So, over 2015, I noticed that NIU seemed to spike between April (going from 768 views/145 visitors) and May (3,069/502.) It then peaked in July (3,922/768) and began to slowly drop off. It finally got to a low in February (2,288/304,) which was better than anything when I had started around the same time last year, but it got me worried. Then, this month, I got a huge spike. I'm now breaking all sorts of view numbers, including my monthly record (I've gotten 4,217 views so far) and my daily view counts are... abnormally high. Last year, I rarely got as high as 200 views, usually only once a month. This week, in the past seven days, I've had five days of views over three hundred, one of which ended up having 445 views. That being said, I'm still not up to the number of visitors I had during the summer.
Now, the question I have is why? Why is there a sudden spike? Is it because I've been been posting to RRL in March? Probably not, since it only came through last week, and I've only had 18 people come from there. Is it because I've built up my backlog? If that's the case, why did views and visitors go down during the fall and winter?
My best bet at the moment is it has to do with seasons. If that's the case, why is it that March is such a good month? Does that say anything about my audience? Also, why is March 2016 so much better than March 2015 (544/114)?