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2013 in blogging

Happy New Year from WordPress.com!


About the fireworks

Each rocket represents a post published on this blog in 2013. And because we like to share, we made the fireworks available as a jQuery plugin on GitHub.

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

Crunchy numbers

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,300 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.

In 2013, there were 161 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 424 posts. There were 73 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 26 MB. That's about a picture per week.

The busiest day of the year was November 24th with 441 views. The most popular post that day was I've Started. Now What?.

Attractions in 2013

These are the posts that got the most views on The Great Adventure in 2013.

How did they find this blog?

The top referring sites in 2013 were:

  1. facebook.com
  2. twitter.com
  3. goodreads.com
  4. amazon.com
  5. wordpress.com

Some visitors came searching, mostly for glen robinson, character vs characterization, fehrenbach lonestar, and graphic comic book cover.

Where did they come from?

That's 83 countries in all!
Most visitors came from The United States. United Kingdom & Canada were not far behind.

Who were they?

The most commented on post in 2013 was Announcing the Infinity's Reach Escape Clause Contest

These were the 5 most active commenters on this blog:

  • 1 lyngilleland 12 comments
  • 2 Sarah Rivera Laue 10 comments
  • 3 Jazzmine Bankston 4 comments
  • 4 AreYouAZombie 4 comments
  • 5 Jazzmine Bankston 4 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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