Looking Back at 2012

When I first started blogging in Dec 2011, I was fascinated by the Annual Reports on a couple of WordPress Blogs. At the time, I could only imagine what mine would look like but after seeing the first report appear on a fellow bloggers site, I began to wonder if I’d actually receive one.

WordpressSo a few days after the new year and no email in sight, it appeared to be a little more complicated for a self-hosted site. I remember reading last year that not everyone received a report so I was really hoping I would be one of the lucky ones. After some troubleshooting on the .ORG site, I ended up asking Jetpack (who connects your self-hosted site to WordPress.com) directly for assistance.

Tonight, I was surprised to find a new link on the stat page as well as an email version to the report in question. Even though I celebrated my first blogiversary a month ago, the results may seem somewhat familiar. Not surprisingly, my Pet Battle Guides had the highest number of views.

2012-Annual Report

Here’s an excerpt:

About 55,000 tourists visit Liechtenstein every year. This blog was viewed about 300,000 times in 2012. If it were Liechtenstein, it would take about 5 years for that many people to see it. Your blog had more visits than a small country in Europe!

View the full report

I actually visited Liechtenstein in 1997 so I got a real kick out of that comparison. But once again, thx to all my visitors, readers and commenters. See you all in 2013!

Author: Cymre

Disc priest and relic hunter who loves collecting achievements, silver dragon shots and all things pets. You may know me as Cymre Brightblade. Catch all the pet battle strategies on my YouTube channel - CymreJones

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  1. You can hike across Liechtenstein in a day (actually 2 hours). There way too much information on your blog for a single day’s visit. Visiting your blog requires a decision, do you want the quick bus tour or are you going to stay in one place for a while, digging a little deeper!


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  2. Haha, that’s a hilarious way to look at page views :) Congratulations on beating an entire country in the tourism trade!

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    • Kal – We passed through there during a Contiki tour and was a great place to get your passport stamped and get rid of all the old currencies.

      Tome – Yep, my persistence paid off :P

      Josh – LOL, that’s what had me intrigued to begin with. Thought it was a great way to show off those stats :)

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  3. Yay you got one! I’m glad you got one, you really wanted to get that :)

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  4. 300K! That’s great! But not surprising given the quantity and quality of your posts. :)

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