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2013 in blogging

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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 Dilettantista’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 27,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 10 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

In 2013, there were 5 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 457 posts. There were 21 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 28 MB. That's about 2 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was January 22nd with 266 views. The most popular post that day was 2 Days to Dragon*Con: Warhammer 40K.

Attractions in 2013

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

How did they find this blog?

Some visitors came searching, mostly for mrs lovett, steampunk, melisandre costume, warhammer 40k tabletop, and warhammer 40k table.

Where did they come from?

That's 141 countries in all!
Most visitors came from The United States. France & Canada were not far behind.

Who were they?

The most commented on post in 2013 was I return, bearing news!

These were the 5 most active commenters on this blog:

  • 1 David 1 comment
  • 2 Gregory Payne 1 comment
  • 3 ThatJenn 1 comment
  • 4 Laura Mackenzie-Hawkins 1 comment
  • 5 Janet Rae 1 comment

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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