Communications Director’s Report: June, 2015

For the month ending May 31, 2015

Web site report:

Statistics

2014 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Unique Visitors 280 524 529 538 498 754 822 777 1,159
Number of Visits 444 925 864 898 816 1,099 1,355 1,207 1,897
Pages Served Out 3,026 3,632 2,543 2,796 6,846 3,977 3,833 3,499 7,227
Hits 5,745 5,483 4,463 4,601 9,367 6,262 5,894 6,491 10,280
Bandwidth (MB) Used 130.88 111.66 101.56 120.64 171.39 194.09 273.56 242.92 241.89
2015 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Unique Visitors 1,184 1,203 1,423 1,241 1,412
Number of Visits 2,059 1,991 2,410 2,498 2,530
Pages Served Out 11,573 7,943 6,586 8,321 7,957
Hits 15,579 8,841 7,539 10,687 9,979
Bandwidth (MB) Used 300.38 345.99 240.97 379.67 214.10

Growth (month over month)

2014 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Unique Visitors * 87% 1% 2% -7% 51% 9% -5% 49%
Number of Visits * 108% -7% 4% -9% 35% 23% -11% 57%
Pages Served Out * 20% -29% 10% 145% -42% -4% 9% 107%
Hits * -5% -19% 3% 104% -33% -6% 10% 58%
Bandwidth (MB) Used * -15% -9% 19% 42% 13% 41% -11% 0%
2015 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Unique Visitors 2% 2% 18% -13% 14%
Number of Visits 9% -3% 21% 4% 1%
Pages Served Out 60% -31% -17% 26% -4%
Hits 34% -76% -15% 42% -7%
Bandwidth (MB) Used 24% 15% -30% 58% -44%
  • There has been a definite slow down in activity in May compared with April.

Changes Done, and Work In Progress

  • Other than minor maintenance, no work has been done on the web site this month.
  • There had been plans to develop a series of short video tutorials on using, and contributing to, the web site. These are now permanently shelved, since there has been no expression of interest. There are two other web sites under my management that are somewhat related to Lyceum’s site, and I am entertaining the thought of developing the video tutorials for one or the other of these. If that happens, the tutorials will be made available to Lyceum as well.

Summary

The web site is stable. The mailing list situation remains stagnant, however I anticipate that by September or October either the problems Yahoo is having will be fixed or it will become more feasible to move the mailing list to a more suitable host.

It should be noted that there has been a closed group Facebook page using the Lyceum of Trees name since 2009, with about 80 participants. Although this page uses the “Lyceum of Trees” name, it is not part of the Lyceum of Trees corporate organization, and Lyceum of Trees has no authority or responsibility with regard to it. One hopes that anyone wanting to communicate to all of Lyceum will use Lyceum’s own web pages and mailing lists in addition to, or in place of, the Facebook page, since postings to the Facebook page reach less than half the Lyceum membership.

Author: Will

I was born at a very young age but I am older than that now. As a young man I drove half a million miles in Boston taxis. Then I moved to Oregon and developed two careers as an RN over 28 years: the first as a clinical nurse mostly in ICU, then later in Nursing Service Administration as an Informatics RN (but before that term was coined). In between RN work, I picked up an ADSc Business Computer Programming and provided PC network installation, maintenance and repair for 10 years. I eased into retirement beginning in 2003 and was fully retired in 2010. But I have continued to develop and manage websites and my skills are current with HTTP/CSS, PHP, Apache, SQL, etc. I have a strong preference for Ubuntu Linux boxes and Dokuwiki websites. I have a strong dislike of WordPress, which, although it is technically very well done, has created one of the worst cesspool ecosystems I have ever encountered. Still it is sometimes the best tool for the job, more is the pity. I have followed pagan paths for 50 years and I have about 3 yards of bookshelves devoted to pagan thought and practice. I am a perfectly eclectic technopagan heavily influenced by Victor Anderson's Feri practice but comfortable with Gardner derivatives, Zennist ways, and totemic/shamanist practices. I have recently been made the Steward of the Lyceum Of Trees. So I am Will Steward, Steward. Make of that whatever you will.