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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 Home to Roost’s activity in 2012. You may start scrolling!

Crunchy numbers

5,000 people attended the Aspen Food and Wine Festival. This blog had about 28,000 views in 2012. If each view were a foodie, this blog would power 6 festivals.

In 2012, there were 105 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 262 posts. There were 27 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 22 MB. That's about 2 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was February 19th with 291 views. The most popular post that day was Chicken FAQs.

Attractions in 2012

These are the posts that got the most views on Home to Roost in 2012.

How did they find this blog?

Some visitors came searching, mostly for urban chickens, chicken breeds, chicken wellies, chicken rain boots, and chicken ark.

Where did they come from?

That's 109 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 Chickens Approved in Elgin

These were the 5 most active commenters on this blog:

  • 1 Kim Wilson 4 comments
  • 2 Richard McGinnis 3 comments
  • 3 Lisa 2 comments
  • 4 Ed 2 comments
  • 5 Susan 2 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!


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