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A Close Listen

2012 in blogging

Happy New Year from WordPress.com!


About the fireworks

Each rocket represents a post published on this blog in 2012. 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 A Close Listen’s activity in 2012. You may start scrolling!

Crunchy numbers

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 17,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 4 Film Festivals

In 2012, there was 1 new post, growing the total archive of this blog to 133 posts. There were 7 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 4 MB.

The busiest day of the year was April 18th with 120 views. The most popular post that day was Kat De Luna | Inside Out (2010).

Attractions in 2012

These are the posts that got the most views on A Close Listen in 2012.

How did they find this blog?

The top referring sites in 2012 were:

  1. buscalox.com
  2. stumbleupon.com
  3. twitter.com
  4. facebook.com
  5. fileshut.com

Some visitors came searching, mostly for kat deluna inside out, nick carter 2011, bruno mars count on me, count on me bruno mars, and glee toxic.

Where did they come from?

That's 141 countries in all!
Most visitors came from The United States. Philippines & United Kingdom were not far behind.

Who were they?

These were the 4 most active commenters on this blog:

  • 1 Updater 2 comments
  • 2 click here 1 comment
  • 3 Dian Xu 1 comment
  • 4 Jessica Terrieve 1 comment

See you in 2013

Thanks for flying with WordPress.com in 2012. We look forward to serving you again in 2013! Happy New Year!


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