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2013 in blogging

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To kick off the new year, we’d like to share with you data on Niles's Blog’s activity in 2013. You may start scrolling!

Crunchy numbers

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 20,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

In 2013, there were 55 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 2,994 posts. There were 3 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 1 MB.

The busiest day of the year was January 13th with 149 views. The most popular post that day was Six new teaching activities I think worked #mfl.

Attractions in 2013

These are the posts that got the most views on Niles's Blog in 2013.

How did they find this blog?

The top referring sites in 2013 were:

  1. twitter.com
  2. facebook.com
  3. librivox.org
  4. en.wikipedia.org
  5. honest-food.net

Some visitors came searching, mostly for alex foster, mark oaten poo, black rod's garden entrance, alexfoster.me.uk, and mini plenaries.

Where did they come from?

That's 120 countries in all!
Most visitors came from United Kingdom. The United States & Canada were not far behind.

Who were they?

The most commented on post in 2013 was REVIEW: Win a copy of Rip it up!

These were the 5 most active commenters on this blog:

  • 1 Kathryn 5 comments
  • 2 Dr_nick 4 comments
  • 3 Leigh 4 comments
  • 4 Will Fox 2 comments
  • 5 Mum 2 comments

See you in 2014

Thanks for flying with WordPress.com in 2013. We look forward to serving you again in 2014! Happy New Year!


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