on stadiums and NFL cheerleaders for Super Bowl Sunday passed it.  Sic transit gloria mundi!

Follow over the jump for the rest of the previous blogging year's popular entries about holidays.

In the title of the next most popular entry about holidays, I wished my readers Happy Year of the Earth Dog!  Posted February 16, 2018, it earned a total of 3873 default and 3939 raw page views to end the blogging year in seventeenth place overall and fifteenth place among entries posted during the blogging year.  It helped earn the blog 3902 page views the hour it was shared, a record, and 7019 page views the day it was shared.  The post was also the fourth most read entry for March 2018 with 3550 default page views during the month.

Vox airs its grievances about Trump for Festivus 2017 from December 23, 2017 was the twenty-third most read entry of the seventh year of the blog and the twenty-fifth most popular actually posted between March 21, 2017 and March 20, 2018 with 3259 default and 3329 raw raw toal page views. It ended January 2018 with 3043 default page views to finish third overall for the month. This post had 225 raw page views before being shared at the Join the Coffee Party Movement Facebook page and earned 1670 page views in the first two hours and 2860 total in the first 24 hours after being shared.

With 2102 default and 2340 raw page views, Flint water lawsuit settled for a late celebration of World Water Day from March 31, 2017 was the thirty-sixth most read entry of the bloggin year and the thirty-second most popular posted during the period.  Before being shared at the Coffee Party USA Facebook page at 11:00 P.M. E.D.T. on April 2nd, the entry had 72 page views, 80 according to the raw counter.  During the first two hours after being shared, it earned an additional 1197 page views.  After 24 hours, it earned a total of 1884 page views from being shared.  It was the third most read entry of April 2017 with 2102 default and 2210 raw page views before May 1st.

46 (41). The final holiday entry I'm sharing today is Record numbers of women running for office on International Women's Day from March 8, 2018.  It barely qualified with 2015 raw and 1968 default page views by March 20th, enough for it to place forty-sixth overall and forty-first among entries actually posted during the seventh year of the blog.  Last year, the cutoff to be included was 995 page views, which placed entries into the top 40 for the year.   This year, the cutoff was 2000 raw page views, which allowed 47 entries to earn spots in this year's retrospectives, including 42 posted this year.  This entry was also the eleventh most read entry during March 2018, the sixth most popular posted during the month, with 1974 default and 2036 raw page views by the end of March.  Like all the other entries in this retrospective, it earned its page views by being shared at the Join the Coffee Party Movement Facebook page.

The next retrospective should be next week and it will be about climate.  In the meantime, tomorrow is National Superhero Day.  Stay tuned.

*Arbor Day is a holiday I've never celebrated by itself here.  The closest I've come to doing that was listing an Arbor Day event in Earth Week events in metro Detroit in 2013.  Considering that Arbor Day is probably the oldest environmental holiday, I'm surprised.  I should have been celebrating it all along.  To make up for that oversight, here's Happy Arbor Day 2018 from the Arbor Day Foundation.

At the Arbor Day Foundation, planting trees is core to our mission. It’s what we do, and it’s what we’ve always done. As we celebrate National Arbor Day this April, it’s helpful to reflect on all that trees do for us. Happy Arbor Day!
Next year, I might actually devote a post just to Arbor Day.

Previous retrospectives about holidays. Previous entries in this series.

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