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2014 in blogging

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About the fireworks

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To kick off the new year, we’d like to share with you data on judgmental observer’s activity in 2014. You may start scrolling!

Crunchy numbers

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 99,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 4 days for that many people to see it.

There were 97 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 13 MB. That's about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was September 24th with 5,403 views. The most popular post that day was Understanding Your Academic Friend: Job Market Edition.

Posting Patterns

In 2014, there were 14 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 115 posts.

Longest Streak

27 August - 28 August

Best Day

with 4 posts total

Attractions in 2014

These are the posts that got the most views on judgmental observer in 2014.

How did they find this blog?

The top referring sites in 2014 were:

  1. facebook.com
  2. twitter.com
  3. the-toast.net
  4. slate.com
  5. pankisseskafka.com

Where did they come from?

That's 174 countries in all!
Most visitors came from The United States. United Kingdom & Canada were not far behind.

Who were they?

The most commented on post in 2014 was No End in Sight: Academic Research and "Time Off"

These were the 5 most active commenters on this blog:

  • 1 Pris 4 comments
  • 2 Greg Boyd 3 comments
  • 3 brianingreenvillenc 3 comments
  • 4 Myles McNutt 3 comments
  • 5 afiwiyono 2 comments

See you in 2015

Thanks for flying with WordPress.com in 2014. We look forward to serving you again in 2015! Happy New Year!


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