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Gegen den Strom

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 Gegen den Strom’s activity in 2012. You may start scrolling!

Crunchy numbers

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 3,200 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 5 years to get that many views.

In 2012, there were 48 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 74 posts. There were 139 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 26 MB. That's about 3 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was September 13th with 66 views. The most popular post that day was Renomenitis: Die neue Vokabel für grassierenden Umbenennungswahn.

How did they find this blog?

Some visitors came searching, mostly for heidi külzer, heidi külzer lehrerin, horst arnold gestorben, bernd ulrich ratingen, and rheinische post leserbriefe.

Where did they come from?

That's 40 countries in all!
Most visitors came from Germany. The United States & Austria were not far behind.

Who were they?

The most commented on post in 2012 was Leserbriefdebatte in der FAZ: Linksliberale Wendungen, Kollektivschuld und die Achtundsechziger

These were the 5 most active commenters on this blog:

  • 1 Frieder 1 comment
  • 2 ennahf 1 comment
  • 3 Herbert Kober, Schneidemühler Straße 55, 48157 Münster 1 comment
  • 4 Kassandra von Troja 1 comment
  • 5 Karla Ulrich 1 comment

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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