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In the Dark

2015 in blogging

Happy New Year from WordPress.com!


About the fireworks

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To kick off the new year, we’d like to share with you data on In the Dark’s activity in 2015. You may start scrolling!

Crunchy numbers

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 410,000 times in 2015. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 18 days for that many people to see it.

There were 360 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 219 MB. That's about 7 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was October 19th with 3,555 views. The most popular post that day was The Dangerous Myth of the "Great Man of Science".

Posting Patterns

In 2015, there were 409 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 3,053 posts.

Longest Streak

1 January - 1 April

Best Day

with 63 posts total

Attractions in 2015

These are the posts that got the most views on In the Dark in 2015.

How did they find this blog?

Where did they come from?

That's 202 countries in all!
Most visitors came from United Kingdom. The United States & Australia were not far behind.

Who were they?

The most commented on post in 2015 was Warmer and wetter. But not as wet as I thought.

These were the 5 most active commenters on this blog:

  • 1 Phillip Helbig 462 comments
  • 2 Anton Garrett 323 comments
  • 3 Bryn Jones 99 comments
  • 4 Phillip Helbig 97 comments
  • 5 Adrian Burd 54 comments

See you in 2016

Thanks for flying with WordPress.com in 2015. We look forward to serving you again in 2016! Happy New Year!


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