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Rob Pegoraro

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 Rob Pegoraro’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 90,000 times in 2012. If each view were a photo, this blog could run 4 contests.

In 2012, there were 120 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 184 posts. There were 155 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 56 MB. That's about 3 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was November 11th with 5,511 views. The most popular post that day was Surface and iPad mini: Keep or return?.

Attractions in 2012

These are the posts that got the most views on Rob Pegoraro in 2012.

How did they find this blog?

The top referring sites in 2012 were:

  1. loopinsight.com
  2. twitter.com
  3. facebook.com
  4. usatoday.com
  5. Google Reader

Some visitors came searching, mostly for rob pegoraro, calendaragent, pegoraro, forward lotus notes to gmail, and how to forward lotus notes to gmail.

Where did they come from?

That's 166 countries in all!
Most visitors came from The United States. United Kingdom & Canada were not far behind.

Who were they?

The most commented on post in 2012 was Why I don't own an iPhone

These were the 5 most active commenters on this blog:

  • 1 wiredog 26 comments
  • 2 Tina in Falls Church 9 comments
  • 3 John Ludwigson 5 comments
  • 4 PJ Geraghty 4 comments
  • 5 Henry Winokur 4 comments

See you in 2013

Thanks for flying with WordPress.com in 2012. We look forward to serving you again in 2013! Happy New Year!


Rob Pegoraro

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