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2011 in review

January 1, 2012

A few weeks back I (very lazily) posted some stats about Irresistible (Dis)Grace since its last birthday. Well…it turns ut that every new year, the WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepare an annual report for wordpress blogs…and it’s quite a bit more detailed than what I had presented.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 39,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 14 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Some things I would like to say about these statistics are that there are some “distortions,” I guess (not that I’m complaining, hehe.) If you check the section “Attractions in 2011” for example, you’ll see that some of the most viewed entries aren’t necessarily the ones that had the most comments…now, that’s fine…sometimes, posts can be popular without drawing a lot of conversation. However, the reason why these posts are popular is something a bit different. For both Public Smith Announcement and Blow in Her Face, these posts draw visits day in and day out because people are searching for images found within those pages.

Basically, if you want to draw constant daily traffic, you just need to have posts with popular (or controversial) images…who knew?

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