Blogging – Year in Review


So, it’s that time of the year when WordPress sends you a little report about how your blog fared. Here’s what they sent…

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 130,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

To me, it doesn’t say very much at all. Honestly, I blogged a lot less this year. But, I am a bit startled to find that my most popular posts were those written two years back. This was the case last year as well, and it feels a bit weird to me that people are reading such old posts, when I have moved on so much from my old blogging style (or at least I think I have). I mean one of my most popular posts is about a coffee shop I went to in 2010, the coffee shop doesn’t even exist any more!! So strange.

Apart from that, the report is a nice little pat on the back for all WordPress bloggers and I love that WordPress does this each year to remind us about blogging milestones.

About 2013 blogging goals…well, I have one, but so far it seems so out there, so out of my league, that I am not even going to talk about it in this post. It’s something I have been thinking about for a while, but if and when I eventually get around to accomplishing it, I will definitely point to this post and say, hey…I achieved my goal after all.

So what are you planning for your blog in 2013? Or for your life? I have made tons of resolutions but those need an entirely new post.

And hey, here’s wishing you a very happy and joyful 2013.

Wish you a very happy 2013

Wish you a very happy 2013

6 Responses
  • Laavanya
    January 1, 2013

    Happy New Year!

    Hope 2013 is a brilliant and beautiful year for you!

    • Nish
      January 1, 2013

      @Laavanya: Thanks for the wishes, Laavanya. Wish you also a very happy and joyful 2013.

  • BermudaOnion
    January 1, 2013

    All but one of my most popular posts of the year were from previous years – I guess that’s the power of search engines. Happy New Year! Here’s to another great year of blogging.

  • Claire 'Word by Word'
    January 1, 2013

    I think the older posts are indicative of having found a subject that people who aren’t subscribers are interested in, on my blog its the very first review I ever wrote, a review of a trilogy of books about Josephine Bonaparte. I have since learned that its on the curriculum for some US states, which could explain why so many people appear interested in it. But your coffee shop has me intrigued, what’s the mystery behind that I wonder?

    For 2013 I’m looking forward to more recommendations from bloggers, more books in translation, and getting through quite a few more unread on my bookshelf. I’m starting the year with a re-read, something I rarely do, but since it is a favourite, I want to see if that’s changed.

    All the best for 2013!

  • Leeswammes
    December 31, 2012

    That’s a lot of visitors! I actually like it that my older blog posts are still being read. They are apparently still worth reading, which is nice.

    Wishing you a wonderful year!

    • Nish
      January 1, 2013

      @Leeswammes: Oh, I don’t mind that a lot of my earlier book posts are read, those are timeless. But it’s weird that posts that are very obviously dated are still being read.

      Wish you a wonderful 2013 to you too 🙂

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