my 2011 blogging summary

This was sent to me by the lovely people at WordPress. Admittedly, this summary is not really substantial in terms of content; I’m sure the one sent to Jim West nearly rivalled Jacob Neusner’s CV. Despite the brevity of mine, it was rather interesting to see the stats. So, for your enjoyment (or boredom), here’s the stuff:

Crunchy Numbers

  • A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,300 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 55 trips to carry that many people.
  • In 2011, there were [76] new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to [198] posts. There were 25 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 19mb. That’s about 2 pictures per month.
  • The busiest day of the year was October 22nd with 169 views. The most popular post that day was On Pliny’s ostrich and reactive behaviour.

Stalkers (er, How They Found Me)

  • Some visitors came searching, mostly for ‘peripatetic learning,’ ‘scared ostrich,’ ‘ostrich scared,’ ‘ostrich burying head,’ and ‘the middle of the earth allen austin.’

Where They Come From (with some added details)

  • Most visitors came from the United States.
    • Top five places, with numbers: California (187), Georgia (92), Ohio (67), Texas (49) and Florida (29)
  • The United Kingdom & Australia were not far behind.
    • Top five from UK, with numbers: Gloucestershire (297), London (40), Birmingham (13), Wiltshire (6) and Cambridgeshire (5)
    • Top five from Australia, with numbers: Western Australia (24), New South Wales (19), Victoria (7), Queensland (6) and South Australia (6)

Who Commented the Most (I’m editing this one slightly; WordPress’ details were a bit off–no offence)

Most Viewed Posts (the Top Ten, with numbers)

Most Commented Post (I’m adding this one, just for fun)

So there you go. Happy days. The (tentative) goal will be to do better and more this year. Thanks to everyone who has wandered here and interacted with this blog in some way. I appreciate your digital company. Have a wonderful new year!

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