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Half Past The Hour

2013 in blogging

Happy New Year from WordPress.com!


About the fireworks

Each rocket represents a post published on this blog in 2013. 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 Half Past The Hour’s activity in 2013. You may start scrolling!

Crunchy numbers

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 50,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 19 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

In 2013, there were 140 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 386 posts. There were 21 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 6 MB. That's about 2 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was August 7th with 642 views. The most popular post that day was A winner from Time Factors.

Attractions in 2013

These are the posts that got the most views on Half Past The Hour in 2013.

How did they find this blog?

Some visitors came searching, mostly for half past the hour, mkii kingston, sbgr061, seiko tuna shield, and halfpastthehour.

Where did they come from?

That's 131 countries in all!
Most visitors came from United Kingdom. The United States & Singapore were not far behind.

Who were they?

The most commented on post in 2013 was Horological heaven

These were the 5 most active commenters on this blog:

  • 1 eddiea01 5 comments
  • 2 gmtsubtime 4 comments
  • 3 ricsif 2 comments
  • 4 Phuong 2 comments
  • 5 Faiz Petra 2 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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