Happy New Year from WordPress.com!
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 The Skeptical Teacher’s activity in 2012. You may start scrolling!
About 55,000 tourists visit Liechtenstein every year. This blog was viewed about 230,000 times in 2012. If it were Liechtenstein, it would take about 4 years for that many people to see it. Your blog had more visits than a small country in Europe!
In 2012, there were 117 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 655 posts. There were 100 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 263 MB. That's about 2 pictures per week.
The busiest day of the year was April 23rd with 3,177 views. The most popular post that day was The Myth of the Non-Decomposing McDonald's Hamburger.
These are the posts that got the most views on The Skeptical Teacher in 2012.
The top referring sites in 2012 were:
Some visitors came searching, mostly for teacher, george clooney, teachers, large hadron collider, and embryonic stem cells.
Thanks for flying with WordPress.com in 2012. We look forward to serving you again in 2013! Happy New Year!
The Skeptical Teacher
2013 is going to be even better on WordPress.com…
Who were they?
The most commented on post in 2012 was Gas Prices and Politics: Fact vs. Fiction
These were the 5 most active commenters on this blog: