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If you missed the past week, welcome to The Best Day to Blog Experiment and thanks for your participation, I do appreciate it. I’m conducting a brief, non-scientific experiment. The idea was to blog everyday this week, track the results and report back. This is Day 5, the last day of the experiment and so far Day 1 (Monday) got some good traction, Day 2 (Tuesday) grew with a 6.5% jump in visits over Monday, Day 3 (Wednesday) was down 4% from Tuesday but still had a decent showing and Day 4 (Thursday) was up 5% over Wednesday. It pretty much follows the same pattern as other ‘best day’ studies have shown.
Friday, the end of the school and work week in many countries and even has it’s own catch phrase – TGIF. For those superstitious folks, there’s an interesting anomaly about Friday according to Wikipedia, ‘The use of the Gregorian calendar and its leap year system results in a small statistical anomaly, that the 13th of any month is slightly more likely to fall on a Friday than any of the other six days. The figures are 688/4800 (43/300) which is .1433333..., being greater than 1 in 7 by just 0.3%.’ Friday blog entries still get attention and statistically get about the same as a Monday post. What I did find interesting, is this study (pdf) from Carnegie Mellon which found that if efficiency is your goal, the very best day to read a blog is Friday. They say that the logic might be that since bloggers tend to blog less often on Friday, the content that is posted might be more focused and informative – either that or there is less to choose from and you find the really good ones.
Since it is Friday, I’m not going to babble on about blog traffic and just get right to the ‘Songs about the Day,’ a recurring theme for this blog experiment. All week, I’ve used The Y! Radish’s blog about ‘songs with days in the title’ and he has a decent Top 10 list for every day, including Friday. But for today, I found another list from PopCultureMadness which lists a bunch of Friday songs.
Another Friday Night - Chris Knight
Another Friday Night - Embrace Today
Black Friday - Steely Dan
Every Friday Afternoon - Craig Morgan
Every Other Friday At Five - Trace Adkins
Freaky Friday - Aqua
Freaky Friday Baby One More Time - Bowling For Soup