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Innocent Bystanders

2012 in blogging

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About the fireworks

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To kick off the new year, we’d like to share with you data on Innocent Bystanders’s activity in 2012. You may start scrolling!

Crunchy numbers

About 55,000 tourists visit Liechtenstein every year. This blog was viewed about 310,000 times in 2012. If it were Liechtenstein, it would take about 6 years for that many people to see it. Your blog had more visits than a small country in Europe!

In 2012, there were 390 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 5,370 posts. There were 196 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 47 MB. That's about 4 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was December 17th with 5,781 views. The most popular post that day was The Implicit Racism of Ezra Klein.

Attractions in 2012

These are the posts that got the most views on Innocent Bystanders in 2012.

How did they find this blog?

The top referring sites in 2012 were:

  1. ace.mu.nu
  2. stumbleupon.com
  3. pjmedia.com
  4. facebook.com
  5. Google Reader

Some visitors came searching, mostly for damien hirst, bullet, gummy bear, damien hirst cow, and cookies.

Where did they come from?

That's 196 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 2012 was Best Buy Ain't No Fun No More

These were the 5 most active commenters on this blog:

  • 1 lauraw 243 comments
  • 2 lauraw 106 comments
  • 3 OBF 68 comments
  • 4 sandy burger 65 comments
  • 5 Tushar 62 comments

See you in 2013

Thanks for flying with WordPress.com in 2012. We look forward to serving you again in 2013! Happy New Year!

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