It’s hard to believe that I started this blog on August 13, 2009, 800 days ago (yes, I know my first post wasn’t until Aug 17). The time has absolutely flow by and I’ve learned so much.
For example, I’ve never shaded an axis in lieu of a color legend until today. Heck, I never even thought about until I saw a bunch of vizzes on Tableau Public that were using this style. I’ve always included the color legends, but it’s really not necessary on a dual-axis chart like this with only two colors. You might even call the use of a color legend chart junk in this case.
From what this viz tells me, I should stick to some specific topics if I want to drive traffic:
Does that surprise you? It doesn’t surprise me since those are topics that generally dominate the news.