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2013 in blogging

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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 Books: The Cheapest Vacation You Can Buy’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 19,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

In 2013, there were 502 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 1,395 posts.

The busiest day of the year was July 14th with 428 views. The most popular post that day was Win One Ticket to UtopYA 2014, One Signed T-Shirt from the Con, and over 18 Other Prizes Including Ebooks, Signed Books, and Swag.

How did they find this blog?

Some visitors came searching, mostly for stand by me, stand by me movie, orca books for reluctant readers, book a vacation, and a book vacation.

Where did they come from?

That's 112 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 2013 was One Tiny Secret Trick or Treat Blog Hop and Two Little Lies Puzzle Piece Cover Reveal

These were the 5 most active commenters on this blog:

  • 1 Denise Z 14 comments
  • 2 Dovile 10 comments
  • 3 Ashfa Anwer 8 comments
  • 4 Mary Preston 8 comments
  • 5 bookgeeking 6 comments

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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