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2013 in blogging

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To kick off the new year, we’d like to share with you data on Frankly Speaking...’s activity in 2013. You may start scrolling!

Crunchy numbers

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 110,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 5 days for that many people to see it.

In 2013, there were 392 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 1,202 posts.

The busiest day of the year was July 20th with 968 views. The most popular post that day was The real reason for the GCSB Bill..

Attractions in 2013

These are the posts that got the most views on Frankly Speaking... in 2013.

How did they find this blog?

Some visitors came searching, mostly for tv3, tv3 campbell live, campbell live, frankly speaking, and andrea vance journalist.

Where did they come from?

That's 177 countries in all!
Most visitors came from New Zealand. The United States & Australia were not far behind.

Who were they?

The most commented on post in 2013 was How to sabotage the asset sales...

These were the 5 most active commenters on this blog:

  • 1 Frank Macskasy 189 comments
  • 2 Theodore 64 comments
  • 3 Priss 62 comments
  • 4 Deborah Kean 54 comments
  • 5 Geoff Lye 51 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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