I’ve just completed a statistical analysis on when people comment on my blog. To be more exact, what times of day and which days of the week. Obviously there are many factors that can skew these types of studies, so take this as information only.
Rationale: Since the beginning of July there are over 2000 comments on my blog, each has a GMT timestamp. My idea is that commenters will have times of the day when they are actively reading posts on my blog, and “participating”
How: Wordpress has the facility to extract all of the text out of a blog (Tools->Extract). This produces an XML file. The XML file I put into Notepad++, and removed everything except the GMT date/time and the email address for all comments. I then exported this into Excel 2010 and produced two charts. One a scatter chart to show times of the day…
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