WordPress is kind enough to generate an “annual report”.
It is quite scary to see some of the stats it shows up. Fortunately it does not disclose how many words I have written this year, or else I would have a marker for how much time I could have spent doing other, more productive, things!
First of all, the report tells me about visitors:-
About 55,000 tourists visit Liechtenstein every year. This blog was viewed about 2,900,000 times in 2012. If it were Liechtenstein, it would take about 53 years for that many people to see it. Your blog had more visits than a small country in Europe!
In 2012, there were 484 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 591 posts. There were 475 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 36 MB. That’s about a picture per day.
The busiest day of the year was November 15th with 27,962 views. The most popular post that day was Internet Rumours.
It is clearly entirely coincidental that the busiest day was following the discussions between the lawyers for the Rangers Football Club Ltd and myself about removal of certain posts from the blog.
The report then tells me what were the most viewed posts in 2012.
- 1 “Playing the Man and Not the Ball” – The Sun, Rangers and Downfall by Phil Mac Giolla Bhain September 2012
- 2 Charles Green’s Latest Rangers Statement – 18 Paragraphs – Wrong in 17! September 2012
- 3 What If Celtic Accept Wrong-doing re Juninho’s EBT? Aberdeen SPL Winners 2005? May 2012
- 4 In Football’s “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” How Close is Charles Green to Craig Whyte? An Earley Answer May 2012
- 5 The Brechin Ultimatum – Did SFA Botch Rangers FC’s “Membership” – Are Any RFC Players Registered? July 2012
Regarding comments, my most commented on post in 2012 was, ironically, If the Comments Here are Getting You Riled, Consider Haudin’ Yer Wheesht for a Wee While
Every one of my commenters is greatly appreciated. The blog’s life comes from all of the readers who chip in with comments, suggestions, jokes and video clips. It would be a quiet place indeed if no one engaged in the conversation! I am glad that at all times we remain civilised in debate.
A special thank you goes to the “old faithfuls” who have been prolific in their participation and involvement.
These are the 5 most active commenters, and all should take a bow:
- 1 Ecojon 3615 comments
- 2 mick 3120 comments
- 3 cam 838 comments
- 4 seeujimmy 756 comments
- 5 Adam 602 comments
In 2011, the most prolific commenter was The Black Knight, with 52!
How things have grown!
I have no intention of stopping my blogging in 2013, and will always manage to find things to write about – they will interest me, and hopefully some readers too!
Once again thank you to everyone for looking at the blog this year.
Posted by Paul “Old Father Time” McConville