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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 TOM PERNA’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 97,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 4 days for that many people to see it.

In 2013, there were 211 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 332 posts. There were 281 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 100 MB. That's about 5 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was August 4th with 1,898 views. The most popular post that day was 10 Words from St. John Vianney to the 21st Century on the True Presence of Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament .

How did they find this blog?

The top referring sites in 2013 were:

  1. facebook.com
  2. newadvent.org
  3. twitter.com
  4. bigpulpit.com
  5. mail.yahoo.com

Some visitors came searching, mostly for the ten commandments, our lady of fatima, tom perna, conscience, and road to emmaus.

Where did they come from?

That's 182 countries in all!
Most visitors came from The United States. Canada & Philippines were not far behind.

Who were they?

The most commented on post in 2013 was 5 Reasons Why Every Catholic Man Should Join the Knights of Columbus

These were the 5 most active commenters on this blog:

  • 1 Howard and Fran Smith 10 comments
  • 2 Topaz 9 comments
  • 3 Susan & Roger Grahf 9 comments
  • 4 Bob and Mary Ann Minton 7 comments
  • 5 Richard Welp 7 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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