As you may have picked up on, I’ve been really interested in the traffic the blog has been getting this year. About this time last month I noted how crazy strong the readership was for March – at least by historical comparisons. Well, that pattern didn’t break in April.

Now, April traditionally sees a drop off in traffic compared to March, and that did hold this year. Last month saw 29,468 page views as compared to 35,169 the month prior. This April’s 76% improvement over the best prior year, however, did handily beat March’s 59%.

Total page views are now up over 117,000. That’s 37% higher than at the end of April in any previous year. That’s so strong that even with no traffic in May the blog would still be almost 15% ahead of it’s prior best.

I’m still amazed at all this.

In case you’re wondering, here are the posts that got the most readership.

  1. How to teach the overhand serve to volleyball beginners
  2. Volleyball Set Diagram
  3. Volleyball games for training and fun
  4. What does out of system mean in volleyball?
  5. Putting together a starting line-up

It’ll take about 22k page views in May to hit 1.5 million total since the blog’s inception. Normally, I’d call that a bit of a stretch for May. After all, the previous best was only about 17k from 2020. This year, I wouldn’t bet against it.

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John Forman
John Forman

John is currently the Talent Strategy Manager (oversees the national teams) and Indoor Performance Director for Volleyball England, as well as Global Director for Volleyball for Nation Academy. His volleyball coaching experience includes all three NCAA divisions, plus Junior College, in the US; university and club teams in the UK; professional coaching in Sweden; and both coaching and club management at the Juniors level. He's also been a visiting coach at national team, professional club, and juniors programs in several countries. Learn more on his bio page.

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