When I checked my email today, I found a rather neat-o surprise from the good folks at WordPress.com. Specifically, they’d sent me an email of a link which lead to a year-end-report that summarized/reviewed my year of blogging.
The summary contained information regarding my most popular posts, the frequency of search terms that brought readers to my blog, a list of my most active commenters, and when I had my busiest day, among other things. And given that I love statistics and summary type information, this was clearly right up my alley.
For those interested in the report you can click here to view it. It’s very info-graphic-y like; something that I highly appreciate.
Here’s a few of the highlights to whet your appetite:
- The concert hall at the Sydney1 Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 33,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 12 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
- The most popular search term/phrase that brought people to my blog: sad baby. Seriously. Why are so many people searching the web for sad babies?
- People from around the globe read my blog (that’s crazy-amazing to me). There were even readers from New Caledonia – which is east of Australia, for those who may not have known.
Thanks to everyone who takes the time to read and/or comment on my posts. It is, as always, highly unexpected but absolutely appreciated. Here’s to another year of blogging, and a most excellent 2012.
1 I should note that there is a rather glaring typo on the report. That is, the report has Sydney written as Syndey. While the Syndey Opera House sounds like a great place, I’m sure the fine folks at WordPress were referring to the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia. But I could be wrong.