So, it’s that last day of 2012, and the end of my self-challenge to do a blog every week. A challenge I’m happy to say I achieved. And what a glorious journey it’s been. I know all about it, but I thought you might want to know a bit of the behind-the-scenes stuff.
Every one of my posts starts with the word “So,” because I decided that it would be an interesting challenge that might stretch my writing ability. It’s inspired by Morris Gleitzman‘s Once and Then books where every chapter starts with the word “once” and “then” respectively. They’re great books regardless, so you should read them. This challenge actually started in my India diary, which I kept while over there at the end of last year. Read any of the posts under the India category for more on that.
Next year, I’m going to uni, so that means I’ll probably have a lot more work to do. However, I do plan on keeping this blog going. At this stage, my plan is to continue the once-a-week schedule. Should things change, I’ll let you know.
I’m actually running two mirrored versions of my blog, so the stats are significantly different between them. For the most part, the stats below are the two combined. Where that’s not possible or accurate, the WordPress version is denoted by a (WP) and the Weebly version by a (WB).
Word Count: Total (all posts inc. this one) – ~53,587 words
2 Longest Posts – Troubleshooting with Dell with 2,016 words – followed by Review: The Amazing Spider-Man – 1,850 words
2 Shortest Posts – This Is Not A Blog Post -107 words – followed by Survey- 226 words, including the survey itself
Longest Post Title – How to Get To Temporary Internet Files & the Documents You Lost In Them In Windows 7 – 17 words
View Count: Total – 3,451 (WP) + 517 (WB) = 3,968 Views
3 Most Viewed Posts (WP) – Weebly Vs WordPress (444 views) , Reasons as to why Lizzie Bennet is perpetually single (294 views), and No Network Access – Avast To Blame (249 views)
3 Most Viewed Posts (WB) – Reasons as to why Lizzie Bennet is perpetually single (11 views), House Update: Switch Stack Down (11 views), My First Post (10 views)
3 Least Viewed Posts (WP) – House Update: The Audit (1 view), Achievement Unlocked! Traineeship Complete! (2 views), House Update: Assorted News (2 views)
Comments: Total Count – 118 (WP) + 7 (WB) = 125 comments
Audience: Top 3 Countries (WP) – USA (1,001), Australia (942), UK (231)
Top 3 Countries (WB) – Australia (245), USA (21), India (13)
Survey: Respondents – 1 (and I know that guy…)
If you want to see a few more stats, I’ve made my auto-generated “2012 In Blogging Annual Report” for WordPress publicly available, so you can have a look too.
Happy New Year everyone!! Hope this one just gone was good, and even if it wasn’t, hope the one up next brings you joy and achievement!
Until we meet again,