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Rockpile Rant

2012 in blogging

Happy New Year from WordPress.com!


About the fireworks

Each rocket represents a post published on this blog in 2012. 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 Rockpile Rant’s activity in 2012. You may start scrolling!

Crunchy numbers

20,005 entries were submitted to the 2012 National Geographic Photo of the Year contest. This blog was viewed 110,000 times in 2012. If each view were a photo, this blog could run 5 contests.

In 2012, there were 68 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 428 posts.

The busiest day of the year was October 12th with 1,151 views. The most popular post that day was Don't tell me I can't Rant.

Attractions in 2012

These are the posts that got the most views on Rockpile Rant in 2012.

How did they find this blog?

Some visitors came searching, mostly for michael vick dog, taco bar, taco bar ideas, colorado rockies logo, and alanna rizzo.

Where did they come from?

That's 171 countries in all!
Most visitors came from The United States. Canada & United Kingdom were not far behind.

Who were they?

The most commented on post in 2012 was Say it Aint So...You Let Helmer Go?

These were the 5 most active commenters on this blog:

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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