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2013 in blogging

Happy New Year from WordPress.com!


About the fireworks

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 On the Homefront’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 35,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 13 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

In 2013, there were 410 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 693 posts.

The busiest day of the year was November 10th with 1,088 views. The most popular post that day was Quotes for Remembrance Day.

Attractions in 2013

These are the posts that got the most views on On the Homefront in 2013.

How did they find this blog?

Some visitors came searching, mostly for remembrance day quotes, mary randolph carter, poohism of the day, and when does a village become a town.

Where did they come from?

That's 107 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 There Is a Reason I Have Not Been Freshly Pressed

These were the 5 most active commenters on this blog:

  • 1 photosfromtheloonybin 368 comments
  • 2 Peggy 280 comments
  • 3 unfetteredbs 242 comments
  • 4 writerwannabe763 236 comments
  • 5 RoSy 223 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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