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.
So 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.
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!
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!