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 pets. Other hobbies include transmog / costumes, novelty items and all things pets.

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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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